Withum Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index

Withum proudly announced that the Firm received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Withum joins the ranks of over 840 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

Today, we celebrate the collective efforts of our team members, and leaders united for LGBTQ+ inclusion through this distinguished recognition. At Withum, the fabric of our culture is rooted in our team members. Intentionally leading with inclusion allows all our team members the opportunity to authentically succeed in both their professional and personal lives. Our enhanced team member benefits and the initiatives of our Withum Pride Team Member Resource Group (TMRG) serve as incubators for our LGBTQ+ team members and allies to connect, support, and advocate for one another.

Bill Bradshaw
Director of Inclusion and Diversity at Withum

Withum’s efforts in satisfying all the CEI’s criteria earned a 100 percent ranking and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality. This year’s CEI reflects growth across every measurement category, from the adoption of inclusive non-discrimination policies to equitable healthcare benefits for transgender employees, which Withum proudly implements.

When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically. We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. Congratulations to Withum for achieving the title of ‘best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality’ and working to advance inclusion in the workplace.

Jay Brown
Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training at Human Rights Campaign

We are so proud to join the list of company’s who have earned a 100 percent ranking on the CEI. Our company’s history is steeped in progressive, family-first values, so to receive a designation like this is a meaningful step forward in our mission to provide a supportive business environment for our team members.

Theresa Richardson
Chief Talent Officer at Withum

The CEI rates employers providing crucial protections to over 20 million U.S. workers and an additional 18 million abroad. Companies rated in the CEI include Fortune magazine’s 500 largest publicly traded businesses, American Lawyer magazine’s top 200 revenue-grossing law firms (AmLaw 200), and hundreds of publicly and privately held mid- to large-sized businesses.

The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:

  • Non-discrimination policies across business entities.
  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families.
  • Supporting an inclusive culture.
  • Corporate social responsibility.

View the full CEI report on HRC’s website.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people. Through its programs, the HRC Foundation seeks to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people, shedding light on inequity and deepening the public’s understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on advancing transgender and racial justice. Its work has transformed the landscape for more than 15 million workers, 11 million students, 1 million clients in the adoption and foster care system and so much more. The HRC Foundation provides direct consultation and technical assistance to institutions and communities, driving the advancement of inclusive policies and practices; it builds the capacity of future leaders and allies through fellowship and training programs; and, with the firm belief that we are stronger working together, it forges partnerships with advocates in the U.S. and around the globe to increase our impact and shape the future of our work.