Inclusion & Diversity 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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Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Michele Jones

Women in Spotlight at William Blair Veterans Day Celebration

Retired Army officer Michele Jones, the first female command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Reserve, shared her inspirational story of serving in the military for more than two decades at the firm’s Veterans Day celebration.
Wilfrido Hernandez, co-chair of William Blair’s ONE Alliance business resource group; Jacqui Robertson, head of I&D at William Blair; Patricia Mota, CEO of Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement

Inclusion and Diversity Talk Focuses on Hispanic Career Development

Patricia Mota, CEO of the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement, shared her story as a trailblazer for the advancement of Latinos during a William Blair Crucial Conversation talk held online October 7.
Cory Booker, John Lewis, Erika Alexander - Crucial Conversations

William Blair Celebrates John Lewis Legacy of “Good Trouble”

Erika Alexander, executive producer of the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble, and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker join William Blair employees for an online event to celebrate Lewis’s legacy.
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William Blair Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

William Blair's Women's Alliance hosted a discussion with colleagues about empowering women to mark Women's Equality Day and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women's right to vote.
Rendel Solomon and Jacqui Robertson

Private Equity Exec Outlines Keys to Investing in Minority Businesses

William Blair presented a thoughtful discussion of diversity and inclusion issues at an online event featuring Rendel Solomon, an executive with a Chicago investment firm.
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Pride Month Virtual Celebration

William Blair marked Pride Month with a virtual event for employees that spotlighted its community partners that serve LGBTQ+ communities.
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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.