A diverse workforce adds value to our business. It helps us understand consumers from all walks of life and create compelling marketing for our clients. An inclusive workplace culture helps us attract the most talented people from all backgrounds.
We introduced a non-discrimination policy in 1992. This commits all WPP companies to select, develop and promote people based on merit and regardless of race, religion, national origin, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age or disability.
The CEOs of our companies are ultimately responsible for diversity and inclusion. We review our companies’ diversity programs as part of our annual talent review process.
In 2008, women accounted for 32% of Board members/executive leaders, 47% of senior managers and 54% of total employees.
There are currently three women on WPP’s Board.
We have continuous programs in place in the US to improve the representation of diverse employees in our workplace. These cover education, recruitment and training initiatives.