MERGE TALK: Diwali & Amar Urhekar
In celebration of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, McCanners joined IPG Merge and the Asian Heritage Group (AHG) for a luncheon with Amar Urhekar, President of Americas, McCann Health NA.
Amar gave a heart-warming and laugh-out-loud talk about his personal and professional journey, which took him from his home country (or "janma bhoomi") of India to China, Japan, Singapore and finally, the U.S. We learned about the power of honest communication, authenticity and most of all, cultural respect and appreciation — and ultimately how to apply these understandings to one’s professional life.
The speech was amazing, as was the gulab jamun.
MERGE, a part of IPG Diversity & Inclusion, is an umbrella organization of all Business Resource Groups (BRGs) comprised of employees from across the IPG network of agencies. MERGE is dedicated to diversity & inclusion in the workplace and marketplace. Member organizations include: The Asian Heritage Group (AHG), the Black Employee Network (BEN), IPGLBT, SOMOS – Hispanic/Latino Heritage Group and the Women’s Leadership Network (WLN).