A review of our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
We continue to work together to ensure all employees are seen, heard, and valued because establishing a culture where all employees can thrive is key to our success. All levels of our organization have a voice in this effort, and we have focused our strategy on three centers of influence: our DEI Council, Employee Resource Groups, and Regional Roundtables.
Building on a solid foundation
Our DEI Council was established in 2019 with the mission to operate under three key principles: opportunity for all, mutual respect, and global strength. Membership in the DEI Council was expanded this year to ensure the inclusion of leaders across business units and global regions.
Committing to inclusion
Colleagues spoke, we listened
Regional Roundtables were created as a result of feedback we heard from employees across the firm: they wanted to be involved in the DEI strategic plan and its implementation. These sessions ensure the unique needs of each global office are met by providing a localized forum on a range of topics essential to our culture.
Our first series of roundtables focused on Inclusion, and over 300 colleagues in APAC, the Americas, and EMEA provided region-specific feedback on what HarbourVest is doing well and where we can improve. With collective contribution, we are shaping the future of what it means to work at our firm.