DE&I is in Our DNA
Bennett Thrasher is committed to supporting and creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. A team that is rich in diverse talents and ideas is the very foundation of our Better Together brand.
We are committed to making each member of our Bennett Thrasher family feel welcomed, respected and supported. Cultivating and championing a diverse team at all levels, including senior leadership, is an integral part of who we are as a firm and how we see our future.
To strengthen the organization by creating a diverse and inclusive environment, where all associates are encouraged to reach their full potential for the benefit of each associate, our clients and our community. This mission is supported by:
- A powerful commitment to promote a diverse and inclusive organization.
- A program of action, education and leadership.
- A responsibility to recruit, develop and retain professionals that share our core values regardless of our differences.
- An unwavering commitment to excellence.
Business Resource Groups
Advancing Black Leaders (ABL)
Advancing Black Leaders builds a legacy that empowers and advances Black professionals at Bennett Thrasher by fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment through engagement, education and awareness of the Black experience within the firm and the surrounding community.
Parents Are Life Savers (PALS)
The mission of Parents are Life Savers (PALS) is to unite the working parents of Bennett Thrasher by building a community of trust, reciprocity and understanding by ensuring BT’s core value of Family remains a critical aspect to our personal and shared successes. PALS members offer support by listening openly, responding honestly and always acting with compassion towards one another.
The mission of Riveting Women is to be a strategic partner within Bennett Thrasher that promotes a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion through continual learning and career advancement of the member population.
The mission of PRIDE is to be a strategic partner with BT to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion by providing a safe place for individuals who self-identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as provide resources to educate allies on the LGBTQ+ experience.
Asian Professionals for Excellence (APEX)
The mission of APEX is to be a strategic partner with BT to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion through continual learning and career advancement of the member population. APEX will advance the understanding and inclusion of associates with a common background, set of interests and goals, as well as develop attributes that will lead to success at BT for members.
Events & Educational Programming
The DE&I Committee seeks to sponsor both internal and external educational and social events throughout the year to promote networking and the professional development of our associates. The Committee is focused on providing highly relevant content through panel discussions, mentoring, lunch and learn sessions and relationship building events. Events are developed and conducted by the DE&I committee, in conjunction with the Business Resource Groups (BRG), and content for each event is developed for associates at all levels.
“We believe values are everything. You can’t have an effective, high-performing firm unless the people agree on the values that they are willing to fight for.”Ken ThrasherCo-Founding Partner
“I truly believe that if we come in every day with the attitude that we can make something positive happen for our clients and for one another, we will.”Rick BennettCo-Founding Partner