MAHF’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program
In 2021, the MAHF updated its mission statement to address diversity, equity and inclusion issues in our industry. The MAHF mission statement now includes this line:
To enhance awareness and support the value of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our industry — and in the work we create for our clients — through purposeful actions regarding diversity and inclusion in our staff and our workplace.
Twenty members, including world-leading agencies and influential industry publishers have approved the new mission statement and signaled their intent to adhere to the newly added purpose.
A series of programs have been proposed to activate this initiative, and now are under consideration for our membership and beyond.
The first such program is a series of podcasts in partnership with MM+M. Each podcast will feature two MAHF members discussion facets of this important topic:
- The “why” behind a diversity strategy
- Embracing uncomfortable conversations to promote diversity
- Recruiting diverse talent
- Creating and selling work that reflects our diverse world