William Blair is proud to announce it received a perfect score of 100% on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmark survey and report that measures corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, released on January 28 by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBTQ people.

“From the previously unimaginable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to a long overdue reckoning with racial injustice, 2020 was an unprecedented year. Yet, many businesses across the nation stepped up and continued to prioritize and champion LGBTQ equality,” said Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign. “This year has shown us that tools like the CEI are crucial in the work to increase equity and inclusion in the workplace, but also that companies must breathe life into these policies and practices in real and tangible ways.”

William Blair joins a record 767 businesses that earned a perfect score in 2021. The CEI is a tool individuals and companies use to assess where they want to work, shop, or invest.

In addition to William Blair’s commitment to supporting inclusion and diversity initiatives, William Blair is dedicated to making the firm the best place to work by encouraging open conversations and transparency so colleagues can be their authentic true selves.

CEI ratings were based on nondiscrimination policies across business entities; equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families; support of an inclusive culture; and corporate social responsibility.

Corporate Equality Index 2021 Report