Inclusion and Diversity

At Calibrate, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know the value of diversity —  firms that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective are proven to be better companies and better employers. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, is welcomed and can do their best work is simply the right thing to do.

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela

Calibrate ID

Our commitment extends beyond our own firm and into the industry at a large. Calibrate’s annual research program, Calibrate ID, helps firms evaluate their current rate of diversity (defined in terms of gender, race, LGBTQ+, disability, and military service) and then use that data to fuel firmwide upgrades for maximum inclusivity. The data-based insights firms can uncover by participating in Calibrate ID empowers them to create a universally inclusive culture – one that understands, appreciates and celebrates all its workforce – lawyers and business services professionals alike.

AESC pledge to combat racism, discrimination and social injustice

In addition to the work we as a firm undertake to combat racism, discrimination and social injustice, we join others in our profession and the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) in pledging our collective voices and actions to help create a world that is inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible for all. Please read the AESC statement below.

Our pledge

We share a commitment to combat racism, prejudice, and discrimination within our own organizations, with candidates and the clients we serve, and in our communities.

We pledge to use our collective voices and actions to help create a world that is inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible for all.

Our guiding principles
  • Accelerate – Each CEO who signs this pledge is committing to developing and deepening actions within their own firms. Our Guiding Principles will help inform firm-based actions which will accelerate a sustainable positive impact. Actions that accelerate progress for Black leaders and the Black community will be a critical priority.
  • Educate – We commit to listen, engage, and learn so that we can do better both as employers and as trusted advisors. We will understand and leverage best practices to greatly enhance attracting and developing diverse talent for ourselves and our clients. We will work with our clients to identify leaders and assess them for their ability to create inclusive cultures where diverse talent thrives.
  • Advance – We will develop stronger and more diverse slates of candidates through robust research, outreach, and alliances. We will use our expertise to mentor diverse talent to raise their visibility and their success and will identify partnerships that allow us to engage more people, and thus have a greater impact.
  • Advocate – We will advocate with clients to help them embrace best practices that further their diversity and inclusion efforts which, in turn, will enhance business results. We will contribute our time and our expertise to under-served communities to advance racial equity and economic empowerment and to fight for social justice.

For more information, visit AESC’s website.

Calibrate is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Calibrate does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.