Grant Thornton also worked to achieve culture shifts. “Making real progress on DE&I is about more than just implementing policies and programs,” says Rashada Whitehead, national managing director for culture, immersion and inclusion at Grant Thornton. “It requires everyone in an organization to re-think how they relate to and uplift the diversity of colleagues around them every day.”
To that end, the firm is focused on lived experiences and integrating DE&I into its culture. “To advance representation at every level, progress and inclusion must be felt and championed in how we interact with each other, how we think about assignments and promotions, and who we develop for long, productive careers at Grant Thornton,” says Whitehead.