Publicis Groupe has named Geraldine White its new U.S. chief diversity officer, moving the former North American head of diversity and inclusion for Publicis Sapient to the top-level role where she will oversee the holding company’s ongoing racial equity and inclusion efforts.
As chief diversity officer of Publicis’ U.S. operations, White will be tasked with managing a range of DE&I initiatives, including the creation of more equitable and just policies for the agency’s multicultural staff, and helping the group pursue the goals laid out in its Seven Actions commitments last year.
“I look forward to continuing to advance the strong momentum we have made in our journey to place diversity, equity and inclusion at the center of our organization,” says White, whose new position is effective immediately.
“I’m honored to accept this role that reflects my continued commitment to creating a more inclusive and equitable environment for people across a broad spectrum of diverse experiences, with care and consideration across the multitude of identities, to enable us to deliver on our promise of ‘Viva La Difference’ for our teams, our company, our clients and the communities that we exist in,” she continues.
At her new post, White will help oversee the Brain Trust, a company-wide collective of talent “dedicated to developing and expanding diversity equity and inclusion initiatives,” according to Publicis, and will also helm the Talent Engagement and Inclusion Council.