Honorees

Soon Mee Kim

Soon Mee Kim

EVP, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader

Porter Novelli

Biography

Soon Mee Kim is executive vice president and Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leader for Porter Novelli, part of Omnicom Group. She is an industry pacesetter driving impact across Porter Novelli, marketing communications, and the broader business community.

Soon Mee is a dreamer and a doer, passionate about the power of the workplace to drive societal good. She serves on the Executive Leadership team and develops policies and programs that foster receptive mindsets, challenge norms, and create cultures where all are valued. She created an organization-wide network of diversity champions to deliver local programming. As a client counselor, she works with senior executives on brand, corporate, purpose communications; and crisis and reputation management. She is a high-empathy talent builder and culture creator.

She is a PRWEEK Hall of Femme 2020 honoree. PROVOKE named her a Top 25Innovator for the Americas in 2019. And ColorComm honored her with a 2019 Circle Award. Soon Mee spearheaded the best agency diversity initiatives for 2018 and 2019awarded by PRWEEK and PR Council, and was named Agency Diversity Champion of the Year. She initiated an industry-wide diversity pledge in 2018 and today chairs the PR Council’s diversity community.

To support multicultural industry professionals, she formed an online mentorship program called Mentor Mondays. She serves on the board of ColorComm, the premier networking organization for women of color in communications; and the advisory council for the Diversity Action Alliance, a coalition of communications leaders working to accelerate diversity, equity and inclusion. To advance students of color in their vocations, she sits on the boards of The LAGRANT Foundation, the premier scholarship and professional development organization for the advertising marketing and public relations; and the Forum for Theological Education, which supports young adults and students exploring their purpose and pastoral ministry. In her local community, she serves on the editorial advisory board of Atlanta Magazine, the advisory board of the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network, the board of the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, and is an active volunteer with Leadership Atlanta, the city’s preeminent leadership development organization