Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Educate ourselves

Firmwide training sessions with DEI Expert Mary Kendrick on diversity, respect and inclusion and unconscious bias

Continuing education series to foster open and honest dialogue and understanding among our internal team

Created and launched resource library to keep team members informed on the latest business news, current events and thought leadership around DEI

Annual sponsorship of Charles Aris team member Other Voices, an eight-month DEI community building experience

Change our narrative

Conducted inclusion survey to assess current inclusiveness of the Charles Aris culture

Established DEI committee to ensure that DEI is a part of our governance

Regularly post external content on DEI topics

Better equipped our team members with tools to speak more confidently with out clients and candidates about DEI topics

Acknowledging where we are on out DEI journey and being more intentional when recruiting DEI talent for our team

Take accountability

Inclusive leadership development training:

Added internal Diversity, Equity & Inclusion metrics to our firm's performance scoreboard

Revising the Employee Handbook to ensure Charles Aris policies and regulations support and protect an inclusive culture

Amended internal performance evaluations to be more transparent and timely, ensuring equitable feedback

Committing that by 2025, we'll have 15% racial and/or ethnic diversity in leadership and 30% firmwide

"One of our core values is that we pursue excellence. This pursuit is woven into everything we do. We approach diversity, equity and inclusion with the same mindset."

  • Rebecca Conway
  • Associate Practice Leader & DEI Manager
of Charles Aris leadership are women
of full-time Charles Aris team members are women

of Charles Aris leadership are BIPOC
of full-time Charles Aris team members are BIPOC

racial and/or ethnic diversity in leadership by 2025
racial and/or ethnic diversity firmwide by 2025

"The strongest, most creative and most resilient companies in the world benefit from a tapestry of different backgrounds and thought. By delivering on these commitments, we are valuing, respecting and empowering all individuals to show up as their authentic selves every day."

  • Chad Oakley
  • CEO