Congrats to Draftfcb’s D&I Champion
Keisha Vaughn lives by example. Draftfcb’s Chief Diversity Officer proudly boasts that her African American ancestry includes Blackfoot American Indians and Jews. The University of Michigan graduate has faced discrimination and triumph, and is now clearly melding the two. Keisha was honored on Tuesday, October 2nd with a Diversity Champions Award at the World Diversity Leadership Summit (WDLS) in St. Louis. As one of 17 recognized, she was in good company among executives from a myriad of industries.
While diversity and inclusion are key components of Draftfcb’s DNA, they also course through Keisha’s veins. She works tirelessly to make sure all employees at Draftfcb – no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, age or religion – feel comfortable in our house and know their potential to reach great heights will not be obstructed by a glass ceiling. Although the agency and the industry are making strides, Keisha encourages anyone and everyone to embrace diversity and make inclusion our rallying cry. The WDLS honor marks the second for Keisha in the past few months. In July, when Draftfcb was named Agency Champion of Inclusion at Interpublic Group’s (IPG) Merge Awards, she was named Chief Diversity Officer of the Year.
Photo courtesy of Abby Verbosky