We’re All In on diversity, equity and inclusion
The world needs different. It’s by bringing together varied lived experiences, perspectives and thoughts that we generate ideas and build creative solutions.
We all thrive when what makes us different is embraced. At A&O, we know we can’t be advanced as a firm by all being the same, which is why diversity, equity and inclusion is one of our strategic priorities. It is central to the kind of firm we want to be.
We’re committed to supporting a culture that drives diversity, equity and inclusion. Every day, we’re working hard to create an environment where everyone feels that they can bring their authentic selves to work. To be comfortable and confident to be who they are in the workplace. To feel like they belong. To be All In.
We continually listen using tools such as focus groups and surveys, alongside input from our affinity groups, to understand the wide range of experiences and barriers that our diverse colleagues face. And we hold ourselves accountable, with data and transparency at the heart of our strategy. This enables us to both measure progress and be honest with ourselves when the progress is not what it should be.
And our commitment extends beyond our walls, utilising our expertise on a wide range of global issues in collaboration with clients and other organisations.
We’re proud of the progress we’ve made, but we’re not there yet. We’ll keep asking hard questions and making brave decisions until we are.
Explore diversity, equity and inclusion at A&O
Striving for a better gender balance
Race and ethnicity - enabling diverse people to thrive
Supporting our LGBTQ+ colleagues and communities
Improving social mobility
Supporting our colleagues with disabilities
Why All in is so important, Wim Dejonghe, Senior Partner
"Across A&O our people are different in ways that we can see - like gender, age and ethnicity - and in ways that we can't - like education, social background, religion and sexual orientation. "
Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Diversity & Inclusion Manager, APAC
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer – Americas
Diversity & Inclusion Manager