Diversity & Inclusion

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At Walkers we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone can feel comfortable, happy and confident in an inclusive environment. We believe that a diverse and inclusive business is more collaborative and innovative and therefore better serves the needs of our clients. We aim to recruit, empower, develop and retain the best people, providing opportunities for success. The best people care about inclusivity. We do too.

Our global firm is led by Managing Partner Ingrid Pierce and our senior management team is equally balanced with the gender split being almost 50:50. Our global workforce is made up of employees from over forty different nationalities. Within our workplace, we seek to promote and encourage diversity and inclusion in respect of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, disability, religion, social mobility and any other distinction which makes our people unique. We aim to achieve this through developing specific programmes focused on local and global issues. These include:

  • Learning: conducting a comprehensive assessment of our demographics and people processes to develop specific strategies to promote inclusiveness;
  • Education: developing and implementing an ongoing education programme on issues such as implicit bias, inter-generational work teams and cross-cultural communication;
  • Support: establishing an effective support system through regular check-ins and/or mentoring programmes with special focus on diversity and gender;
  • Initiatives: supporting strategic business development initiatives reflecting our diverse backgrounds, values and interests;
  • Working with Clients: working with clients and potential clients to ensure the development of a diverse and inclusive client-service team;
  • Listening: listening to our colleagues' experiences and concerns around diversity and inclusion to promote greater understanding; and
  • Recognition and reward: recognising and rewarding the contributions of diverse employees.

We have a responsibility to each other as colleagues to foster a culture in our global offices that values and celebrates our differences and individuality.