William Blair earned a top score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. This is the third consecutive year William Blair has received a top score.

William Blair’s efforts in satisfying all the CEI’s criteria earned a score of 100 and the designation as recipient of the Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion. William Blair joins the ranks of 545 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:

  • Non-discrimination policies across business entities;
  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families;
  • Supporting an inclusive culture; and,
  • Corporate social responsibility.

Christina Bresani, executive sponsor of William Blair’s Pride Alliance, said, “I’m proud to be part of an organization where we live our values. Achieving a CEI score of 100 for the third year in a row is a testament to how we put our people first.”

Phillip Blee, co-chair of William Blair’s Pride Alliance, added, “Not only is it evidence of our constant efforts to promote a more inclusive culture internally but also our initiatives to connect and contribute to the broader LGBTQ+ community.”

William Blair’s mission is to create a workplace where inclusion is at the heart of business and culture. The firm focuses on building an inclusive, high-performing culture by seeking and retaining talented individuals who embrace and nurture diversity, helping all to thrive.