Leïla Grison, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) at Publicis France, tells us about her first day on the job and how it all started for her in terms of diversity, equity and inclusion. She takes us back in time by looking at her journey that embodies these DE&I values and her family history that makes her a true fighter.
As DE&I Director with a start date of late 2021 at Publicis France, she tells us in a very concrete way how she herself created the opportunity to engage on these high social impact issues and how she managed to get the support and commitment of her management team.
? What were the first steps in creating her position as Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion?
? What are the stakeholders to involve when creating your very first DE&I strategy?
? How do you build a team and get a budget to implement the goals you set?
Leïla Grison tells us all about how to get started with your DE&I work and strategy!
Leïla also shares two success stories from her first year of work:
? How her team developed and deployed a survey to their employees on DE&I with the help of Mixity
Leïla Grison says:
" The first thing to do, if you want to identify your priorities and convince your stakeholders, is to illustrate your beliefs with facts and figures. "?
? How did Publicis launch its first equal opportunity program "Publicis Track"? - By taking a tour of its family history, social mobility and equal opportunities which are at the heart of what Leïla Grison has decided to embody more strongly at Publicis!
"Publicis Track": a #equalopportunity work-study program for young people representing all diversities in France ?? - The program has grown from 11 recruits to 120 in 1 year!
Leïla Grison, particularly emphasizes the importance of measurement, which reveals the company's situation on these diversity and inclusion topics and also makes it possible to realize the factual margins for progress.