Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Jabian

Jabian has clearly articulated Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) objectives to foster an inclusive culture, attract and develop diverse talent, and nurture and seek diverse representation in leadership.

“We believe that an inclusive workplace and a diverse workforce play a key role in advancing our purpose, vision, and guiding principles.”

Our Initiatives

Inside Jabian
Discussion Series

Jabian regularly hosts discussions with guest speakers on topics of DEI. These discussions, both virtual and in-person, are available to all Jabian employees, and sometimes family members and clients, as well. Their purpose is to foster courageous conversations amongst our team members so that we can learn and grow together.

Topics Include:

Racial inequality, systemic racism, and privilege

Talking to family members and children about racism and social justice

Gender identity and expression

Allyship

Sharing advice for women on providing and receiving professional support

The intersection of race, class, and sexuality in COVID-19 health disparities

The role of authenticity in the workplace

Employee Resource Groups and Guides

Jabian proudly supports several employee resource groups:

Jabian Women’s Affinity Group
(JWAG)

The purpose of JWAG is to raise awareness and educate on how to navigate and promote gender diversity for all colleagues while ensuring our female colleagues’ voices are heard and needs are met to let their whole selves flourish in our Jabian ecosystem. We also work with the other Jabian ERGs to create a community of inclusivity and promote equitable work/life environments.
Nicole Rife

Jabian African American Group
(JAAG)

The purpose of JAAG is to strengthen and support both African Americans at Jabian and at large by driving inclusion efforts, building professional networks, uplifting the African American community through targeted outreach opportunities, and supporting the recruitment, retention, and development of African Americans at Jabian.

JAAG Leaders
Erin Smith, Laura Rodney

Jabian Equality Team
(JET)

The purpose of JET is to facilitate a nurturing, vibrant, and inclusive work experience for our LGBTQIA+ colleagues and allies. It is our goal to create space for our LGBTQIA+ employees to be authentic, empowered, valued, and respected. We also provide opportunities for all Jabian employees to be supportive and caring allies for LGBTQIA+ members of our broader communities through education and engagement. We work closely with our other DEI ERGs to drive intersectionality within and outside of Jabian.

JET Leaders
Alex Daly, Amanda Meng

Employee Resource Guides

Jabian’s groups regularly share employee-sourced resource lists of books, podcasts, and other media shared with our networks for our continued learning on the topics of race, equality, social justice, and LGBTQIA+ rights. The groups also form book circles to create a conversation around DEI topics.

Social Justice + Race + Equality

Director Erin Smith Provides Advice for Assessing a Company’s Female Diversity for Vault.com

Community

Jabian Cares, our employee-led 501c3, is excited to commemorate the firm’s 15 year anniversary in 2021 through Project Amplify – a micro-grant program that supports nonprofits that encourage, enable, and position women and under-represented entrepreneurs for success.

Jabian Cares works with our DEI team to regularly make donations and support social justice organizations across our offices. To date, we have made contributions to:

Southern Center for Human Rights
E2D
Chicago Urban League
Project Unity

ATL Action for Racial Equity Initiative

Jabian is a proud participant in the ATL Action for Racial Equity Initiative, an effort that will accelerate racial equity by leveraging the size and scale of our business community, and the power of collective impact. Together we will find solutions that generate meaningful change, dismantle systemic racism, and make our community – and world – a better place.

atlracialequity.com

awards

Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Converge Diversity & Inclusion Award

Inclusion Innovator of the Year Small & Mid-Market 2020

Corporate Volunteer Council’s Impact Spotlight

Corporate and Anti-Racism Spotlight 2020

jabian’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Service Offering