About Us: DEI

Actions speak louder.

FINN Partners has held a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion since our founding in 2011. We are an acknowledged leader in both agency DEI and in the DEI services we offer. From Day 1, we have sought to build and maintain a diverse culture that is welcoming and celebratory of all people — not because it’s a trending topic, but because it matters deeply to us.

Our Actions Speak Louder program is a standard-bearer in the industry, driving the fast lane past much of the diversity rhetoric espoused by organizations and show results by taking action. Our 100+person committee of dedicated employees work across four strategic pillars:

  • Recruitment and Higher Education
  • Inclusion and Employee Engagement
  • Civic Engagement and Volunteerism
  • Thought Leadership 

Helen Shelton
Global Chief Diversity Officer

“We are 100% committed to advancing racial equity and representation in the communications industry and around the world, as we continue doing our part to call out, fight and seek to end systemic racism.”

25%

of our FINN family are BIPOC

71%

female

100+

employee DEI committee

100%

of staff expected to complete mandatory bias training

40+

black-owned business supported in cities where we have offices

30%

racial diversity by end of 2023

FINNGives – Global matching donation program

This program matches dollar-for-dollar employee contributions (up to $250 per employee and/or up to $25,000 total) to a growing list of equal justice organizations around the world.

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

    A nonprofit organization founded in 1920 “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.”

  • Anti -Defamation League (ADL)

    On a mission to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.

  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

    A New York-based national organization founded in 1974 that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans.

  • Bat Melech

    Providing shelter, and mental and legal help to abused Orthodox women suffering from domestic violence and in life threatening situations.

  • American Friends of Migdal Ohr

    One of Israel’s largest NGOs, providing educational frameworks and social guidance for over 10,000 children and teenagers from underprivileged and dysfunctional homes across Israel every day.

  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF)

    America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice.

  • National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (NICJR)

    Working to reduce incarceration and violence, improve the outcomes of system-involved youth and adults and increase the capacity and expertise of the organizations that serve these individuals.

  • National Police Accountability Project (NPAP)

    A project of the National Lawyers Guild, a non-profit membership organization of plaintiffs’ lawyers, law students and legal workers dedicated to ending law enforcement and detention officer abuse of authority.

  • The Pōpolo Project

    A Hawai‘i-based nonprofit organization that redefines what it means to be Black in Hawai‘i and in the world through cultivating radical reconnection to ourselves, our community, our ancestors and the land, changing what we commonly think of as Local and highlighting the vivid, complex diversity of Blackness.

  • The Trevor Project

    The world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.

  • Taylor Bennett Foundation

    A charity that exists to encourage Black, Asian and minority ethnic graduates to pursue a career in communications through award-winning PR training, internships and mentoring programs.

  • American Friends of Yad Eliezer

    A charitable organization whose objective is to combat poverty at its root by providing critical short-term relief, while facilitating long-term recovery.

  • Ukraine Red Cross

    To take our own modest step towards relief and support for the people of Ukraine, donations to the Ukrainian Red Cross Society has added up to almost $55,000 from FINN Partners and our staff.

Our Partners

Howard University
New York Urban League Logo
The City College of New York Logo
The Museum of PR Logo
George Washington University Logo
PRSSA Logo
The PR Council Logo
The LAGRANT Foundation Logo
Diversity Action Alliance
Fisk University
PRSA Foundation

Programs to bring a pipeline of diverse talent

Even as leaders, we continue to amplify our efforts to increase employee talent through diversity recruiting, advancing employee development and promotion, and identifying internal mentors who nurture our talent.

Partners for Diversity Internship Preview with PRSSA

Launched in 2021, Partners for Diversity is our mentorship and job shadow program run in coordination with the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

  • 38 students from 25 universities in 2021
  • 45 FINN students from 35 different universities in 2022

CCNY Scholarship & Internship Program

Launched in 2017, the three prongs of the program include: scholarship, paid internship & an opportunity for permanent, full-time positions.

  • 98% hire rate since inception
  • 11 awardees in 5 years
  • Expanded to Fisk University with plans to continue to grow

People are noticing

Best in Show, Meharry Medical College

SABRE Award 2021

Best COVID Campaign, Hip Hop Public Health

HITMC Award 2021

Champion of Diversity Award

New York Urban League 2020

Champion of Diversity Award

New York Urban League 2019

Best D&I Client Program, American Evolution

Bulldog Award 2020

Best Agency D&I Program

Platinum PR Award 2019

Best Agency Diversity Program

PRWeek 2018

Distinction in Diversity Award, Best Agency Program

PR Council 2018