The recognition that we’ve received from Stonewall as one of Britain's top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers is the culmination of &Proud - our 100% employee owned and run LGBT+ and allies network designed to champion LGBT+ inclusion and positive change across all areas of the business - dedication to building a better, more inclusive, workplace for everyone.
In our regular series, ‘Five minutes with’, we catch up with some of the &Proud steerco. This week Rosie Birchenough, Events Manager, Dentsu Aegis Network, discusses why networks like &Proud are important champions of change.
What do you hope placing in the Stonewall WEI top 100 achieves?
I hope that by being the first marketing agency network to feature in the Stonewall top 100 will motivate and encourage other companies in this sector to look at their own D&I initiatives and policies and ultimately create a more inclusive industry.
Why does &PROUD matter?
&Proud is a vital network that creates an inclusive working environment for Dentsu employees. It also helps to educate and inspires people to support the LGBT+ community internally and externally.
Why is LGBT+ inclusivity essential?
LGBT+ inclusivity is essential because I passionately believe that no one should feel isolated or live in fear of being judged or overlooked because of who they are.