Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Educate ourselves

Firmwide training sessions with DEI Expert Mary Kendrick on diversity, respect and inclusion and unconscious bias
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Continuing education series to foster open and honest dialogue and understanding among our internal team
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Created and launched resource library to keep team members informed on the latest business news, current events and thought leadership around DEI
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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
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Established DEI committee to ensure that DEI is a part of our governance
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Regularly post external content on DEI topics
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Better equipped our team members with tools to speak more confidently with out clients and candidates about DEI topics
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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:
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Added internal Diversity, Equity & Inclusion metrics to our firm's performance scoreboard
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Revising the Employee Handbook to ensure Charles Aris policies and regulations support and protect an inclusive culture
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Amended internal performance evaluations to be more transparent and timely, ensuring equitable feedback
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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
43%
of Charles Aris leadership are women
49%
of full-time Charles Aris team members are women

5%
of Charles Aris leadership are BIPOC
24%
of full-time Charles Aris team members are BIPOC

15%
racial and/or ethnic diversity in leadership by 2025
30%
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