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 employee’s 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 tenets 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.
The ABD Team gains tools to be an authentic LGBTQ+ ally
The conversational and inspiring “Over the Rainbow” event is open and honest - digging into polices that affect the LGBTQ+ community, providing tools to help navigate becoming an authentic LGBTQ+ ally at the workplace and in the community.
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 six ERGs that provide support and community for our employees.
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.
DE&I to me is: Taking care of the people, who take care of the people; we are in this together!
The ABD Team Kicks Off Pride Month with New Emerge ERG
Read President Kurt de Grosz's statement and learn more about ABD's emerge ERG in our latest blog post:
LeadHER Speaker Series
Our ERG ABDHer created the LeadHER Speaker Series to connect virtually, to listen, and learn to better lead — as women and through times of tumult.
Leader’s Edge: One Nonprofit’s Arduous Journey to Secure Insurance