Yahoo!’s Former Global Head of Inclusive Diversity will lead Golin’s worldwide D&I efforts
NEW YORK (May 31, 2018) – Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) agency Golin, hired Margenett Moore-Roberts as Golin’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Margenett was most recently at Yahoo!, where she served as the Global Head of Inclusive Diversity. She joins Golin’s Executive Board and reports to co-CEO Matt Neale.
“Margenett is an incredible addition to our leadership team,” said Neale. “She has managed complex issues for Yahoo!, both in the U.S. and around the world, representing the company across the media, at conferences and at The White House. Golin is committed to diversity & inclusion as a strategic priority. We believe it is one of the principle reasons why clients and candidates will choose Golin. Diversity of perspective quite simply leads to sharper insights, which empowers braver creative work.”
Prior to her six years at Yahoo!, Margenett worked in various client service roles across media and advertising. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Yahoo! CEO Excellence Award and was one of California Diversity Council’s Top 50 Multicultural Leaders in Technology. In her new role at Golin, Margenett is charged with developing a comprehensive and integrated D&I strategy for the agency. Margenett’s major areas of focus will include collaborating with executive leaders to develop & activate business practices that promote and deliver on the inclusion imperative, enhancing Golin’s culture through the introduction and adoption of broader sets of perspectives, and driving the development and execution of a robust education and awareness framework that enables the team to increase competence in the areas of strategic engagement, cultural intelligence and active inclusion.
“I am beyond thrilled to join this team and partner with Golin’s top executives to elevate the practice of inclusion as a core competency and competitive advantage for the agency,” said Moore-Roberts. “The specific set of disciplines and expertise that have enabled Golin to deliver success for clients can be beautifully leveraged to develop and execute a progressive Inclusion & Diversity strategy. The implications of this opportunity are enormous for Golin and its clients.”
Margenett is based in Golin’s New York office and officially started on May 21.