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2020 Might Have a Silver Lining for Employees with Disabilities

2020 Might Have a Silver Lining for Employees with Disabilities

by Michele Lanza| October 30, 2020

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month in the U.S., and so, as a part of Ketchum’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leadership team, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to how we at Ketchum can do a better job of creating a culture of inclusivity for people with disabilities. As a person with a […]

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“You Never Thought That Hip-Hop Would Take It This Far”: How The Culture Took Over Culture.

by Tony Balasandiran| February 22, 2019

“We are culture. Nothing moves without us.” – JAY-Z In 2009, fashion photographer Tommy Ton posted a pic of Kanye West and his crew on his blog during Paris Fashion Week. You may not remember that pic. But, you may remember the infamous South Park episode it led to. No one pictured was technically supposed to be there, […]

Beyond the buzzword: Do you even multicultural, bro?

Beyond the buzzword: Do you even multicultural, bro?

by Tony Balasandiran| December 19, 2018

If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say they have a client interested in multicultural outreach, my bank account would look like Jeff Bezos’. That interest is the first step in the right direction. And by first step, I mean baby step. While it’s a good thing brands are interested in […]

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Assembling a symphony of leaders as we push for progress

by Barri Rafferty| August 16, 2018

Enhancing idea generation, bringing forth differentiated perspectives, and improving business outcomes are all reasons businesses focus on their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. As a communications consultancy, and on behalf of our clients, these motivating factors play a role, but the most important consideration is our commitment to the employees who work here. As a CEO, one of […]

Diversity & Inclusion: What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Means to Us

Diversity & Inclusion: What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Means to Us

by Chloe Kerr| January 12, 2018

With so many challenges in the world today, we, Ketchum’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council (DE&I), wanted to take a moment to reflect on a historic leader who defined change and transformation. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a pioneer and an advocate who inspired generations through his commitment to love and people. His dream of […]

From Politics to Retail, Diversity to Harassment, Sleep to Power: In 48 Hours, Fortune MPW Covers It All

From Politics to Retail, Diversity to Harassment, Sleep to Power: In 48 Hours, Fortune MPW Covers It All

by Barri Rafferty| October 20, 2017

Fortune’s annual Most Powerful Women Summit is both thought provoking and motivational. The networking is unparalleled but, the truth is, the broad range of topics is what keeps me coming back each year. The conference alternates locations between California and Washington, D.C. each year, and being in our capital gave it a different vibe. Senator Amy Klobuchar kicked […]