At William Blair, we support and work in partnership with leading diverse professional organizations to foster greater inclusion in the financial services sector. We also work with our Alliances—Women’s Alliance, Pride Alliance, Veterans’ Alliance, and ONE Alliance—to empower colleagues to celebrate and advance inclusion and diversity.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Our mission is to create a workplace where inclusion is at the heart of business and culture. We focus on building an inclusive, high-performing culture by seeking and retaining talented individuals who embrace and nurture diversity, helping all to thrive.
We believe great talent can come from anywhere and that diversity of skills, capabilities, perspectives, and experiences drives innovation and success.
That means building an inclusive workplace and cultural mindset that attracts and retains the world’s best talent, and helps us redefine inclusion and diversity for our industry and beyond. To achieve this, we continually focus on building an actively inclusive, high-performing culture where:
- We welcome and seek driven, adaptable, and creative individuals who share in our ambitions;
- We embrace and nurture the diversity of our talent, helping all to thrive; and
- We each recognize the role we play in the greater whole, maximizing performance and driving individual, team, firm, and client success.
Together, our people can develop their skills, broaden their experiences and perspectives, and combine their strengths with others to deliver long-term sustainable value for our clients, communities, and firm.Download Empowering Colleagues to Deliver Client Success
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at William Blair
Courageous Conversations is a quarterly program of in-depth learning sessions, inspirational talks, and action-orientated workshops that aim to shift the way we think and behave as a firm.Learn about our Courageous Conversations program
William Blair’s Alliances promote diversity, provide support to colleagues and encourage conversations across our businesses and communities.Learn about our Alliances
We partner with a variety of professional organizations, so together we can increase diversity within the financial services sector.Learn more about our diversity partners
Inclusivity is the cornerstone of our foundational values. We treat inclusivity as an activity to be practiced by our people in everything we do. We have embedded it into our culture to hear each voice and test every idea. Only through inclusive behavior can we authentically serve our clients, our company, and our community.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action
Courageous Conversations Explores Solutions to Sustain the Climate
World-renowned environmental scientist Dr. Jonathan Foley inspired and enlightened colleagues on new solutions to sustain the climate, ecosystems, and natural resources during William Blair’s Courageous Conversations talk.Read more
U.S. Navy Ret. Rear Admiral Speaks at Black History Month Event
Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Stephen Evans shared his amazing story of growing up in the small town of Beaufort, South Carolina, to becoming one of the Navy’s highest-ranking officers during William Blair’s Black History Month event.Read more
William Blair Partners With Out in Finance for Talk on Serving LGBTQ+ Clients and Colleagues
William Blair and Out in Finance teamed up to host a discussion for financial professionals on serving LGBTQ+ clients and colleagues during LGBTQ+ History Month.Read more
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Equal Employment Opportunity
The Firm is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants.Download this policy
William Blair strives to foster a professional, collaborative, and inclusive work environment.Download this policy