Visit Interpublic Group's website home page and "Diversity" is front and center on the navigation bar, linking to a dedicated section at interpublic.com/diversity/ and a sub-section on results. While agency holding companies all emphasize their culture, career opportunities and diversity, no industry leader has been as single-mindedly focused on advancing diversity, and especially gender equality, as IPG's chairman and CEO Michael Roth (pictured above). In an interview, Roth and Heide Gardner, IPG's Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, expressed appreciation for the industry's recognition of their successes in advancing women into senior positions, incorporating diversity and inclusion into the IPG culture, but stressed that more work is needed. Roth, Gardner and IPG will be inaugural inductees into the Diversity Hall of Honors at the Advancing Diversity Honors event to be held during CES on January 10 at Caesars Palace from 4 to 8 p.m. Also being inducted are Unilever, Nielsen, the Advertising Council, iAB's iDiverse program, Ernst & Young, Kay Koplovitz and Ruth Hedges. Visit ces18.com to learn more about the event and register to attend.
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