Soon Mee Kim is executive vice president and Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader for Porter Novelli, part of the Omnicom Public Relations Group and wholly owned by Omnicom Group, the global leader in marketing communications. She is responsible for evaluating, implementing and developing policies, practices and programs that promote diversity, equity and inclusion at Porter Novelli. A dreamer and a doer, she is passionate about workplace culture, developing talent, counseling clients, and creating innovative campaigns and services that make an impact. Her passion for inclusion extends to the communications industry and beyond.
In 2018, PR Week and the PR Council named Soon Mee Agency Diversity Champion of the Year while Porter Novelli earned top honors for Best PR Firm Diversity Initiative for substantive progress in representation and culture. She initiated an industry-wide diversity pledge and today chairs the PR Council’s newly formed diversity community. As a member of the Atlanta Comfort Women Memorial Task Force, she helped establish a memorial spotlighting one of history’s largest instances of sex and human trafficking to address modern-day slavery. Soon Mee serves on the board of directors for ColorComm, a business community for women of color in communications, and Synchronicity Theatre, an award-winning producer of smart, gutsy and bold theatre to uplift the voices of women and girls. She serves on the board of advisors for GAIN, the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network. She is an active member of Leadership Atlanta, co-chairing the women’s affinity group and supporting race education programming and service efforts. She is also a member of Atlanta Magazine’s editorial advisory board.
Soon Mee’s forte is in uncovering and articulating the reasons why people should care about complex issues. She is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to diversity, race and gender. Formally and informally, her favorite roles are that of mentor, coach and student. She works with women and girls in the greater community to align with their purpose. She and her husband Kevin have two daughters, Madeleine and Chloe. The Kim girls are all proud former girl scouts.