Oliver Wyman condemns the recent racist violence against Black Americans.
We mourn the disproportionate loss of innocent life borne by our Black communities, and we recognize that we must all continue to take action to combat racial prejudice in ourselves and wherever we find it. We stand with all under-presented or marginalized communities in the fight for justice, equality, diversity, and inclusion in society and in the workplace. In our offices and in our work, we fight for the fundamental principles of human dignity, equity, community, and mutual respect.
Resources For Allies
Over the past week, many allies have sought to understand how to help address current events around racial bias and violence and commit to actively supporting the Black community. At EMPOWERED, we wanted to compile a set of (non-comprehensive) resources on tangible ways allies can listen, learn more, add their voice, and take action. For our non-Black colleagues: each of us shares the responsibility for the education of ourselves and of those around us – we hope this can be an aid in re-examining our own views/actions and their impact on the greater community.
Resources For Parents
Family Life at OW (FLOW) has joined with EMPOWERED to share the following resources for how to speak with children about race and racism:
Join The #OWInclusion Conversation
#OWInclusion Voices: CEO @scottmcdonaldOW urges colleagues to ensure everything we do internally & externally is supporting the collaboration & inclusion agenda. #EMPOWERED (Racial & Ethnic Diversity at OW) > https://owy.mn/2AAYpNh #inclusion #diversity #keeptheconversationgoing— Oliver Wyman (@OliverWyman) June 4, 2020
#OWInclusion Voices: @TerryStone92 shares it's not enough to support #equality by not being racist when notion of 'I don’t see color' can do more harm than good. #EMPOWERED (Racial & Ethnic Diversity at OW) > https://owy.mn/2AAYpNh #inclusion #diversity #keeptheconversationgoing— Oliver Wyman (@OliverWyman) June 5, 2020
#OWInclusion Voices: Head of #Inclusion & #Diversity @roiannenedd reminds us that at OW we denounce racism in all its forms & that as part of @MMC_Global, we stand for human dignity, equality, community & mutual respect globally > owy.mn/2Y1dAr1 #keeptheconversationgoing— Oliver Wyman (@OliverWyman) June 4, 2020
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#BlackoutTuesday 🖤 We believe in social justice and equality before the law. Justice can’t wait for better times. We reject racism, bigotry, and discrimination in all forms toward the black community. We will work to create a more equitable world and make it our responsibility to be the change we need today.
Black History Month 2020
Employees Of Oliver Wyman Enabling Racial & Ethnic Diversity invites us all to celebrate the complex and diverse history of the African diaspora through the works of Black authors. Follow #OWInclusion for inspiring quotes!
Enabling a curious culture that leans into differenceWhen you lead with curiosity, you can discover amazing things – about yourself and others. Employees of Oliver Wyman Enabling Racial and Ethnic Diversity (EMPOWERED) is an employee resource group that works to improve the experiences of all Oliver Wyman colleagues by evolving how we perceive and engage with difference – especially as it relates to the many intersections of race, ethnicity, and culture.
Cultivating a culture that sees opportunity in differenceThrough the work of our members, we are fostering a culture of relentless curiosity, intentional awareness and willful inclusion that allows us to connect better with our colleagues and clients. To that end, EMPOWERED works to:
- Attract, retain, and develop a diverse and inclusive talent pipeline that can reach its fullest potential
- Foster a reflexively inclusive culture where all colleagues – regardless of race, ethnicity, or culture – feel confident they can succeed
- Enable more curiosity, comfort, and connection across difference – especially around race, ethnicity and culture
- Develop intentionally inclusive leaders that feel confident learning about and leaning into difference to get the most out of all their people
Global inclusion with local approachesEMPOWERED is a global organization run by a group of passionate and engaged colleagues who believe that our firm can flourish through inclusion. We provide local support and tailored solutions through our network of over 15 chapters. For more information, please email EMPOWERED@oliverwyman.com.