Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Our Workplace
At Gannett Fleming, we have a commitment to diversity. We believe a workplace built upon the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion makes us stronger, smarter, and more creative. It reflects the range of communities we serve as a leader in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.
Inclusion is at the heart of our corporate principles, and we strive to bring a range of perspectives to the table. We are driven to build and nurture a culture of belonging where employees work together to deliver excellence to our clients no matter their:
- Gender identity.
- Sexual orientation.
- National origin.
We understand that having an inclusive environment fuels our innovation and imagination, and it results in better decisions and a sense of belonging.
Supported by our strategic action plan, we are increasing diversity, leadership accountability, and providing employees with tools to build cultural competency. Our nine-person Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Steering Committee develops, reviews, and measures inclusion goals.
Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Involvement
We know DE&I is about more than just making pledges; it’s about making concrete progress.
That’s why we’re dedicated to being the employer of choice for all in the AEC industry. We are focused on reducing voluntary turnover for groups such as women, people of color, and those in the LGBTQ+ community. We’re developing a framework to track and report continuous improvement metrics, such as hires, leadership, ownership, professional development, and promotions. We also provide diversity and inclusion competency training to all directors and continue to offer companywide programming to train and build awareness for DE&I.
Additionally, we understand that we have a responsibility to the communities we serve. We make investments focused on engagement and improving connection to our communities through partnerships with existing organizations focused on inclusion and equity in our industry. We also offer scholarship awards for Black and female students, and we are developing a supplier diversity program to provide equal access to procurement opportunities for vendors of minority groups.
Connected Relationships™ Mentoring Program
The Connected Relationships Mentoring Program seeks to utilize the existing knowledge, skills, and experience of senior employees and pair them with junior or less experienced employees at Gannett Fleming. The program is designed to allow senior staff the opportunity to help junior staff advance their careers. Throughout this program, mentor/mentee pairs focus on:
- Project management.
- Business development and marketing.
- Overall professional growth for the mentee.
Mentors and mentees alike benefit from this program in the areas of leadership, professional growth, and networking.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
The mission of Connected Women at Gannett Fleming™ is to create a culture that empowers, supports, and mentors women to achieve career and personal success at Gannett Fleming. Initiatives from Connected Women at Gannett Fleming™ include:
- Connected Ambassadors Program.
- Pub Hub.
- Connected Conversations.
Future Generations of Gannett Fleming (FuGen) has a vision to drive the future of the firm. The group seeks to amplify the voice of early-career professionals by coordinating and facilitating the inclusion of diverse perspectives across all levels of experience. Initiatives from FuGen include:
- “Ask Me Anything” Webcasts.
- Conference Attendance.
- Internship Program.
The mission of LGBTQ+ of Gannett Fleming is to support the LGBTQ+ community within the firm and abroad through improved awareness, guidance to resources, companywide education, and allyship. Initiatives from LGBTQ+ include:
- Rainbow Connection Monthly Meeting Series.
- LGBTQ+ charity sponsorship.
- Companywide LGBTQ+ training options.
The mission of Military Veterans at Gannett Fleming is to create a culture that recognizes the skills, contributions, and value that military veterans bring, foster veteran recruiting and career growth, and support veterans and their families. Initiatives from Military Veterans at Gannett Fleming include:
- Wear Camo Day.
- U.S. Flag-raising Ceremony.
- Stockings for Soldiers.
Lift Every Voice Video Series
Gannett Fleming remains committed to fostering an inclusive workplace culture, and our team recognizes that celebrating cultural observances isn’t just educational; it has the potential to build cultural awareness and open-mindedness, creating a more productive and cohesive work environment. We honor the diversity that strengthens and energizes Gannett Fleming every day through our Lift Every Voice video series.
Native American/Indigenous People Heritage Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month
LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
Celebrate Diversity Month
Women’s History Month
Black History Month