Diversity and Inclusion

We’re focused on creating an inclusive, dynamic, and diverse work environment. We value and celebrate different perspectives not only to create a vibrant workplace for our existing staff but also to attract the mission-driven, talented individuals who will make EAB even stronger.

Our vision for diversity and inclusion


“Research has shown that a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace is more productive and innovative. We care deeply that EAB is a place where each team member is valued holistically and are working toward that vision. Our goal is that every team member is empowered to bring the insights informed by their identity, perspective, and experiences to the work we do to make education smarter and our communities stronger.”

-Renee DeSilva, Chief Talent Officer

We're striving for a workplace that:

  • Values differences in opinion and embraces everyone’s unique perspective
  • Allows employees to bring their full selves to work each day
  • Proactively guards against unconscious biases
  • Is full of empathy, respect, and inclusivity with respect to our colleagues, members, and community
  • Has a strong firm culture but also continually grows and adapts

At the highest level, these principles shape EAB's culture. Our core values have always been essential to our success, especially our commitment to service and our spirit of generosity.

Our employees align with this culture and contribute to it. We welcome and encourage new insights—fresh ideas that spark meaningful improvements. As a result, our culture evolves continuously to reflect the diversity of thought, experience, and identity our employees represent.

Employee Resource Groups

EAB invests in programs that recruit, retain, and support our diverse staff so we can nurture high-potential talent of various backgrounds and experiences. We seek to promote and support diversity through programs such as:

People of Color Affinity Group
A resource group that provides personal and professional support for people of color, and serves as a forum to share feedback and ideas with senior leadership on how to enhance the experience of people of color at the firm.

Women in leadership

Women in Leadership
WiL was created to ensure that EAB continues to be a compelling, competitive, and sustainable place for smart, career-minded women to stay, thrive, and advance in leadership. WiL provides proven women leaders special opportunities for enhanced visibility, learning, coaching, networking, and career planning.


Veterans Cause Community and "Still Serving" Program

A group of veterans and supporters focused on providing volunteer service to wounded active duty service members and veterans. 


A group of LGBTQ staff and allies focused on affirming a culture supportive of unique LGBTQ issues and committed to fostering workplace equality for our employees and the broader LGBTQ community. 

EAB aims to continually evolve our diversity and inclusion programs and goals. Discussions around sensitive topics such as race, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental health, and societal structural inequality are difficult ones, but we pledge to address these challenges head-on to ensure that all employees can bring their full selves to work and feel that their unique contribution to the firm's mission and culture is valued.

Catalyst Experiences


Intersections Dialogue Series

Adapted from the Civic DinnersTM concept, employees from different areas of the firm gather to discuss topics of interest and expand their community

Ally Training Program

Engage with colleagues during interactive sessions and learn how to mitigate bias and be an ally to those around you

What I learned

Inclusion Insights

A weekly email with tactical, practice tips and insights to enhance a culture of inclusion within your respective team and department

Learn more

For more information on career opportunities at EAB, please explore our current job listings.

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