Here at GBQ, we are passionate about empowerment. We aim to empower people to grow to their full potential, regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, disability or any other indication of diversity. However, we also believe that diversity itself is powerful. By embracing our differences, we are pushed to grow, understand—and respect—one another. Because of this, we will always remain committed to being an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued and celebrated. It’s for this very reason GBQ created our Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, with a dedicated team striving toward our mission.
The mission of our Diversity and Inclusion Initiative is to:
- Nurture an inclusive, safe and welcoming environment within the firm.
- Empower and support the professional and personal growth of under-represented groups within the firm.
- Be a catalyst for change within the community by addressing issues surrounding diversity and inclusion.
- Provide a series of internal trainings and continuously pursue education opportunities on topics surrounding diversity in the workplace.
- Expand our recruiting efforts to better include typically underrepresented groups.
- Partner with organizations that provide support for marginalized groups or pioneer diversity and inclusion efforts.
- Connect all of our associates to unique resources, mentorships and peer support groups that empower their professional and personal growth.
- Implement policies that support an inclusive environment within our firm and the community.