Our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The diversity of our people is one of Reference Point’s greatest assets. Anchored in our core values, we commit to learn from and empower one another. As such, we can better deliver for clients and create an atmosphere where employees of all backgrounds can achieve success. This is why we continue our focus on fostering a culture of inclusion that is designed to attract, develop, and retain diverse talent.

How we support You.

We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace focused on attracting, retaining, and developing the diverse, entrepreneurial, and bright talent while fostering a culture of belonging for everyone. As such, we encourage all employees to actively participate in our efforts to embrace, educate, equip, empower, and evolve.

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Our DE&I Guiding Principles

Embrace

Embrace the diverse traits represented by Reference Point employees by promoting a firm-wide culture of inclusion and by providing concrete resources and support.

Educate

Educate employees on diverse identities and backgrounds, the importance of professional allyship, and the systemic inequity perpetuated by implicit biases

Equip

Equip employees to advocate for inclusion and equity within their professional and personal communities

Empower

Empower employees from all backgrounds to achieve professional success through the opportunities and resources provided by Reference Point

Evolve

Evolve the firm’s culture, talent management, and workplace environment to foster professional development and personal expression by all employees

Employee Resource Groups

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are self-driven with sponsorship from leadership and involvement from our expert network. Open to all employees, they serve as a cornerstone of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts. Through this employee engagement, they create a culture of inclusion, connect colleagues from across the country and help create a sense of belonging.

Our ERGs are made up of employees who come together based on a shared dimension of diversity and they are constantly evolving to further enable networking, mentorship, capability building, and social engagement by providing avenues for our people to connect.

“Being a part of an organization where everyone comes together to celebrate events like Black History Month is very important to me. This year, we hosted an event that was both a celebration and reminder of the African American experience, achievements, and hardships that have shaped our world today. It was an opportunity to not only celebrate, but to remember the hidden and forgotten contributions of our ancestors - as well as to reflect on the work still to be done.”

“The LGBTQ+ ERG at Reference Point has been a fantastic forum for meeting new friends, learning about the breadth of diversity at the firm, and making great connections along the way. The group’s recruiting efforts with Out for Undergrad, happy hours, volunteering opportunities, and events put on firmwide have reinforced to me RP’s commitment to diversity in the workplace and has been really exciting to see!”

Jack Calderwood, Associate

“I am grateful for how the women of Reference Point all serve as each other’s cheerleaders. Of course, we celebrate promotions and hard-earned awards, but also make sure to call attention to the less visible work that goes into making the wheels of this company run so smoothly.”

“Asians@RP has given me the opportunity to step into a leadership role that has allowed me to drive forward initiatives that cultivate a sense of inclusion among the Asian community and allies at Reference Point. The team aims to do this by raising awareness of Asian culture through celebrated events and by growing our internal community professionally.”

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