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GROW - a DEI consultancy

dedicated to helping advertising agencies and marketing firms unlock empathetic DEI brand truths that build belonging.

Amplifying Sustainable DEI.

Chief Truths Teller

Jean Grow PhD is Chief Truths Teller and founder of GROW - a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consultancy. Before founding GROW, Jean spent 20 years conducting DEI research and teaching advertising. Prior to her life in academia Jean spent nearly a decade in the advertising industry working with agencies such as Leo Burnett, FCB, and DDB and with clients such as Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s, and Zenith. She earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and later a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


When Jean and her "radically honest" team of Truths Tellers are not helping clients amplify DEI, she may be traveling the world – 28 countries and counting.

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"Breaking the traditions of the past that no longer serve us are essential to DEI work. Jean’s refreshingly straightforward approach to creating tangible change inspires agency leaders at all levels to take actions that transform behavior and make a meaningful and lasting difference. If you’re ready to wake up every day and build a more inclusive company and world, you’ll want game-changing leaders like Jean by your side.”

- Laura Maness

Chief Executive Officer, Havas/New York


Offerings provide tools for your organization to break with the traditions of the past to cultivate a better tomorrow building and sustaining a more inclusive culture of belonging.


TruthTellers are individuals who share their personal stories to enhance cultural understanding in intimate and often provocative ways as part of GROW’s Cultural Engagement offerings.


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