In 2014, I founded Stride Consulting on the premise that all teams have the potential to be high functioning, empowered, and happy. As we grow, it is important to our culture and our business that we strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our team and all teams that Stride works with will benefit as a result. Diverse teams solve complex problems better, perform better and have higher morale.
To me, being truly committed to diversity and inclusion means doing the right thing when no one is looking. It means equal pay for equal work. It means having a zero tolerance policy on harassment. It means giving everyone a voice and listening when they speak. It means sacrificing revenue by being willing to fire a vendor or client for failing to uphold our code of conduct in order to maintain a safe working environment for all
Diversity and Inclusion is not something you can ever consider done. It is not a checkbox on a to do list. It is a mindset, a way of conducting ourselves day in and day out.
At Stride, we pride ourselves on working hard to combat unconscious bias both in our hiring process and in our everyday work. We don’t assume we’ve gotten it all perfect. Instead, we continuously look for areas of improvement. Above all, we are humble and willing to learn every single day.
CEO & Founder