Published in The Financial Times of London (UK), the 2018 EMpower: Ethnic Minority Leaders list
, celebrates role models in the business world who are helping create a diversified landscape of talent. Kai Exos, CCO and Co-CEO at Isobar Canada, has made it to the list - the only Canadian executive - and was published in the top 50 honourees.
“We are extremely proud of Kai’s recognition as a diversity champion,” said Annette Warring, Denstu Aegis Canada CEO. “More than ever we need diverse talent that reflects our global community and clients.”
Building on last year’s edition, where Exos was awarded as a role model, EMpower aims to celebrate and champion ethnic diversity in top business positions globally. The list recognises 100 senior role models who are helping to make the workplace a more welcoming place.
Winners were selected by a global panel of judges representing BAME [Black, Asian and minority ethnic] leaders across industries who weighted the following criteria: actions undertaken to make the workplace a more welcoming environment for ethnic minorities; actions and impact of minority ethnic initiatives outside of work, recent business achievements; and seniority and influence in the business.
To help drive impactful actions for a more inclusive and diverse work environment, Dentsu Aegis Network Canada has forged solid partnerships with key players championing for equal opportunities including Pride at Work Canada, the leading non-profit organisation supporting the LGBTQ+ community in Canadian workplaces, and the Canadian Center for Diversity and Inclusion, an organisation dedicated to provide employer partners the tools, knowledge, and coaching to create more inclusive workplaces in the country.
Exos advocates tirelessly for Diversity & Inclusion at Dentsu Aegis Canada. He continues to inspire and promote inclusive practices among all levels of management. He strives for a representative and diverse set of individuals in crafting advertising and media campaigns, and further into recruitment efforts to achieve equity while breaking down traditional industry barriers.