Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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Our Take

Great ideas know no color. They don't belong to or prescribe to any one religion, racial makeup, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. Great ideas transcend. That's what makes them great. The same can be said of our employees. Their differences are their strengths. And we leverage those strengths to create work that resonates.

“The Courageous Conversations training was eye-opening and impactful beyond words. It’s an incredibly powerful experience to have these emotional conversations with co-workers that go beyond the four walls of an office and humanize all of the people around you to understand them on a deeper level – from their past to their present and how that affects their everyday lives and work.”

Courtney Ou, Manager of Programmatic Services

“To fight racism, we need to know where and in what form it exists. Courageous Conversations helped me see where racism lives in the workplace, so I can help remove the obstacles to creating a workplace that welcomes and elevates the voices of everyone.”

TJ Prochaska, Copywriter

“Courageous Conversations has made it easier for me to have conversations with co-workers about why I am who I am – my lived experiences that have shaped the way that I see myself and the world around me. As a Black woman, knowing that everyone at Marcus Thomas now has a deeper understanding of race and the way it impacts our everyday lives further encourages me to be exactly who I am – unapologetically woman and unapologetically Black.”

Joy Smith, Diversity and Talent Acquisition Specialist

Marcus Thomas Affinity Groups

Our affinity groups help create impactful cultural change. They also help us attract, engage, develop and retain a diverse team at Marcus Thomas.

Parents@Work

We are working parents and caregivers, helping one another navigate the many intersections of work and family life with advice, support and resources.

The Table

We bring important issues to The Table.  We want everyone to have a seat at The Table.  We lay everything out on The Table.  

Green Team

The Marcus Thomas Green Team strives to help employees implement greener practices at the office, and break habits that create excessive waste of both materials and resources.  

Black at MT

The mission of Black at MT is to foster a workplace where all Black employees can thrive.


Marcus Thomas Diversity Goals:

Just like we tell our clients, everything is measurable. The numbers matter. While we’re far from where we need to be, we work every day to reach the goals we’ve set in front of us.  

CategoryFemaleWhiteBlackLatinxAsianAll Other
executive level31%68%6%6%12%6%
all staff58%85%5%4%4%2%


Categoryexecutive levelall staff
Female31%58%
White68%85%
Black6%5%
Latinx6%4%
Asian12%4%
All Other6%2%

HIRING GOALS: Increase hires of color from 12% to 20% by YE 2020.

EDUCATION: Increase participation in affinity groups.

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY: Have 10% of total spend be from diverse suppliers.

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