At Withum, our intentional commitment to inclusion and diversity reinforces the foundation of the Firm’s value-driven culture. Since our inception we have lived our core values which put our people first and foremost in our drive for excellence. Today, more than ever, our clients are leaning in to see what initiatives we are taking to allow our team members to reach their fullest potential in an inclusive work environment. However, more importantly than being driven by clients’ questions, we believe at our core that a strong diversity and inclusion policy is the right thing by our people, clients and communities.

We’re living in a time where experiences profoundly impact mindset. Leading with inclusion and innovation,as part ofWithum’sstrategic Vision 2023,allows us topromoteasense of connection and belongingwithin the Firm. Creatingaculture of inclusion where all of ourteam memberscan thrive lends itself toincreasedengagementacross all levels of theFirm.

With inclusive, diverse teams, we can help our clients Be in a Position ofStrengthSM,address their most pressing challenges and offer innovative solutions while fostering a workplace where our team members can thrive in their careers.

Withum’sInclusion andDiversitystrategic frameworkencompassesthree key areas of focus:

  • OurWorkforceisat the core of our success. We are intentional in our efforts to recruit, retain and advance underrepresented talent at all levels. We believe that diverse perspectives bring strengthandinnovation tocreate stronger teams.
  • Our Workplaceprioritiesfocusonfosteringa culture of inclusion where our team members feel empowered to be their authentic selves. A testament to our culture’s honesty— we strive to promote a sense of belonging where everyone has the opportunity to contribute to the Firm’s growth and success,havean entrepreneurial mindset, and bring big ideas and curiosity to work every day.
  • OurMarketplace/Community priorities come to fruitionthroughour corporate social responsibility (CSR)effortsto support the communitieswe serve. This pledge strengthens our relationships to enhanceWithum’sreputational capital and recognition as anemployer andservice provider of choice.

To enhance inclusionat Withum,we recentlylaunchedourteam member resources groups, known asEmployeeResourceGroups(ERGs). ERGsserve as anintegral part ofourI&D strategyandcontribute significantly to our ability to achieve our collective I&D priorities. We’veintentionallyestablished seven ERGs representative of our underrepresented talent at the Firm.As the Firm grows, these ERGs will expand, developing a stronger,inclusive and diverse workplace.

I believe in leading by example andencourage every team member tobe asteward of I&D at theFirm.Knowing who you are comes from knowing what you stand for. We stand for doing things The Withum Way. This unique philosophy and culture, built on trust and transparency, give us the strength to create immense opportunity for our clients, our teammembersand our communities.

We live the #WithumWayand embrace the power of #OneWithum.

Bill Hagaman

Managing Partner, CEO