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.
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.
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.
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.
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.