Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

MAKING STRIDES

This is more than a cultural shift. It’s a cultural evolution.

As employee-owners, each of us has a stake in inclusion. We’ve all taken different paths to get here. Our distinct life experiences shape who we are and how we work. We find the magic in our differences. Connecting among a diverse team broadens our vision and drives innovation. Together we’re stronger, smarter and more creative.

 

CULTURE CHANGE HAPPENS THROUGH ENGAGEMENT AND COLLABORATION

GUIDING PILLARS

We strive to inspire — and be inspired, accepted and respected.

We want to be self-made and equally represented. We want to innovate without judgment or fear of failure. We want to create a place that’s open for all, where we can be safe, included and heard. Since 2004, our internal DE&I Alliance team — full of passionate individuals and leaders — has governed our efforts to grow and thrive in this space. These are the pillars that align us and guide our evolving journey.

Talent

We’re intentional in our actions to attract, develop and retain diverse employee-owners. We create opportunities for our people that fuel innovation throughout individual careers.


Culture

Fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce allows everyone to feel comfortable being their true, authentic selves. We celebrate how individual experiences shape our culture and ideas.


Community

The future of our communities relies on the investments we make today. We remove social barriers and expand access to STEM education programs, making opportunities for the next generation visible and accessible.


Clients

Diversity is a catalyst for innovation. Every day, we help make our clients successful through the strength of our varied perspectives and experiences.


“We grow together through respectful dialogue, then put action behind our words to further our impact in the workplace and in our communities.”

Brittany Bennett

Assistant Department Manager and DE&I Alliance Chair

GET UNCOMFORTABLE, GET BETTER

RESHAPE THE CONVERSATION

We ask tough questions, challenge each other with new ideas and keep moving forward.

Our foundation for a more inclusive workplace includes training on transparency, inclusive communication, allyship and belonging; recognizing those who foster inclusion; and empowering resources. We regularly introduce programs around topics like culturally responsive coaching, gender equity and inclusion neuroscience.

BUILDING CONNECTIONS

Storytelling is a powerful tool for building connection and empathy. These Stories of Us offer personal perspectives from our employee-owners.

 
Preeti Iyer

 
Marian Nguyen

 
Kevin Garner

 
Preety Mathema

TOGETHER BY DESIGN

Business Diversity Newsletter

We are looking for authenticity.

We connect with minority and women’s organizations, college diversity committees, employment agencies and more to cultivate an increasingly diverse pool of employee-owners. We also empower pre-college students to follow STEM paths. We’re not looking for “culture fit,” or more of the same. The “culture add” mindset helps us evolve.

Supplier diversity helps us stay nimble, so we can welcome innovative solutions to strengthen our work.

Having diverse partners in our supply chain creates a competitive, sustainable environment and enhances our resources in challenging markets.

Employee Resource Groups

“Our DE&I programs help us think beyond ourselves and our worlds and remain humble about how decisions we make as individuals impact communities we may not be part of.”

Emily Meyer

Project Manager and &PROUD Co-Chair

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