Inclusion and diversity (I&D) is central to our people-first, values-driven culture. By putting our people first, we create a foundation of trust and transparency that allows everyone to be heard, feel valued and enhance our clients’ experiences at the Firm. This starts with fostering a sense of community, through the Firm and through our Team Member Resource Groups, by embracing the intersections of our team member’s identities and the diverse perspectives they bring to work every day.
We’re living in a time where experiences profoundly impact mindset. Creating a culture of inclusion where all of our team members can thrive lends itself to increased engagement across all levels of the Firm.
Bill Hagaman, Managing Partner and CEO
CEO Statement on Inclusion and Diversity
Through our intentional commitment to continue creating inclusive, diverse teams, we are developing strong leaders who will create a legacy of allyship, mentorship and sponsorship for their peers and active members of their communities. This leadership breeds innovative thinking that enables us to solve our clients’ most pressing challenges, helping their businesses to grow and thrive.
Strategic Pillars of Inclusion and Diversity
The strategic pillars of our inclusion and diversity efforts encompass three areas of focus:
- Marketplace and Community
Our Workforce priorities focus on intentional efforts to recruit, retain and advance underrepresented talent at all levels.
Our Workplace priorities focus on fostering a culture of inclusion where our team members feel empowered to be their authentic selves.
Our Marketplace and Community
Our Marketplace and Community priorities are driven by our corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives to actively support the communities we serve.
Team Member Resource Groups
To truly grow inclusion at Withum, our team member resource groups (TMRGs), typically referred to as employee resources groups, serve as an integral part of our I&D strategy. Our TMRGs represent team members who identify as people of color (Asian, Latinx, Black), a member of the LGBTQ+ community, a person with a disability, a veteran or a woman. They exist to enrich the brand, culture and client experience by driving cultural awareness, competency and authentic engagement across our workplace.
Asian and Pacific Islander Team Members and Allies
Our mission is to create an inclusive environment that offers a space for understanding and respect, enhancing the work experience by challenging everyone to consider the experiences and perspectives of others through Promotion, Recognition and Connection.
Black, Latinx, African-American, African and Caribbean Team Members and Allies
Our mission is to serve and support underrepresented professionals at Withum and enrich cultural awareness across the Firm. Through Retention, Attraction, Transparency and Support, we are able to actively engage members and allies in our network.
Team Members with Disabilities and Allies
Our mission is to be a voice for and represent the interests of our team members that face physical and mental challenges. We strive to provide support to those who may faces challenges due to loved one with a disability. Our objectives are supported through Partnerships, Accessibility and Facilitation.
Hispanic and Latinx Team Members and Allies
Our mission to support and advance our Hispanic/Latinix American community and professionals in forums where the need for change exists. Our commitment to our team members are executed through Promoting Soft Skills, Mentorship, Leadership.
LGBTQ+ Team Members and Allies
Our mission is to create a collaborative brave space where individuals can be their authentic selves in a community that provides support and connection for team members, through Raising Awareness and Encouraging Dialogue.
Veteran Team Members and Allies
Our mission is to help team members reach their full potential, through Partnerships and Dialogue across the firm to engage our member, allies and communities.
Veterans TMRG Lead
Women of Withum (WoW)
Women Team Members and Allies
Our mission is to create opportunities to empower women at the Firm with the tools they need to succeed, through Motivation, Advocacy and Elevation.
Inclusion and Diversity Corporate Partners
Inclusion and Diversity Recognition
Withum is proud to share that Bill Hagaman has been appointed Global Chairman of HLB International. HLB, the global advisory and accounting network, announced at their annual summit in October […]
Withum is proud to share that the Los Angeles Business Journal has recognized Chris Passmore, partner-in-charge of the Encino office, and Aza Ghazaryan, tax partner, on their Top 100 Accountants […]
Withum is excited to share that Military Times, a premier news source for veterans and their families, named Withum on their annual Best for Vets: Employers list for the first […]