When we say we put people first, this includes our commitment to creating an equitable work environment where all feel welcome.
Woodard & Curran believes that complex teams working together in an equitable, inclusive space provides the best opportunity for achieving our vision of clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. Our success is tied to a culture that embraces our differences so that everyone can bring their whole, authentic selves to work. When our people are supported to reach their full potential, we provide the most innovative, sound, and effective solutions.
Our eight-member Equity Committee, which includes our DEI Manager, spearheads Woodard & Curran’s DEI efforts. The Committee’s strategy is always evolving; as the world becomes more culturally fluent, we must have room to adjust. However, the following goals remain foundational for the entire company:
It is my goal to identify opportunities for Woodard & Curran to not only be more diverse and inclusive, but also a more equitable workplace, so that for many who have sought belonging for as long as I have, maybe they can find it here.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) celebrate our differences and promote a culture of inclusion, the central tenet of our DEI strategy.
Woodard & Curran’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) support our people through community, education, and advocacy. The ERGs are employee-led and align with the mission, vision, and goals of the Equity Strategy. ERGs act in collaboration with the Equity Committee to inform company policies and processes that directly impact our people. The ERGs include:
Members of each ERG play an integral role in creating an inclusive climate, as well as informing company policies and process that directly impact DEI within the firm. These voluntary groups cultivate connection between employees across the company and facilitate critical discussions regarding important topics that affect our employees.