Aston Carter is committed to creating access and opportunity for historically underrepresented groups.
Our DE&I council is trained to advocate for and increase representation of individuals at all levels of our organization. The council is committed to creating and implementing enterprise-wide initiatives that support Aston Carter’s inclusion efforts.
"DE&I is a founding and strategic priority for Aston Carter. We believe it’s essential to building an effective, high-performing organization that propels lives and communities. It’s our differences and commitment to authenticity that allows us to evolve and be true partners to our employees and customers."
— Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The foundation of our DE&I program is rooted in three core pillars.
We strive to create an inclusive work environment where every employee is valued and respected for their unique differences. We promote inclusive hiring, and our focus on inclusive leadership is integrated into all levels of employee training. Aston Carter leaders amplify the diverse strengths and motivations of their teams by forming and honoring relationships built on trust and respect.
We’re committed to building diverse teams that reflect the communities we serve. Aston Carter supports and leverages valuable diverse perspectives through our employee-led DE&I resource groups, and our leadership creates development opportunities to advocate for inclusive career advancement across our entire organization.
DE&I are catalysts for achieving our business objectives. Through strategic alliances with diverse professional associations and community organizations, we consistently deliver high-quality, market-specific business solutions for our clients in the communities we live, work and serve.
I genuinely care about creating an environment where our people feel safe being who they truly are so that they can focus on their performance, professional goals and personal growth. I have seen that when we encourage our people to be their authentic selves in the workplace, their level of engagement, trust, buy-in and productivity increases dramatically.
Director of Market Operations — West
Creating real connections and building a community within our Aston Carter family is what makes this place so special. It’s important we all make a concerted effort toward inclusion and diversity so our workforce feels supported and engaged. It’s our collective differences that make our company stronger.
Director of Market Operations — East
Our company goal is to create an environment where every employee is valued and respected for their unique differences. I can certainly say that at Aston Carter, this is a promise that we strive to honor daily. With our DE&I strategy, our objective is to have each person feel that they are welcomed.
Christina "Chris" Ware
Government Solutions Executive
Fostering a workplace environment that is diverse, equitable and inclusive is critically important to me as a leader, as it creates a sense of value and belonging for our people. When we're able to respect and incorporate the unique perspectives of our employees, we maximize the potential of our collective workforce. With an engaged workforce, we're then able to drive innovative and creative strategies around DE&I externally in the marketplace, to propel communities and create equitable work experiences in partnership with our clients.
Director of Vertical Sales
At Aston Carter, we seek opportunities to authentically connect with our people by supporting inclusive conversations and events that empower and uplift our communities.
We regularly host internal events that encourage employees to engage in meaningful conversations centered on DE&I. As a community, we aim to keep an open dialogue around issues, achievements and topics our people are motivated by. Through candid conversations, we hope to continuously strengthen our ability to empathize with others — especially when their experience differs from our own.
We understand the importance of showing up for our communities, so we prioritize participating in various events, parades, conferences and festivals that align with our values. Through our volunteer efforts, we strive to build a stronger community and increase awareness for causes and organizations that support underrepresented communities and foster change.
Aston Carter’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are voluntary, employee-led groups that serve as a resource for members and the organization by fostering a diverse, inclusive work group aligned with our vision, mission and values.
ERGs provide a safe space for people who share common bonds and aids them in supporting one another while solving real business challenges relevant to the ERG members. Beyond this, they also strengthen our culture and increase our employees’ sense of belonging by empowering our people to join and start ERGs that align with their unique interests and needs.
The BRIDGE ERG brings people of color
together to foster a community of empowerment.
The Diverse Genders and Sexualities ERG
advocates for the LGBTQ+ Community within Aston Carter.
The Service 2 Solvers ERG strives to empower
veterans, servicemembers, first responders and their families.
The Women at Aston Carter ERG supports
anyone within the company who identifies as a woman.