ATLANTA – March 1, 2022 – North Highland, the leading change and transformation consultancy, has been recognized with the Workplace Equality Index’s Silver Employer Award from Stonewall, for its commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace. This accolade is part of Stonewall’s Bring Yourself to Work campaign, which highlights the importance of inclusive work environments.
The Workplace Equality Index is a benchmarking tool for employers to measure their progress on promoting acceptance and inclusion in the workplace. To determine award winners, participating companies are evaluated on their work across eight areas of employment policy and practice:
- Policies and benefits
- The employee lifecycle
- LGBTQ+ employee network group
- Empowering individuals
- Supply chains
- External engagement and service delivery
Sucheta Misra, associate vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion and social impact leader at North Highland said of the accolade, “We place people at the heart of every decision and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives is central to this mission. Receiving the Workplace Equality Index’s Silver Employer Award in our first year of participation displays our continuous efforts towards creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for the LGBTQ+ community as well as the areas to focus on in the coming year.”
“The impact of an inclusive and diverse environment is what enables our firm to have an enviable culture,” added Jill Jacques, global financial services lead and PRIDE Alliance employee resource group sponsor at North Highland. “Given Stonewall’s appropriately rigorous scoring, we are encouraged by our Silver Award in our first year of applying. We will incorporate the areas where we can improve into our corporate DEI roadmap to ensure we’re always improving.”
Stonewall is the world’s second-largest LGBTQ+ charity, working to create a world where every lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer person is free to be themselves – wherever they are. It was founded in 1989 by a small group of people who wanted to break down barriers to equality. Stonewall continues to campaign on LGBT Equality, as well as work with employers and schools to create environments which allow LGBTQ+ people to thrive.