Navigant Named Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for Seventh Consecutive Year
Firm earns a perfect score on 2016 Corporate Equality Index
“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
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:
April 2015, Navigant’s Chairman and CEO, Julie Howardsigned 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
For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
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.
Navigant Public Relations
Megan Maupin, 312.573.5803