Diversity & Inclusion


Diversity has always been and will always be a part of Ogilvy's DNA, our core values and our culture. Our founder David Ogilvy was an early advocate for diversity in the workplace and, as Chairman of the United Negro College Fund, in 1968 he set the agenda for the agency's pursuit of inclusion in the workplace.

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We have 10 professional networks: Administrative Professional Network, Black Diaspora, Doonya, LatinRed, Ogilvy Pride, RedLotus, Salute, Women’s Leadership Professional Network, Working Parents Network, Young Professional Network. They are our employee and business resource groups and their primary objectives are to provide professional development and networking, assist in attracting and retaining talent, continually evolve our culture, and support business growth through a diverse workforce.

We strive to create an environment in which all employees can contribute to their fullest potential. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, domestic violence victim status, age, citizenship, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or because of any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Diversity is the lifeblood of effective marketing communications, and Ogilvy has seen the benefits that a diverse workforce can generate. Depth of consumer understanding is critical to effective advertising. It is our belief that our diverse workforce makes for richer consumer insights and understanding.

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Ogilvy North America has received numerous industry awards for work that reflects the diversity of our clients' customer bases. We have also received recognition for our accomplishments in the area of diversity. We are proud to be a recipient of the American Advertising Federation Mosaic Award, which honors achievements in diversity related programs and campaigns.

2015 & 2016
Ogilvy & Mather North America named to Working Mother's Top 100 Companies for working mothers

O&M scored 1000% on Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT employees

Ogilvy & Mather North America named to Working Mother's Top 100 Companies for working mothers.

Marketing Edge Corporate Leadership Award (OgilvyOne)

O&M scored 90% on Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT employees.

Ogilvy & Mather rated Best Agency for Career Advancement of Multicultural Professionals, according to latest Tangerine Watson, Inc.'s Impact 2011 research

Workforce Diversity Award (Ogilvy New York)
Commercial Closet Awards (Honoring positive images of gays/lesbians in advertising) (Ogilvy New York)

Nominated for Outstanding Commercial: MTV If Your Love Is Boundless (Ogilvy Portugal)
Ad Respect Award: American Express was honored for their long-standing commitment to GLBT inclusive marketing
"They Get it Award" from the Good, Bad & Ugly Awards sponsored by the Advertising Women of NY: (Ogilvy Toronto for Dove campaign)

Nancy Vonk and Janet Kestin (Ogilvy Toronto) received the WIN Award from Women in Communications for their work on the Dove campaign
The National Organization of Woman (NOW) awarded Ogilvy's Brand Integration Group with the 2006 "Image of Women Award" for the "Real Beauty" exhibit created for Dove.
Nominated for Outstanding Print/Outdoor: American Express - Ellen/Poker
Nominated for Outstanding Mainstream Portrait - Lesbian: American Express - Ellen/Poker

Nominated for Outstanding Commercial: American Express - Ellen/Dance and David Collins

Supplier Diversity: The Coca-Cola Company's Office of Supplier Diversity awarded its "Partners in the Promise" Award to Ogilvy.
Minority Recruitment: Ogilvy New York received the 2003 MAIP Service Award in recognition for our outstanding dedication to this 4A's Minority Internship program and the success of its alumni.

Leader of the Year Award: Miller Brewing Co. - Switcharoo


John Seifert, Ogilvy North America Chairman, and Donna Pedro, O&M Chief Diversity Officer, received the first corporate Diversity Leading Lights Award presented by the National MultiCultural Institute in November 2010.

Marie-Claire Barker, Global Chief Talent Officer, was inducted into the YWCA-NYC Academy of Women Leaders Class of 2010.

Carla Hendra (then-CEO, Ogilvy North America and Chairman, Ogilvy New York) was one of four recipients of the 2009 Gertrude R. Crain Honor at the second annual Women in Business-to-Business Honors. The award acknowledges leading female executives for their achievements in the B-to-B media, marketing and advertising industries.

Carla Hendra received the "W Award" from the YWCA, New York City chapter in 2008. This award is presented annually to a woman who is a visionary, an innovator and trend-setter and who gives back to her community and helps women, girls and families of New York City.

Donna Pedro (Chief Diversity Officer) was recognized as one of 20 inspiring career mothers honored by Working Mother magazine and Advertising Women of New York (AWNY), February 2010. She was also recognized with the "Change Agent" award in 2008 by AdColor which is an organization highlighting individuals with outstanding achievements in advertising, media and marketing. Tracey Coleman (Art Director) and Nasreen Madhany (Global CEO, Neo@Ogilvy) were also nominated for awards in 2007 and 2008, respectively.

Stacey Ryan-Cornelius (then-Regional Controller of Corporate Finance) has twice been profiled by Black Enterprise Magazine (January 2010, November 2007) for playing a key role in helping Ogilvy blend cost control with savvy business investment and for keeping Ogilvy's financial structure in good health. In 2010, she was named as one of the Top 75 Women in Business.

Loren Monroe-Trice (Director of Diversity & Inclusion) received the "Change Agent" Award by ADCOLOR for her commitment to increasing diversity at O&M and in the advertising industry as a whole.

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Supplier Diversity is an important part of how Ogilvy conducts business. We recognize that our clients need the best resources to reach an increasingly diverse market. Our supplier diversity program gives us the ability to tap into the insights, creativity and competitiveness of diverse businesses. Supplier Diversity is not only a reality of the American marketplace, it is also closely aligned with our core values and approach to business.

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* To attain a competitive advantage for our clients and ourselves by engaging the talents, resources, creativity and ingenuity of companies that help us communicate more effectively with America's increasingly diverse market segments.

* To expand our understanding of diverse communities as we contribute to their growth by utilizing businesses owned by members of those communities and by utilizing businesses that employ diverse workforces and maintain diverse supply chains.

If you are a diverse supplier we invite you to register through our supplier portal, but first please become familiar with our program guidelines.

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Our Supplier Diversity Program enables Ogilvy to expand the breadth and depth of the resources used to satisfy our client needs. We encourage our buyers to use the resources of Ogilvy Supplier Diversity Program as a key part of their overall sourcing strategy. Suppliers are chosen based on their ability to meet critical business needs, as defined by our division and departments – usually in accordance with our client's requirements. Within each department, individual buyers and decision-makers evaluate and select suppliers based on their own assessment of the total value a supplier bring to Ogilvy's ability to satisfy our clients. We expect all of our suppliers to offer us the following:

* Integrity
* Quality products and services
* On-time delivery
* Competitive pricing

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Ogilvy & Mather's Supplier Diversity Program serves businesses that are at least 51 percent owned operated and controlled by one or more individuals who belong to the following minority groups: African American, Hispanic Americans, Asian American and Native Americans.

Women owned businesses that are 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women.

Ogilvy Supplier Diversity Program also recognizes and encourages businesses designated by the Small Business Administration, Veterans, Service Disabled Veterans, Hubzone as well as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered (LGBT) owned businesses to apply.

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Any diverse business seeking to participate in our Supplier Diversity Program is encouraged to obtain third-party certification, which ensures a business's diversity status. Ogilvy & Mather accepts certification from the following:

* Affiliate councils of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
* Affiliate councils of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
* The National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC)
* The Small Business Administration (SBA)
* Certification from local, state, federal government agencies.
* National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

Please note that registering as a diverse supplier on Ogilvy's Supplier Diversity database does not guarantee you or your business an opportunity to bid on any immediate or future procurement opportunities with us. Registration is only the first step towards becoming an actual supplier, you or your company must provide Ogilvy & Mather with a strategic advantage.

If you are a diverse supplier and wish to be considered for potential business opportunities with Ogilvy, please go to http://www.cvmsolutions.com/suppliers supplier registration portal to submit your company’s information.

For general information on the Ogilvy Supplier Diversity Program, you can email lynette.white@ogilvy.com.

Ogilvy's decentralized philosophy allows varying degrees of delegation of authority, responsibility and control of purchasing activities. Below is a list of the departments and their managers that work directly with their own suppliers:

Purchasing, North America
Michael Granath, Director
Email: michael.granath@ogilvy.com

Broadcast Production
Matt Bonin, Chief Production Officer
Email: matt.bonin@ogilvy.com

Art Buying
Cindy Rivet, Director
Email: cindy.rivet@ogilvy.com

H&O New York
Jonathan Parker, Regional Chief Operating Officer
Email: jonathan.parker@ogilvy.com

Enterprise Technology/IT
Charles Lehanka, Regional Technology Director
Email: charles.lehanka@ogilvy.com