Condé Nast is an inherently multicultural company that fosters inclusivity by ensuring people of all backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are represented in our workplace, in the content we create and throughout our global business. We strive to create inspiring and engaging content, experiences and products that are as diverse as the audiences we serve.

Read our Diversity & Inclusion Report 2020.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

At Condé Nast we value diversity of backgrounds, views and cultures, and believe in providing equal opportunity and treatment for everyone. We value people for their unique qualities, skills and contributions, regardless of their socio-economic status, culture, religion, ethnicity, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

As a global company, we are inherently multicultural, and we strive to create inspiring and engaging content, experiences and products that are as diverse as the audiences we serve. We understand that inclusive teams drive more innovation, and the greater the variety of viewpoints, the greater the chances for success. We see evidence of it every day.

Our commitment to creating a diverse and equitable company applies to all employees, contractors, contributors, temporary workers and job applicants. Condé Nast will continue to foster inclusivity by empowering individuals to always be authentically themselves — in the workplace, the content we create and throughout our global business.

Global Employee Council

Born from an internal call-to-action, Condé Nast’s global employee council for Diversity & Inclusion provides a platform for employees to identify shared objectives, set goals, exchange ideas and know-how and work together on global priorities

The council is composed of 20 Condé Nast employees from 12 markets, each with varying levels of experience.

Council members work closely with an executive steering committee composed of senior leaders from across the company to develop and support global and market-based initiatives. The Diversity & Inclusion council steering committee is chaired by Yashica Olden, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer.

Together, the council members empower colleagues throughout the company to ignite and implement change, celebrate successes and build on what has already been accomplished.

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

Our CEO, Roger Lynch, has signed the pledge to join the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

In signing this pledge, Roger commits to four main actions:

  • To cultivate trusting workplaces that can have complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations.
  • Implement and/or expand unconscious bias education.
  • Share best – and unsuccessful – practices.
  • Create and share strategic inclusion and diversity plans with the Condé Nast board of directors.

Copyright © Left: Giampaolo Sgura, Right: Giampaolo Sgura

Copyright © Giampaolo Sgura

Copyright © Giampaolo Sgura

Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

Champions of Change Coalition

Condé Nast has been an advocate of the Champions of Change Coalition, a global non-profit organization working with influential leaders to redefine men’s role in taking action on gender inequality and empowering women, since 2018.

Condé Nast CEO Roger Lynch is a proud member of the Champions of Change Coalition’s Global Technology Group. As part of the initiative we have endorsed the Champions of Change Coalition Charter which sets out the opportunity for action, objective and the commitment of the group.

To drive important action across Condé Nast, we are committing to the Panel and Conference Pledges, a commitment to take responsibility for accelerating change in our organization and to advocate publicly for the increase of women's representation in leadership roles.

Panel pledge

When asked to speak at a panel or conference, Condé Nast men speakers will proactively inquire with organizers about which efforts have been made to include women and other underrepresented groups. When relevant, the Condé Nast leaders should suggest that the speaking slots are offered to colleagues from underrepresented groups.

Conference pledge

Condé Nast commits to inclusivity and equal gender representation in events it organizes or sponsors. As a sponsor, Condé Nast will proactively demand that the diversity of speakers and performers is considered when the event is organized.

30% Club

Condé Nast launched a mentoring program in 2019 for women with leadership potential in partnership with the 30% Club, a global campaign that champions gender balance on boards and in leadership teams.

Milestone Moments Timeline

Vogue U.S., June 1937

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Toni Frissell is the first woman photographer to shoot a Vogue U.S. cover.

British Vogue, March 1966

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Donyale Luna is the first black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue.

Vogue Paris, December 1993

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Nelson Mandela guest edits Vogue Paris.

The New Yorker, June 1994

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Jacques de Loustal’s “Grooms” appear on The New Yorker’s cover for Pride Month.

Vogue Italy, July 2008

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Vogue Italy produces the ‘Black Issue’, featuring models Naomi Campbell, Liya Kebede, Sessilee Lopez and Jourdan Dunn.