The Global DEI Census 2023 Top Findings Are Here!

The Global DEI Census 2023 Top Findings Are Here!

Nearly one in seven members of the global marketing industry say they would leave our industry on the back of a lack of diversity, equity and inclusion, according to responses to the 2023 Global DEI Census.

The picture is even worse among certain groups, with 16% of women (almost 1 in 6), 17% of LGBQ+ (1 in 6), 22% of ethnic minorities (more than 1 in 5) and 24% of disabled respondents (almost 1 in 4) say they are likely to leave. Younger professionals (25-34 years) and caregivers are also slightly more likely to leave than the global average (18% vs 14%).

The overall one in seven figure remains the same as that found by the first Global Census on DEI in 2021 despite all the efforts that companies have made to increase diversity, retain talent and improve their appeal to potential employees around the world.

Other key findings include:

  • LGBQ+ respondents report worse lived experiences at work than their heterosexual counterparts
  • The number of disabled respondents has improved compared to 2021 (10% vs 7%) and is closer to the global benchmark of 15%
  • Twenty-seven percent of respondents agree that “my work is having a negative physical impact on health and mental health”

“First, I want to thank to every single person who has contributed to the Census. Thanks to you, we can see that progress is being acknowledged which means we are going in the right direction. However, the ongoing discrimination faced by women, LGBQ+, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities shows that there is still a long way to go. These revealing figures are a vital opportunity for our industry – we must respond with purposeful action, weaving diversity and inclusion into the very heart of our organizations, to create a nurturing environment where each person is embraced, valued, and empowered.” said Tamara Daltroff, EACA CEO and VoxComm President

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