Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

ProspHire is committed to creating an inclusive environment that helps our people prosper.

Relevant Opportunities to Activate, Elevate, Lead

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at ProspHire begins the way everything at our Firm begins – with relationships. We are working to build an inclusive environment that supports the core value of Inclusion and encourages diverse voices. Each member of our team brings a diverse background, skillset and perspective.​

We are focused on several strategies for making more progress and creating a more representative, fair and high performing workforce.

Elevate Equity

DEI is about more than just mandated training programs. DEI trends will center around incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into every policy and process in our organization, from work setting to graphic design.

Shift the Talent Pool and Change the Employee Experience

We continue to analyze our recruiting, hiring, employee retention training and even everyday processes through a DEI lens.

Pivot from Diversity Training to Leadership Development Coaching

Employees and clients now expect more from organizations. Creating a culture of inclusion leads to happy, productive employees and loyal clients.

Why We Need To Do More

  • Promote a shared experience
  • Provide broader perspectives
  • Nurture a more positive workplace
  • Understand clients better
  • Put actions behind words
  • Give opportunities for all
  • Encourage fresh insights and innovation
  • Experience better retention

Our Actions

  • We will improve our demographic diversity by strategically broadening our candidate pool

  • We will continue to partner with minority-owned businesses and achieve 15% diverse supplier spend by 2025

  • We will continue our long-standing commitment to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania and target at least 50% of our charitable giving towards organizations that address the challenges faced by marginalized communities

  • We will enhance our DE&I reporting to continuously hold ourselves accountable and transparent around our organizational performance

  • We will educate our practitioners through continued education and annual trainings, an extension of our mandatory Unconscious Bias Training

  • We will expand our Employee Resource Groups, adding a PHamily Matters group in addition to our existing ProspHire Women’s Network

  • We will hold ProspHire leadership accountable to achieve all of these Actions, which will be supported by our internal ProspHire Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

9%

DIVERSE SUPPLIER SPEND

Increased our spend with diverse suppliers by 281% since 2021

51%

GENDER DIVERSITY
Our firm is 51% women and 19% racially diverse

6

LOCAL AND NATIONAL AWARDS FOR DIVERSITY AND GROWTH

90%

% of Corporate Donations to Minority Causes
2022

Latest News and Stories

Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

“I was born and raised in Bengal, India and came to the United States as an international student. My mutual friends introduced me to my wife, Malvika, who is from Punjab, India and was an international student. Today, Indian culture is very much a focus for our family – Rishi and Rohan are learning Hindi, the national language of India; we enjoy at least one traditional Indian meal a day, visit a Hindu Temple once a month and annually celebrate Diwali and Holi. I am proud to pass my Indian values onto the next Das generation.”

-Kinshuk Das, Senior Manager

Women in Leadership

Congratulations to the first class of women from ProspHire to earn Women in Leadership Program Certificate from Emory University: Emory Continuing Education. Kathleen Bali, Lauren Dempsey, Tricia Egry, Julie Evans, Lauren Miladinovich, Rikita Shah, Rebecca Yarish completed the 5-week online program entitled Women in Leadership: Driving Transformation Through Innovation and Resilience. Each module was led by a female subject matter expert with expertise in the areas of innovation, cultural awareness, engagement resilience and self-advocacy.

This class is a part of In Her Shoes, a program that honors our colleague and dear friend, former Managing Director Hannah Hass who passed suddenly in late 2021. The program is focused on inspiring and empowering the women of the Firm through professional development.

For more on Hannah Hass and her legacy, Honoring Memory of Hannah with ‘In Her Shoes’ Program (prosphire.com)

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, which is dedicated to reflecting on the contributions of women to U.S. history. The timeline of women’s milestones stretches back to the founding of the U.S. and today we are still aiming to eliminate discrimination and build a more inclusive world. We honor women who are leading their families, their communities and their businesses.

ProspHire is committed to fueling the advancement of women professionals. Through our Women’s Network, employees from all levels of the Firm connect and participate in candid conversations, peer mentoring and professional development activities.

Black History Month

In January 2022, ProspHire professionals acknowledged Black History Month with a firmwide celebration. The DEI Committee hosted a luncheon that was catered by Aunt Cheryl’s Café, in support of Pittsburgh’s local Black-owned businesses.

Our support doesn’t end because the month of January does. We encourage collaborating with diverse-owned businesses all year.

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