At dentsu, we believe that our differences make us stronger. Our mission is to be a champion for meaningful progress and a force good – with and for our people, clients, consumers and communities. To achieve this, we embed diversity in our mindset, in our solutions and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable culture. By building equity within our teams, we aim to become better collaborators with each other and with our clients, driving better outcomes for all.

Christena Pyle, Chief Equity Officer, dentsu Americas

“I’m a true believer in the power of diversity, equity and inclusion and the impact it can have on a company’s culture, values and business growth. Having a diverse mix of talent who can take on the challenges and opportunities a business faces, now and in the future, is a critical factor in any company’s success and resilience.“ 

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Our Commitments in Action

As a modern marketing solutions company, we understand and value the significant role that we play in creating positive change, progressive policies and representation. We take a top-down and grassroots approach to our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts so that DEI permeates every aspect of our business. Our cohesive organizational design, with Lines of Business and centralized functions, allows us to truly operationalize this at the dentsu level and within our agencies.

Attracting, developing and promoting diverse talent

We are committed to progress through how we attract, onboard, develop, and promote talent at all levels. It is critical that our people have the support and programs where they will be engaged and thrive. 

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Building Future Leaders

From how we invest our peoples’ careers with ongoing education, to our campus recruiting programs and relationships with HBCUs and other diverse student organizations, partnerships with organizations like MAIP, and building internally-developed early career programs within our brands and, dentsu’s The Code program for high school students, we’re creating a workforce that is rich in diversity of thought and representation.

Growing community & client impact

We are committed to leveraging our craft to create platforms and social solutions that push reform and drive sustainable change, to collaboration and sharing all that we learn with clients, partners and our industry community to advance progress.

Deepening research and learnings

We work to deepen understanding around anti-racism, anti-sexism and equity in all forms through our educational efforts and BRG events, partnership with organizations like Allyship & Action, and through our craft, such as the research from our Strategy team that provides value and insight to our industry, including through our partnership with #SeeHer. 

Advancing representation in the media

We’re drawing awareness of minority-owned,-operated and -targeted media partners and on a mission to advance diversity across media supply chains, including through dentsu’s Prism and Project Booker initiatives and working with SeeHer to continue to embed and evolve their GEM score framework.

Partnering with diverse suppliers

At dentsu, we believe our suppliers, like our employees, should have equal opportunity to thrive, and that equitable actions are needed to achieve this. By including and encouraging diverse businesses in our supply chain and, we create fair opportunity, promote innovation, and stimulate growth.

Advancing Industry Awareness

Celebrate Black History Month with dentsu

February, also known as Black History Month, is a time to learn, honor, reflect, action on, and celebrate the achievements made by African Americans in the United States. Join dentsu for ‘28 Days o...

Founding member of the World Economic Forum Coalition to ...

48 organizations representing 13 industries, with more than 5.5 million employees worldwide and with headquarters in three continents have committed to building more equitable and just workplaces 

The Code

The Code opens the doors of our industry to students from diverse backgrounds, through immersive workshops, work experience opportunities and apprenticeships.

Perceptions of Progress: The State of Women's Equality in...

SeeHer and dentsu have collaborated on a proprietary research study. Perceptions of Progress: The State of Women’s Equality in the US, to understand consumers’ attitudes around the importance, prog...

Female Foundry

Our mentorship program for the female leaders of tomorrow is empowering women in business and driving economic growth around the world.

Elevating the Human Potential: Upskilling Employees with ...

In 2018, dentsu announced its partnership with AutonomyWorks, a company that specializes in mobilizing employees on the autism spectrum by creating job opportunities. Partnering with AutonomyWorks ...

ABLE: Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement Project

We are supporting Innovation in Anti-Racist Police Training through providing Strategy, Creative and Media work to ABLE, along with serving on the board and amplifying impact through our client par...

Meet our Business Resource Groups

Multicultural

Celebrates the diverse backgrounds and individual experiences that make our community great. Includes Black, Hispanic and Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern affinity groups.

Interfaith

Appreciates the beliefs of all our people and foster unity by sharing observances, traditions, greetings, and representations for open and honest communication. 

Parents

Championing the voice of all parents and parents-to-be to ensure that they receive support through all moments of parenthood. 

Military

Celebrates employees who balance the demands of service and civilian lifestyles. 

Enablement

Committed to support employees of all abilities to thrive in a safe and accessible workplace. Includes subcommittees for Disability and Mental Health.

Pride

Celebrates diversity of experience and creates a brave space where our people can bring their authentic selves. 

Women Empowerment

Developing a culture of advocacy, equality and empowerment to advance and support women in the workplace.