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Carol Watson

Chief Inclusion Officer

Carol Watson, BCW’s global Chief Inclusion Officer, is committed to embedding Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (I.D.E.A.) holistically throughout the agency.

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As BCW’s global Chief Inclusion Officer, Carol Watson uses her extensive experience in DE&I consulting and an I.D.E.A. approach to develop programs and trainings that create an intentional culture of belonging. This includes award-winning employee experiences like Destination Inclusion, inclusive leadership development and talent management initiatives, as well as client engagements across industries include Bias Interrupter Design Workshops, DE&I communications auditing, C-Suite advising, stakeholder strategy, crisis response and environmental/social justice strategy.

Prior to joining BCW, Carol was Senior Director, Global Advisory and Consulting for Diversity Best Practices/Working Mother Media (now Seramount), responsible for advising and consulting 200+ mid- to large-sized organizational leaders at all levels on how to best leverage proven, innovative diversity initiatives and sustainable culture change strategies. Projects included I&D in communications, the high impact of employee resource groups, strategic diversity recruiting and leadership accountability. Additionally, Carol has consulted on structure, benchmarking and auditing practices and leadership accountability.

Carol co-founded the marketing and media industry initiative Inclusive100 with She Runs It, which brings together the advertising, media and marketing ecosystem to benchmark workforce, workplace and inclusive culture progress and share best practices with 30+ marketing organizations participating quarterly.

She has a Masters of Organizational Development from Pepperdine University, as well as certifications in Intercultural Development Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Coaching.

As a lifelong learner, Carol can also be found performing in a cover band on bass, vocals and bongos.

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