Diversity and Inclusion

”It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”

– Audre Lorde

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Minority vendors

Company goal to double our spend with diverse suppliers within three years

39%

GENDER DIVERSITY
Our firm is 39% women 11% racially diverse and 5% are veterans.

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Local and national awards for diversity and growth

57%

% of Corporate Donations to Minority Causes
2020

Why We Need To Do More

  • Create “diversity” of perspectives leading to better problem solving and innovation – both internally and for our clients
  • Help ProspHire better understand our clients and the customers we serve
  • Allow our Firm to “do better” via compassionate capitalism, and make a lasting impact on the communities we live and work in
  • Attract, hire and retain the best talent
  • Simply put, it’s the right thing to do

Our Actions

  • ProspHire’s gender and racial makeup will reflect Pennsylvania demographics by the end of 2022

  • We will double our spend with diverse suppliers* within three years

  • We will create a mentorship program that specifically targets marginalized groups

  • We will partner with African American-owned businesses

  • All ProspHire practitioners will participate in annual mandatory D&I Unconscious Bias Training (beginning in 2021); Training on D&I topics will also be provided on-demand and through year-round thought leadership.

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

Progress on Our Actions

  • We want to do better, but currently*, 43% of our practitioners are women 12% are racially diverse and 5% are veterans

  • We completed a baseline of our spend with diverse suppliers for 2020 and set our target for 2023 (which we plan to reach early)
  • 15% of our practitioners (and all of our Firm Principals) are participating in Vibrant Pittsburgh’s mentorship program
  • We are pursuing partnership opportunities with minority-owned firms Fox- Chase and RC21x
  • We have secured a facilitator and training will take place in July or Aug.
  • We exceeded this goal; 77% of our charitable giving in 2021 supports marginalized communities
  • We stood up a D&I Committee that meets bi-weekly with workstreams that address training, supplier diversity, university relations, recruiting, mentorship and charitable giving; Committee membership represents 24% of Firm and spans all levels

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