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Life at Deloitte

Inclusion

Unleashing the power of diversity

At Deloitte, we believe that fostering an inclusive culture unleashes the power of our diversity, and that being a leader—by definition—means being an inclusive leader. We are proud of our history, and share our discoveries with the marketplace and our clients.

Latest inclusion research: Shift/Forward

Our recent research, "Shift/Forward: The Future of Leadership," is an inaugural study with The Female Quotient that examines how leadership styles should evolve to meet the expectations of today’s workers. We discovered that the respondents were looking for the “Human CEO”–a leader of any seniority level who is able to balance hard and soft power traits.

Inclusion is Deloitte

Deloitte continues to lead the way in our approach to fostering an inclusive culture. Explore our innovative perspectives and groundbreaking research.

Advancing our inclusive culture: perspectives from our leaders

Hear from Terri Cooper, our chief inclusion officer (CIO), about what Deloitte is doing to ensure an inclusive culture where people can connect, belong, and grow.

Inclusion today

A message from Deloitte’s CIO, Terri Cooper

Today, the demand for inclusion is only growing. Many organizations are earnestly trying to cultivate inclusive cultures and often ask me what Deloitte has learned on our 25-plus-year journey and what are we focused on now.

We have learned a few lessons along the way—tone at the top is essential and inclusion should be seamlessly embedded into the talent experience. To truly shift forward, we should challenge the status quo, redefining leadership and rethinking the role that each of us can play. In today’s world, organizations are only as strong as their people and, ultimately, their cultures.

Now is the time to challenge unconscious bias and strengthen our commitment to fostering an inclusive culture. It’s also up to each of us to embody the traits of inclusive leadership and bring that to our organizations on a daily basis.

This is what I am focused on in my role as Deloitte’s chief inclusion officer, fostering an environment where everyone, regardless of who they are or who else is at the table, feels that they can connect, belong, and grow.

Terri Cooper
Terri Cooper, CIO

Deloitte career journeys

Get an inside look at the rich diversity of background, education, and experiences of our people.

Ingrid Gonzalez, manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

"What I like most about Deloitte is the spirit of collaboration, the certainty that you can reach out to a colleague and get a response back knowing that they are going to do their best to help out. I really enjoyed establishing my network because I like working in teams."

Aaron Brown, manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP

"I’d take two lessons from Deloitte … making sure that your people come first. Happy people make for a successful company. And then … not everybody should have the same mentality. You should definitely have diversity on your team, different people with different skill sets."

Sylvia Taylor, senior consultant, Deloitte & Touche LLP

"When you're 22, fresh out of college, and exposed to real-world clients for the first time, it's tough because you don't have that life experience yet. When I came back to Deloitte, I had that experience, and it helped me adapt again to the professional world."

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