Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of who we are at Bridgeway. Our holistic commitment to people embraces and supports who each person is, how each person thinks, and what each person strives to be.
Every colleague has a role to play daily in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and our learning journey is never complete. Trusting relationships are essential. Then it takes authenticity, vulnerability, and discomfort to get the critical conversation on the table and recognize our growth opportunities.
—Melissa Garrison, SHRM-SCP, Director of Talent
67% of Partners identify as a woman or member of an underrepresented ethnic group (or both)
63% of senior leadership, including our President and CEO, identify as a woman or member of an underrepresented ethnic group (or both)
60% of our portfolio management team identify as a woman or member of an underrepresented ethnic group (or both)
Stating Where We Stand on DEI
DEI is a journey that started at Bridgeway with our founding in 1993 and continues to this day. Bridgeway has been intentional on our journey towards DEI, starting with clear commitments in our mission and vision statement and evident in our everyday actions. We recognize that each element of diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical, but none can stand on its own. An organization must have diversity before it can address equity and inclusion. But without equity and inclusion, an organization can’t achieve the positive outcomes it expects from diversity.
Based on the evidence, we firmly believe that diverse and inclusive teams and organizations make better decisions and achieve better outcomes. We want to see companies strive, as we do at Bridgeway, for both cognitive and identity diversity. Diversity of thought is celebrated, and we intentionally create our teams to foster that diversity. We stay curious. We remain open to criticism, and we wholeheartedly listen.
The DEI Committee is responsible for fostering a workplace that holistically embraces all at Bridgeway and supports who each person is, how each person thinks, and what each person strives to be. The committee will ensure DEI is aligned with the mission, vision and values of the organization. The committee will ensure continuing action and progress to the established DEI goals. The committee provides feedback and support to the Finance and Talent team’s DEI responsibilities.