Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
It is part of our DNA.
Diversity is who we are, equity is what empowers all, and inclusion is how we embrace and engage each person. We create a workplace where every employees unique perspective is valued and represented to deliver the best service to our clients. We encourage, support and celebrate a strong sense of belonging and the common platform to grow and succeed together.
We’ve built something special: a company with a fulfilling and award-winning culture based on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) and the core tenants of Work, Love, and Play.
DE&I is Embedded in Our Values
How We Define DE&I
The DE&I Council at ABD works as a steering committee to help make sure we are attracting, motivating, and retaining team members from diverse backgrounds while bringing diverse thought and leadership to our company.
The DE&I Council works to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging where all members of The ABD Team feel they are treated fairly, respected, and represented. They strive for all employees to have a healthy work and personal life balance and are empowered to excel, as they are, in their respective careers.
Alvin Tillery speaks at ABD's Conscious and Unconscious Bias Panel
Every leader needs a CREED doctrine. Alvin's framework includes: Common purpose, Research, Equanimity, Empathy, Deliverable. What CREED doctrine will you live by?
DE&I Council members speak at the launch of ABDHer
Women today face the challenge of being over mentored, yet under sponsored. ABD is on a mission to create an inclusive culture that facilitates the advancement and sponsorship of ALL women within our organization, while enabling women to be their most authentic selves at ABD.
ABDers discuss the importance of universal love
Through conversations of universal love for all people, we can begin to hold on to the progress we have made or the concept of universal love of one another. This is how we move forward, confront bias, challenge each other, and hold each other accountable.
Employee Resource Groups
An Employee Resource Group (ERG) is a group of employees who identify with others like themselves.
This may include race, gender, age, sexual orientation, working parents, functional level, disability, veterans, etc. The group comes together and actively engages and gathers around a unifying mission.
At ABD, we have three ERGs that provide support and community for our employees.
- ABDHer aims to play an active role in creating a more equitable and inclusive environment for all women at ABD. Our mission is to elevate women to reach their highest potential, and to break down barriers that stand in the way. We believe through education, empowerment, and equity all women at ABD can be their most authentic selves and actualize their goals.
- ABDFirstGen aims to create a culture that enables and promotes the advancement of all first generation employees at ABD through workshops, networking, and licensing support. Additionally, ABDFirstGen aims to provide an inclusive space for members of all backgrounds to share their personal cultures and experiences to foster a community of togetherness.
- ABDRemote aims to create a community for remote workers and allies to share ideas and best practices for supporting our remote workforce. ABDRemote wants to ensure that remote employees are included in ABD events, initiatives, and strategies and to create a virtual community.
DE&I to me is: Using our unique perspectives and backgrounds to make the world a better place.
DE&I to me is: Helping everyone, despite our perceived differences and upbringing, feel like they belong.
DE&I to me is: Empowered women empower women.
Reflecting on ABD’s Conscious and Unconscious Bias Roundtable
Leaders from academia, technology companies, nonprofits, and consulting agencies who have been champions of DE&I in their organizations discussed the moral and ethical reasons for making diversity a priority.
Preparing a Positive Employee Experience
Given the current realities and unrest, The ABD Team along with industry partners discussed the climate of racial inequity and the linkage to COVID-19 while sharing key insights on how employers can create an inclusive, healthy, and positive work environment.
Employees Explore What DE&I Means at ABD
As a company, ABD aspires to ensure everyone is able to bring what they have to offer our individual sense of fulfillment and our collective success depends on it.