Geraldine White

As Chief Diversity Officer of Publicis Groupe US, Geraldine White is tasked with leading Publicis Groupe’s DE&I work, with a focus on elevating talent experiences; improving systems, policies and practices to create more equity in our employee base; and continually enabling an inclusive environment for all identities and communities within the Publicis Groupe network.

Having spent the last 13 years with Publicis Groupe, Geraldine was most recently the Head of Diversity & Inclusion in North America for Publicis Sapient, where led the development & implement of a global DE&I strategy, helping to change behaviors and create more inclusive mindsets and leadership; launched and led the organization’s Business Resource Groupe (BRG) landscape for North America and its Global Black Talent Taskforce; advanced organizational equity; and served as member of the Braintrust leadership team for the Publicis Groupe’s TEI Council. She additionally led Sapient in garnering external industry recognition for NA including NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women 2019 & 2020, 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers and Fathers 2019 and 2020 and 2019 HRC CEI Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

Geraldine has consistently made significant contributions to culture, diversity and people growth as part of Global Culture and Community and Corporate Social Responsibility teams. In her tenure, she has also served as an Executive Sponsor for Internship, Multicultural & Diversity hiring engagements and as NY co-lead for Viva Women of Color, Publicis Groupe’s business resource group dedicated to the professional development of women of color.

Prior to her role as Head of Diversity & Inclusion in North America for Publicis Sapient, she served as Program Management Discipline lead, positively impacting the success of client engagements, process & methodology optimization, hiring & capacity efficiency and business growth. With over 21 years of digital and traditional marketing and advertising experience spanning business consulting, client services and program management disciplines, Geraldine has successfully managed programs across a diverse portfolio of industries and brands. She has spent her career supporting cross-capability integration, productivity and overall profitability of the lines of business she’s overseen.

A valued subject matter expert and trusted leader, Geraldine has the ability to navigate the ever-changing needs of business and inclusion during crisis, delivering impactful DE&I programming that serves the needs of talent, clients, and communities.