Global platform for specialist media, Future plc, today announces Zillah Byng-Thorne, Chief Executive has pledged her support of the Ascent CEO promise, an incentive which outlines actions required by organizations and companies to create an inclusive and equitable workplace.This is the latest in an ongoing effort from Future to create a diverse and inclusive meritocracy, in order to foster a thriving, supportive company culture. Claire MacLellan, Managing Director of People & Culture at Future has also signed the pledge.The petition, put forth by PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association), highlights three main goals the participating company or organization promises to take:
1. We will make our workplaces and events open and trusting settings.
2. We will provide education on barriers to inclusivity, including unconscious bias.
3. We will share what we know, what we learn, and what needs improvement.
Zillah Byng-Thorne, CEO of Future says,“The Ascent CEO Promise is a crucial and positive movement that aligns perfectly with our values and outlook at Future. I am proud to sign my name alongside many distinguished leaders working to empower those challenged by discrimination to find success.”
Over 85 senior executives have signed the petition since the PCMA announced it at IMEX Frankfurt on May 15-17.
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 62m online users and 63m social media reach. The Magazine division is brand-led. It has over 100 market-leading publications, with 10 key titles. The Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation, in particular, the high growth technology and games markets, with three complementary revenue streams: eCommerce, events and digital advertising. It has a number of leading brands including TechRadar, PC Gamer,What Hi-Fi?, The Photography Show, Generate, The Homebuilding and Renovating Show and Golden Joysticks Awards.