Complimentary training for underrepresented executives prioritizes intersectionality and creates opportunities for women to share their unique perspective
NEW YORK, March 11, 2021—Montieth & Company (M&Co), a global specialist communications consultancy, announced today that it reached an important milestone in its Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiative to contribute to a positive change within the communications industry. Under this initiative, during the fall of 2020, M&Co began to offer complimentary media training to Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), women and other underrepresented executives in order to pave the way for more diverse voices in the media. Since its inception, the Diversity Equity and Inclusion program has empowered over 50 individuals of various intersectional backgrounds to confidently engage with the media.
“We’re delighted to honor Women’s History Month by engaging with women, representing different personal backgrounds and professions across sectors, to provide the toolkit they need to navigate the complexities of the global media,” said Montieth M. Illingworth, CEO and Global Managing Partner of Montieth & Company. “The current pandemic-driven economic crisis, which has disproportionally impacted women in the workforce, underlines our responsibility as gatekeepers to the media. We are doing our part to create equitable access and representation amongst the spokespeople we see in television and newspapers.”
The training, conducted via Zoom, is provided for free and offers participants an interactive introduction to successfully working with the media. Tailored one on one consultations empower underrepresented executives to seek out the right media opportunities and effectively communicate their ideas through broadcast and print media.
Previous participants include leaders from banks, private equity firms, energy companies, investment research firms, tech startups, and non-profit community organizers including the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and the Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association (NACCA).
“The M&Co team is 70% women, representing various cultural and linguistic identities, and operating within a women-dominated industry,” said Becky Nye, the M&Co Director leading the DEI initiative. “We are proud to share our industry knowledge and expertise to elevate those whose voices are underrepresented in the media.”
Read more about our diversity and inclusion statement here. For more information, please contact us.