Workforce has a lot of women but does not consist of many people from ethnic minorities
There are social clubs and programs dedicated to diverse groups.
We have office, national and global diversity committees.
We have educational sessions and client events focused on various diversity issues. There are many working parents and some child friendly firm events.
Initiatives have been launched by the firm in relation to women empowerment and the LGBT community
Although these issues do not directly affect me, it appears the firm has a positive approach to each of these issues and is taking active steps to ensure it has best practices in place. I work with people of diverse backgrounds each day.
The firm has been making great steps forward in supporting the LGBQTI community with increased activity from our firm group INSPIRE.
There is a great mentorship program for parents who take parental leave. They can pair with a member of staff in a different team who has done the same and can be guided and assisted with their transition back to work. I have observed people being promoted right after returning from parental leave. I think we could be more ethnically diverse.
I noticed upon starting my graduate year that that the office was not very diverse, however, having been involved in a recruitment drive I also noted the weight that diversity was given during the process. This demonstrated the ongoing commitment the firm has to improving diversity in the office.