Many of those who come to us or whom we seek out are multicultural. Grant Thornton is eager to hire individuals from a healthy mix of cultures, so we develop relationships with a wide range of organizations to connect with potential employees. The firm supports my involvement with the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA). As a Latina, I’ve been active in the organization at the national and local levels for 13 years. With its mission to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders in the nation and around the globe, ALPFA is an excellent partner for Grant Thornton in our efforts to ensure a diverse workforce. About 25 of us recently represented Grant Thornton at ALPFA’s national conference, where we facilitated a session for university students and held interviews for intern and associate positions. It was exciting to me because I’m especially drawn to university students who, like I was, are the first in their family to graduate from college.
In further embracing diversity, the firm actively supports a range of business resource groups (BRGs). Each BRG comprises people with a shared interest or background, e.g., Latinos(as)/Hispanics, Equality, Women in Business and African-Americans. They do an incredible job of empowering employees of all viewpoints and from all walks of life.