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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Assistant Department Manager and DE&I Alliance Chair
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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.
Storytelling is a powerful tool for building connection and empathy. These Stories of Us offer personal perspectives from our employee-owners.
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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.
Having diverse partners in our supply chain creates a competitive, sustainable environment and enhances our resources in challenging markets.
“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.”
Project Manager and &PROUD Co-Chair