Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Vision Statement

Woodard & Curran believes that diverse teams working together in an equitable, inclusive culture provides the right environment for our employees to thrive, our clients to benefit, and our business to prosper over the long run.  Our success is tied to a culture that embraces our differences and creates an environment where everyone can bring their whole, authentic selves to work. When our people are supported to reach their full potential, we provide our clients with the most innovative, sound, and cost-effective solutions.

Our Key Goals

The eight members of the Equity Committee, including our DE&I Manager, help advise our Executive Leadership Team on equity strategy, with the following goals in mind: 

  • Commit to and clearly communicate that equity, inclusion, and diversity are a foundation of our core values and our critical business strategy.
  • Develop sound practices to ensure we achieve equitable representations of employees by continuing to identify, hire, develop, and engage employees with diverse backgrounds, skills, knowledge, and perspectives.
  • Provide a work environment for all employees that is welcoming, respectful, and engaging, with opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • Develop ways to measure progress to achieve these goals over a long-term vision.

Employee Resource Groups

Central to our DEI mission is seven Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) created to celebrate our differences and promote a culture of inclusion. The employee-led ERGs include:

  • Ascending Professionals; 
  • Disabilities; 
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Parents & Caregivers; 
  • Race, Ethnicity & Culture; 
  • Veterans; and 
  • Women. 

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. 

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Contacts

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager
Human Resources