Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Across our 13 offices, we are committed to a culture of belonging that allows everyone to thrive, bring their authentic selves to work, and contribute their unique perspectives to the work we do. We support our diverse teams through equitable practices and the value of inclusive leadership as a fundamental pillar of our culture. We acknowledge and support the needs and goals of our diverse staff through a variety of initiatives, hosted over the course of the year and led by our Diversity, Inclusion, Visibility, and Equity umbrella organization, known as DIVE.
“One of the most important traits of a true leader is the ability to empower and develop people to operate at their full potential. Our commitment to DE&I is a commitment to our people to enable them to create meaningful impact for our clients and our firm.”
“With a diverse mix of voices and perspectives, we can have more fruitful conversations and drive better outcomes for ourselves, the company, and our clients. As a leader at Altman Solon, I feel empowered to be a part of the conversation and pave a path for future leaders to do the same.”
“Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace is more than training programs. As leaders, we can help bring diverse voices and stories to the conversation, create safe, open forums for discussion, and cultivate a culture of curiosity and acceptance across all levels and geographies.”
“From a work, cultural, and personal perspective, diversity has been fundamental to bringing different ideas to the table when solving problems. Diverse voices need to be heard, and as leaders, we must do everything we can to not only foster a more diverse environment, but an inclusive one. As a member of a diverse group myself, I can relate to the challenging road ahead in order to achieve this, but embracing DE&I is our first step on the journey.”
Multiplex (Racial & Ethnic Diversity)
Our mission is to create, nurture, and sustain a global, inclusive, and racially diverse firm culture that celebrates the voices and perspectives of Altman Solon team members from underrepresented communities. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees, regardless of race or ethnicity, to build trust and allow everyone to express their authentic selves. Our goal is to increase racial, ethnic, and cultural awareness while promoting individual and collective growth through various resources and networking opportunities, focusing on areas such as recruitment, retention, and development. Having wide-ranging perspectives will lead to the generation of better ideas and a stronger experience for all of our employees and allow us to solve complex problems for our clients in a dynamic, increasingly-diverse world.
Examples of Initiatives:
Black History Month
- Systematic Anti-Black Racism in US History & Corporate America Today
- Pro-Bono Project with Fast Forward
- Management Committee Chat with Derek Powell, Director at Altman Solon
- Lecturer at Harvard Business School
- President and CEO of Opportunity Finance Network (OFN)
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month
- AAPI Community Discussion: Workplace Success and Issues, led by Partner Dan Chu
- Wellness activity with Chinese Community Center (CCC)
Women at Altman Solon (WAS)
Women At Altman Solon is committed to closing the gap of female representation by encouraging, supporting, and mentoring women at all stages in their career. We provide an internal network where employees, clients, and other professionals can address the unique dynamics for women in their careers at Altman Solon and beyond.
Examples of Initiatives:
Women’s History Month & International Women’s Day:
- Guest Speaker, Thai Randolph, President & COO of Laugh Out Loud
- Inclusive Leadership Training
- Leveraging Strengths: Lead with INSIGHT (inventory personality assessment & discussion)
- Eliminating Bias
- Giving & Receiving Feedback
- Equitable Recruiting
Women’s recruiting events, targeted recruiting for women in senior leadership positions
First Generation/Low Income (FGLI)
Altman Solon is committed to making consulting an accessible career option for students of all backgrounds. The Altman Solon FGLI (First Generation/Low-Income) initiative seeks to increase the accessibility of consulting careers for FGLI students with numerous training and recruiting initiatives.
Examples of Initiatives:
- Created a new employee handbook to better equip new hires with information needed to navigate the corporate world
- Co-hosted Introduction to Consulting events with universities’ FGLI student organizations
Our LGBTQ+ affinity group, Plus, aims to develop an LGBTQ+ community at Altman Solon, complete with strong connections and personal & professional mentorship. By raising awareness of LGBTQ+ events and milestones, as well as issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual communities, Plus strives to support a workplace where everyone is comfortable being themselves.
- Monthly (virtual) brunches to socialize and network across the community
- Conversations hosted with successful LGBTQ+ business and social leaders to gain insight into their work, career paths, and personal lives
- Once in person again, we will host volunteering events with organizations specifically focused on the local LGBTQ+ communities in each of the cities where Altman Solon has offices.
Pride Month – Programming including, not limited to:
- LGBTQ+ trivia
- Fundraising activities for national LGBTQ+ organizations
- Painting with a Drag Queen