Going beyond expectations in diversity, equity and inclusion


We know that how we work to achieve our goals matters


Our second annual diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) report illustrates our commitment to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive firm for all those we serve — to be both transparent and transformative.

At Grant Thornton, we go beyond checking boxes to ensure progress and inclusion are felt and championed by our lived experiences. It’s how our colleagues interact with each other, how we think about assignments and promotions, where and how we invest in talent, how we work with community partners and how we create safe spaces for our teammates.

We are working toward achieving five key DE&I milestones established in 2020. Our goal is to accomplish each milestone by the end of our fiscal 2025, coinciding with our 100th anniversary:



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30% of our new hires will be Black or African American, or Hispanic or Latinx (also recognizing opportunities for increased hiring for American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander).

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35% of our National Leadership Team and market-focused leaders will be women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, individuals with disabilities, veterans or military spouses, and we will increase representation across all role levels.

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40% of our partners, principals and managing directors will be women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, individuals with disabilities, veterans or military spouses.

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50% of our hot-skills training opportunities (including firm-sponsored certifications, advanced technology skills and leader-sponsored training and development initiatives) will include women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, individuals with disabilities, veterans or military spouses.

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We will increase our representation of veterans, military spouses or individuals with disabilities across the firm by 50% from fiscal year 2020.

Rashada Whitehead

“We know that our firm and the broader business world certainly have more work to do, but we will get there by listening first, seeking diverse perspectives and remaining transparent as we harness our resources and platform to create stronger futures for those within Grant Thornton and in our communities.”

Rashada Whitehead

National Managing Director
Culture, Immersion & Inclusion

Our goals are ambitious and require consistent and focused action. That’s why we we’re building a more inclusive and equitable culture within our firm through DE&I education programs, expanding our culture immersion activities, empowering our BRGs to help lead our DE&I work, and providing financial and volunteer support to nonprofit organizations that are shaping more inclusive and equitable communities throughout the markets we serve.

We know why this work matters. It matters to the new college graduate looking for somewhere real to belong in this industry. It matters to bold, creative thinkers who bring people together and build a better world. It matters to our firm’s leaders, clearing the path toward equity and inclusion so that all have access. It matters to our clients, who need all perspectives to solve their challenges. It matters to our communities within our firm, around the corner and all over the world.




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