A diverse, inclusive culture is critical to our future success. At Slalom, we’re committed to embracing different thoughts, opinions, and people. It doesn’t just benefit our teams—it also translates into better outcomes for our clients.
Diversity the Slalom way
We want our people to bring their authentic selves to work.
Here, diversity is much more than numeric representation. It’s the daily inclusive dialogue, breadth of perspective, and participatory decision-making. From taking action and nurturing an open, collaborative work environment, to seeking more diverse representation in leadership, inclusion is embedded in the DNA of our culture and in the way we do business.
As we cultivate diversity at Slalom, we continually strive to understand and enhance what it means for our people, our clients, and the success of our company. We work hard to create environments where diversity is encouraged so each and every employee can truly love their future.
“There is a meaningful inclusion and diversity thread in each of our company’s core values, and a very clear tie-back to our brand promise to love your future,” says Alicia Santini, national inclusion and diversity program director. “This isn’t altruistic. It’s not just the right thing to do. It’s core to the culture and business strategy at Slalom, and I am grateful to work for a company that makes inclusion and diversity such a top priority.”
"It’s core to the culture and business strategy at Slalom. I’m grateful to work for a company that makes inclusion and diversity such a top priority."
Our local councils, which help oversee Slalom’s inclusion and diversity practices, support our leaders as they drive the diversity agenda, and play an active role in assessing inclusion and diversity issues, setting strategic direction, and prioritizing our actions, both locally and nationally. Representatives of the collective voice of all Slalom employees, members of each local council serve as business advisors who encourage behavior and decisions that foster a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for all.
Widening the Circle: Inclusion @ Slalom
Slalom’s 2015 strategy set inclusion and diversity as a top priority organization-wide. As part of that effort, we’ve created a customized inclusion training workshop for all Slalom employees. It is important that we not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. We do so by giving our teams the information, tools, and resources needed to help make Slalom the best, and most inclusive, place to work.
Breaking the GLASS ceiling
Attracting, retaining, supporting, and advancing the careers and lives of our LGBT and allied employees matters to us. Our GLASS (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Allied Employees Succeeding at Slalom) program supports this community throughout their careers at Slalom through professional development, networking, and community events.
Together we stand for:
- Community: Deepen the connection to Slalom and our diverse markets
- Connections: Broaden our ability to attract and retain great consultants in the Slalom family
- Camaraderie: Celebrate diversity with our teams and our clients (and even our competitors)
Score for equality
The Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is the gold standard for companies that want to show their customers, employees, and the rest of the world that they support equality in the workplace. The index ranks more than 40 policies and practices related to LGBT employees at hundreds of leading companies that submit applications, including most of the Fortune 500.
Slalom was one of 18 consulting firms that received a perfect score on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index. We were honored and proud to be awarded this recognition from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Our commitment to inclusion doesn’t stop at our organization’s boundaries—we also commit time and money within our local communities. Slalom is a proud sponsor of the Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) Annual Conference—the largest gathering of LGBT graduate-school business students in the world. We were tremendously excited to be the top-viewed exhibitor at the 2014 ROMBA conference in San Francisco, California, and we look forward to seeing attendees at the 2015 event in Chicago, Illinois.
Women’s Leadership Network
Our Women's Leadership Network (WLN) embodies the values and focus we want to espouse as a company and within our organization. WLN’s mission—to engage, inspire, and encourage every Slalom woman to achieve her full and unique potential—provides the foundation for a strong focus on personal and professional growth. The program is made up of five key focus areas:
- Cultivate a strong internal community to encourage knowledge sharing, relationship building, and authentic interchange
- Foster professional development through promoting self-awareness and learning, creating a pipeline of women leaders, and encouraging growth
- Drive an understanding of traditional workplace challenges and support the organizational evolution to create the best-possible environment
- Engage with women’s causes and charities in the community
- Provide a platform for external networking and to represent Slalom in local Executive Women’s Forums
In the spirit of creating amazing outcomes for our people, clients, and communities, Slalom recently launched REACH, a black affinity group.
REACH exists to build awareness, attract and retain top talent, and expand relationships for the betterment of Slalom, our people, and our black community. The group was created to celebrate and tap into the connections we have as black people for the betterment of our black Slalomites, Slalom in general, and the communities we serve and live in, says founder Stephen Valrie. The REACH community looks forward to collaborating with any and all who want to make an impact on each other, their careers, our clients, and our community.
National Black MBA
We also prioritize supporting diversity in our local communities. Slalom is a proud first-time sponsor of National Black MBA Association®–the nation’s premier organization for black business professionals to convene for networking, leadership development, and career opportunities. We look forward to seeing NBMBAA 2015 conference attendees in Orlando, Florida, this year.
Slalom is an equal opportunity employer
We are an equal opportunity employer, and strive to find ways to attract, develop, and retain highly qualified individuals representing the diverse communities in which we live. Decisions and criteria concerning the employment relationship with all employees are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, citizenship, disability (as defined by applicable law) or any other characteristic protected by law.