Wipfli partners with LGBTQ+ groups in advancing DEI initiatives
Wipfli LLP became a financial supporter and partner this spring with two nonprofit organizations, Out in Tech and Out in Finance, which work to expand opportunities and advocate for social change on behalf of the LGBTQ+ tech and finance communities.
Wipfli’s LGBTQ+ business resource group Wipfli Pride spearheaded both efforts to strengthen the firm’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in key industries for the firm.
Out in Tech is the world’s largest nonprofit community of LGBTQ+ techies. Wipfli joined Qorporate, Out in Tech’s corporate council, to recruit top talent and learn from peer organizations (over 40,000 members) in the industry.
Out in Finance is a 100% volunteer-based nonprofit working to drive LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion within financial services. Wipfli joined their network of more than 1500 (and growing) individual LGBTQ+ finance professionals, potential clients, investors, business partners and other stakeholders to recruit, learn and build support for our peers in the industry.
A top strategic planning goal of Wipfli Pride over the past year was to join a national LGBTQ+ organization that addressed four priorities: opportunities to recruit diverse talent, access to local social/networking activities for many Wipfli offices including those in India, DEI education for Wipfli Pride leadership and network growth for business development.
“We're so proud to have found all these benefits in partnering with Out in Finance and Out in Tech, our first major national partnerships,” Wipfli Pride Chair Stephanie Smith said.
Wipfli’s Managing Partner Kurt Gresens added, “We are proud to partner with both of these organizations dedicated to advancing DEI priorities in the workplace. Out in Tech and Out in Finance align with Wipfli’s commitment to build a strong and enduring firm of the future and elevate LGBTQ+ careers in technology and finance.”
Learn more about Wipfli’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and its initiatives to support growth opportunities for associates in recognition of the strengths and talents of every individual.