Inclusion & Diversity

At William Blair, we believe great talent can come from anywhere and that diversity of skills, capabilities, perspectives, and experiences drives innovation and success.

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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.

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 internal Business Resource Groups to actively involve LGBTQ+, veterans, and women and support a Global Inclusion Council that puts inclusion and diversity at the core of our firm.

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Strategy

We are dedicated to building an inclusive workplace that attracts and retains the world’s best talent.
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I&D In Action

Together, our people can develop their skills, broaden their experiences, and combine their strengths to deliver long-term sustainable value for clients, communities, and the firm.
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Global Inclusion Council

Our Global Inclusion Council (GIC) is an advisory group of colleagues that defines the firm’s I&D strategy and encourages individuals to share their perspectives, which drives creativity and delivers the best results for clients.
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Business Resource Groups

William Bair’s Women’s Alliance, Veterans’ Alliance, and Pride Alliance promote diversity, provide support to colleagues and encourage conversations across our businesses and communities.
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Diversity Partners

We partner with a variety of professional organizations, so together we can increase diversity within the financial services sector.
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Courageous Conversations

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.