Diversity at Simon & Schuster


Mission Statement

“Seeking diversity in all facets of our business – by valuing our employees and authors for their unique perspectives, and promoting tolerance and understanding in the workplace – are the best ways for Simon & Schuster to fulfill its publishing mission for today’s increasingly diverse readership.”

— Carolyn Reidy, President & CEO


Diversity Councils at Simon & Schuster

The focus of the Diversity Councils is to foster a positive and inclusive work environment. It is our goal that Simon & Schuster becomes an Employer of Choice, so that both prospective employees and authors of varied backgrounds will be attracted to Simon & Schuster and view the company as a superior publisher of quality books.

The Councils are comprised of employees from all divisions and levels of the organization, which supports the efforts of the company to develop an inclusive, respectful, and effective cross-cultural workplace. Each council member serves on a core committee and meet regularly to focus on the following initiatives:

  • Staffing, Retention and Career Development
  • Associates Program
  • Community Involvement
  • Diversity Events
  • Workplace Diversity Awareness