Diversity of thought, background, and experience is essential for moving an organization forward. We firmly believe in this principle, and we’re pursuing greater inclusion in all aspects of our business. In 2013, we launched our “start something meaningful” campaign to create a community and forum for female advisors to connect with each other, and to share their advice and experience. In 2015, we launched our Diversity and Inclusion Council to further promote cultural awareness and foster innovation by encouraging employees to bring their unique ideas and solutions to the table.
Doing Right by Our Community & Our Partners
We show support for our diverse communities in multiple philanthropic ways, including:
- Supporting the Human Rights Campaign as a bronze-level corporate partner
- Preparing 41,000 meal kits for homeless LGBT youth
- OneOrlando Fund donation for nightclub shooting victims
- Assembling 500 military care packages through Operation Gratitude
- Partnering with Girls Who Code to introduce young women to Guardian and its innovative culture, while offering them an opportunity to develop their technology skills in a hands-on project.
- Organizing a pro bono clinic to help veterans with their intake form for legal aid
We’re advancing our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace through the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge. We’re committed to advancing programs that encourage inclusive working environments. Guardian was one of the first companies to sign the pledge, which to date includes CEOs from over 270 companies.
Black Employee Inclusion Network
The Black Employee Inclusion Network (BeIn) is an employee resource group that is committed to providing black employees opportunities to develop personally and professionally as leaders.
BeIn’s purpose is to enrich the cultural knowledge of Guardian’s community and share experiences through initiatives that will attract, develop and engage diverse talent.
The Pride Network supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning employees, and their allies (LGBTQA). The Pride Network has a clear mission: to create a positive, inclusive work environment for employees, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
In further support of our LGBTQ employees, we have robust transgender health benefits, and we provide employees and managers with transgender transition guidelines to help transitioning employees have a supportive experience at work.
Women's Leadership Network
The Women's Leadership Network (WLN) is an employee resource group that supports our employees in meeting professional and personal development goals.
The network provides women with professional development and other resources they need to take their career to the next level. The network is also open to men, who can be advocates and allies when building greater gender-balance at all levels of leadership.
Human Rights Campaign Equality Index
The Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index is a national benchmarking survey that evaluates corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.
In both 2017 and 2018, we achieved 100 on the index, and in 2018 we were designated a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality."