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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Making a difference requires deliberate action. Passive statements sound good on paper, but what meaning do they hold if there isn’t action to back them up? Words can only do so much.

Putting Our Values Front and Center

Spaulding Ridge is deeply committed to listening, to learning, and to doing our part to create a more inclusive, equitable world. In everything we do, we ask our bandmates to stand behind our efforts and initiatives, and to share their feedback on how we could do more.

As a value-driven organization, we believe when we leverage expertise, insights, and creativity of people from all walks of life, we become a better organization, we deliver superior services to our clients, and we change our local communities and the world for the better.

Senior Director and DEI Leader

“What I’m really excited about in our approach to pushing forward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SR is that it is truly employee driven. Our committees, initiatives, and goals are championed by people from all parts of the organization regardless of their title, tenure, or background. This team is willing to take on uncomfortable challenges to make a difference and with each success, continues to push themselves toward higher goals.”

Angela Breard-Chen | Senior Director and DEI Leader, Spaulding Ridge

DEI Council

Spaulding Ridge is committed to moving diversity, equity, and inclusion forward in the professional services industry by ensuring our teams reflect the rich diversity that contributes to our communities and our society. We live our values through our employment practices and strive to create an inclusive workplace environment and a culture of trust and belonging where everyone feels accepted, respected, and valued for who they are as individuals.

Having a diverse team isn’t enough; we must foster an environment of inclusivity to truly embrace differences. Our recruitment and hiring process, mentoring, and day-to-day discussions are bolstered by the formation of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.

Women in Tech

From the earliest days of the tech industry, women have played an integral role in innovating and advancing technology. Unfortunately, in today’s workplace, women are often marginalized, and deliberate effort is necessary to help them overcome the structural inequities in the tech world.

Spaulding Ridge’s Women Elevate (WE) initiative builds connection between women in technology, offering resources and community to our internal people, our channel partners, and our clients. We convened a Women’s Leadership Council to advise the firm on issues of gender equity and to ensure we’re leading the way on inclusive leadership. In 2022, Spaulding Ridge hosted our first Women Elevate conference, which brought together leaders from across the business world to discuss how to end gender bias in tech and build a community of allies.

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Racial Equity

Spaulding Ridge believes that Black lives matter, and that systemic racism in the United States cannot be eradicated without dedicated, consistent effort. We both support efforts to address racism in the broader communities we are a part of and strive to make our own company a tolerant, equitable place to work.

Spaulding Ridge has donated to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and partnered with Chicago United to hold ourselves accountable for confronting systemic racial bias within our own organization.

LGBTQ+ Rights

Too many LGBTQ+ individuals face discrimination and persecution because of who they are. We believe businesses have a responsibility to ensure every workplace is a safe space for everyone no matter their gender identity or sexuality.

Spaulding Ridge’s PROUD stands up for the LGBTQ+ community within the band and around the world. This working group advises Spaulding Ridge on how to be more supportive as an organization, it provides opportunities for our bandmates to learn more about important issues in this area, and it engages in volunteerism focused on acceptance and inclusion.

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Spaulding Ridge DEI Spotlight Series

We believe our team should reflect the rich diversity that contributes to our communities and our society. We enact this belief through our employment practices and strive to create a culture of trust and belonging where everyone feels accepted, respected, and valued for who they are as individuals.

Each spotlight gives a look into the story of one of our bandmates and their perspective on how DEI at Spaulding Ridge has impacted their experience.

Hear from Nicole Moss
Hear from Jenn Ruder
Hear from Liz Peterson

Reads That Guide Us

We are learners at Spaulding Ridge. Reading, listening to podcasts, attending seminars, having the hard discussions together—these are a few of the ways we try to become better every day.

Year of Yes, Shoda Rhimes

The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph, Ryan Holiday.

Playing Big, Tara Mohr

Fun Home, Alison Bechdel

The Spineless Porcupine, Aiden Yang

I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This, Kate White

The Moment of Lift, Melinda Gates

Data Bias In a World Designed for Men, Caroline Criado Perez

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