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Navigant Named Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for Seventh Consecutive Year

November 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM EST

Firm earns a perfect score on 2016 Corporate Equality Index

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2015-- Navigant (NYSE: NCI) earned its seventh consecutive perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual scorecard for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) equality. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is a national benchmarking tool of corporate policies and practices related to workplace quality.

“Navigant’s values are built around the belief that integrity, respect and excellence are key to ensuring our enduring prosperity and success. Being recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for the seventh consecutive year is a great example of the commitment Navigant’s 5,000 global employees have made to our values,” said Julie Howard, Chairman and CEO at Navigant. “Embracing different experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives benefits our employees, our clients, and our entire firm.”

This honor cements Navigant’s commitment to being an employer of choice for LGBT professionals. In 2015, Navigant championed several activities to foster a progressive work environment, create awareness, support an open exchange of ideas, encourage a collaborative culture and understand the needs of its colleagues and clients:

  • In April 2015, Navigant’s Chairman and CEO, Julie Howard signed HRC’s “Equality is Our Business” statement on behalf of Navigant, which takes a stand against bills that allow individuals and businesses to discriminate against LGBT and other minorities.
  • Navigant took a stand in support of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) through Twitter (here).
  • Navigant’s LGBTA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies) Employee Resource Group (ERG) celebrated National Pride Month in June by sponsoring a trolley and participating in Chicago’s Pride Parade.
  • The firm also hosted presentations on hot topics, including The Road to the Supreme Court: A Conversation with Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the Supreme Court’s marriage equality case, Obergefell v. Hodges.
  • Additionally, Navigant offices across the globe championed local Diversity & Inclusion activities by sponsoring informational events, including webinars, movie screenings and office gatherings with a focus on cultural education and differences.

The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Navigant’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

“I am proud to work for a company that has such high diversity and inclusion standards,” said Steve Huffines, director within Navigant’s Valuation & Financial Risk Management practice and co-leader of the firm’s LGBTA Employee Resource Group. “As today’s business community becomes increasingly diverse, heightened awareness as well as an understanding of multiple beliefs and cultures is critical to a firm’s success. Navigant has done a great job creating and maintaining an educated and inclusive working environment.”

For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

About Navigant

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is an independent specialized, global professional services firm that combines deep industry knowledge with technical expertise to enable companies to defend, protect and create value. With a focus on industries and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory and legal issues, the Firm serves clients primarily in the healthcare, energy and financial services sectors which represent highly complex market and regulatory environments. Professional service offerings include strategic, financial, operational, technology, risk management, compliance, investigative solutions, dispute resolutions services and business process management services. The Firm provides services to companies, legal counsel and governmental agencies. The business is organized in four reporting segments – Disputes, Investigations & Economics; Financial, Risk & Compliance; Healthcare; and Energy. More information about Navigant can be found at

About HRC

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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