The council organizes diversity training on a wide range of topics including unconscious bias, inclusive intelligence, systemic inequities, microtriggers, and cultural humility. These interactive programs provide opportunities for colleagues to recognize and confront their unconscious biases, share their perspectives, and learn from one another.
What we do
Education and awareness
To help employees deepen their understanding of diversity and inclusion in today’s world, the council shares article and book reviews in our bi-weekly newsletter. We have also held other educational programming around understanding and valuing generational differences and the racial wealth gap.
The D-I Council organizes fundraisers to support organizations focused on increasing opportunities for disadvantaged communities. This year, in conjunction with Black History Month, the D-I Council organized a fundraiser for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, an organization that provides college-bound HBCU students with scholarships and enrichment programs.
Voices of the D-I Council
We provide a supportive environment in which employees are encouraged, and feel safe, to be themselves
“Our firm is made up of individuals with diverse geographic and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, personal interests, and personalities. Everyone is welcomed, included, and encouraged to openly express who they are.”
Phyllis Sun, Manager
Cultural diversity is valued, embraced, and celebrated
"Within a month of joining the firm, I was invited to share my cultural background at a firmwide event."
Amit Bubna, Principal
We are eager to teach and learn from one another
"It is important to educate ourselves and our firm on unconscious biases, and to build programs that achieve equity, fairness, and opportunity. Awareness and training are key, and firm leadership, working with our D-I Council, is committed to implementing programs that address unintended biases and challenge our thinking. We hold ourselves to a high standard through ensuring accountability across our business."
Page Imperial, Chief Operating Officer
- July 2023BWorld—celebrating our culture and customs
Employees shared their culture and customs through food and stories at our annual BWorld celebration.
- July 2023Special BWide featuring co-chair of AEA’s CSMGEP
D-I Council hosted Dr. Gary Hoover of Tulane University, who presented on AEA Resources for Diversity & Inclusion.
- August 2023Snack & Chat—how culture influences our cuisine
D-I Council sponsored the first Snack & Chat with conversations on cultural traditions around cuisine.