RX is a global advocate of inclusion and diversity (I&D) and it is with great pride that we announce Martin Hiller as the 2021 Inclusion & Diversity Champion for RX Africa.
Martin’s position with RX Africa is portfolio director: content + creative for Travel, tourism, creative industries and besides his professionalism and expertise in his field, he is also known among colleagues and clients for his passion for an inclusive, diverse culture and his drive to provide platforms for various communities to be heard.
“Making a difference starts with one individual who is prepared to learn, listen and take the appropriate action when required. We all have stories to tell,” he says; “stories that inspire, motivate, and ignite.”
As a gay man Martin feels strongly that it is vital to have a safe space to share these stories and experiences. “It is these spaces that allow us not only to build fruitful professional and personal relationships with one another, but to be advocates for all minority or marginalised groups.
“It is about being able to provide understanding and support. These conversations can spark change,” Martin asserts.
Noting that the ability for an individual to choose where in the world they feel like they really belong – safely – is something Martin strives for daily, both in his business and personal life.
“I have been fortunate enough to have worked in environments that have supported me both personally and professionally, he says, “so I’ve not really been subjected to the kind of exclusion many others have.
“The fact that I haven’t been marginalised means I must take stand for groups and individuals who have. Being named 2021 Inclusion & Diversity Champion for RX Africa is an honour, and one that will spur me on to continue to seek solutions and create opportunities for cultural change,” Martin concludes.
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