UPDATED FIRM FRAMEWORK
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
At Stout, we are committed to building and sustaining a corporate culture that values diversity and different perspectives. Our inclusive environment aims to foster innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit for our clients, employees, and communities. Historically, our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has driven external programs such as our annual Women in Business Scholarship and community programs focused on promoting discussion, awareness, and relationship building, but we can do more. As a firm we are recommitting to and expanding our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
This year we introduced a new leadership-sponsored and employee-led diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) framework. The purpose of this framework is to lead, develop, and support actions surrounding five key pillars we believe are central to a sustainable and continued commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion:
Create an authentic, transparent, and sustainable platform to identify and attract difference makers that embody Stout's core values and ensure that Stout reflects the diversity of our clients and communities.
Develop awareness and education regarding workplace DE&I, and provide visibility on the firm's progress toward the goal of augmenting inclusion and relationship-building at all levels.
Commit to transparency and accountability for accelerating progress against our DE&I strategy via regular updates with our clients and friends.
Provide timely, accurate, and candid feedback on the DE&I initiatives, thereby enhancing Stout's accountability toward our long-term DE&I mission.
Engage with local and national organizations focused on advancing DE&I initiatives and provide pro bono services to non-profit organizations with a social justice mission.