Our pledge to diversity and inclusion
At Wipfli, we believe in a workplace — and world — where everyone feels included and diversity is embraced.
To foster that, we are committed to creating an environment where everyone is equally supported, empowered and encouraged.
A place where every associate feels their culture and identity are valued and respected.
A place where every voice matters.
We are respectful of each individual and the unique strengths and contributions each brings. We encourage diversity of thought because we know, the more diverse the voices are, the stronger we are.
Our commitment to a diverse workplace is evident in our initiatives:
- Unconscious bias education
- Inclusion training
- Diverse business resource groups
Voices for associates
Our business resource groups give voice to and elevate issues inside our firm for diverse groups. We have launched four so far, with plans to add more.
Women of Wipfli (WoW): Women of Wipfli’s purpose is to cultivate an environment where women have an equitable opportunity to achieve their goals and find their version of success.
Wipfli Pride: Wipfli Pride’s vision is to aspire to be the most LGBTQ+ friendly firm in the country, where allyship and belonging is the standard.
Embrace: The mission of Embrace, Wipfli’s Alliance to Amplify Multiculturalism, is to support our current diverse, underrepresented associates and to increase the firm’s opportunity to attract, engage, nurture and retain multicultural associates.
Valor: The mission of Valor is to support veterans, active military and their families.
In addition, our commitment to an inclusive environment starts at the top, with our managing partner Kurt Gresens.
Kurt has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, joining more than 900 CEOs who have pledged to leverage their individual and collective voices to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
By learning best practices other leaders and sharing our own experiences with them, we will continue to build the workforce of the future while focusing on creating and retaining the best in order to cultivate an inclusive workspace.
We know that we have much work to do and much to learn.
We are committed — collectively and individually — to this journey.