VMLY&R: We All Belong


United States

As an industry centered on storytelling, advertising thrives on the creativity, collaboration, and ingenuity of its people.

VMLY&R recognizes that that very focus has never been more integral to the strength of business than it is today. For this reason, we have committed ourselves to cultivating an environment of understanding and belonging within which our employees of all identities and backgrounds feel supported enough to infuse their authentic selves into the work they do for the agency. Leading this ongoing mission is the VMLY&R Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practice. Subashini Nadarajah and Tasha Gilroy, executive global co-directors of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, work together to maintain and expand VMLY&R’s already robust global DE&I practice. Under their leadership, the DE&I team more than doubled in size by January 2021, and now, in January 2022, it boasts an official global team of eight members across three continents. VMLY&R’s DE&I team actively works to promote cultural education and literacy, recruiting and retaining talent that reflects the diversity of the world around us, and crafting internal programming and development opportunities to nurture the culture that we have built across our over 100 offices.