We thank the following companies for supporting the summit. This event would not be possible without their sponsorship, support and participation.
The diversity of our employees — race, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disabilities, and veteran status — makes us stronger and is essential to our ability to serve our clients, fulfill our purpose and drive responsible growth.
Duolingo is for everyone, and that starts with the people who work with us. Our workforce reflects who’s learning on our platforms to understand and meet their needs. We’re proud to say that Duolingo was founded by two immigrants, and our employees come from countries all around the globe. More than half of our employees are women or people of color, and women are represented at all levels of company leadership. We continue to sponsor events focusing on DEIB, create programs to support women and BIPOC candidates in tech, such as our Thrive Internship Program, and provide resources to our employees to learn about the importance of DEIB. We believe that our journey to build a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment is a marathon, not a sprint.
Tishman Speyer is deeply committed to making diversity, equity and inclusion (“DE&I”) a daily reality whereby our community is built on the diversity of our people, the equity of experience and opportunity, and the inclusivity of our culture. We promote DE&I in both the communities that we develop, and the broader real estate industry, and our business choices and partnerships reflect this longstanding commitment.
We are adamant about DE&I not only because it will make us better at everything that we do, but because we believe it’s what’s right.
We believe that what makes us different also makes us stronger. Our philosophy of inclusion guides us in how we interact with each other, how we hire and manage our people and how we serve our customers. To ensure our workplace is free from discrimination and intolerance, we must leverage the diverse talent and skill of our team members, provide equal access to growth and advancement and treat each other with respect.
L.E.K. thrives because of its diverse people. Excellence in diversity and inclusion is an essential component of our core values — and our business. To that end, we seek to attract, retain and promote individuals who reflect the global marketplace and communities in which we work. We are committed to providing and promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for everyone at L.E.K., so that each person can succeed professionally regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sexual orientation, age and/or disability.
We actively engage in diversity recruitment through partnerships with a variety of organizations and events, such as Reaching out MBA (ROMBA), the Forte Foundation and the Management Leaders for Tomorrow. We also partner with many women-in-business, diversity and affinity clubs and organizations on campus, at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
L.E.K. is home to several affinity groups to support and enrich our employees, to make them future leaders at L.E.K. and beyond. They provide members with opportunities for networking and mentorship, and are designed so those members can share and discuss best practices for managing their work/life balance, achieving their career goals and furthering their personal development.