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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We take pride in the diverse array of identities, experiences, academic backgrounds, and skills that our team holds. Nevertheless, we recognize that our journey toward diversity, equity, and inclusion is a continuous one, and there is always more progress to be made. As a family and friends-owned business, our founding three team members have a shared identity as white, Jewish men. Our growth and network expansion have also been influenced by these connections, making us aware of the inherent biases tied to our initial composition.

We are dedicated to integrating principles and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion into every aspect of our operations. You can find more information about our aspirations, our continuous efforts, and how you can engage in this ongoing conversation below.

Our Aim

Through our work, we partner with leaders and organizations who share our vision of a world where equitable and abundant opportunities are available to all. We collaborate with those willing to put in the hard work required to make this vision a reality, finding joy and fulfillment in forging these relational connections.

At Third Plateau, we understand that a diverse team and an inclusive work environment enhance our collective intelligence, creativity, and overall wholeness. Our commitment is to consistently challenge one another's perspectives, question long-held beliefs, be proximate to the communities we serve, and harness the power of our diversity to innovate and create better futures for us all.

We believe our team is best positioned to realize our vision if we are:

  • Diverse—with differences in race, ethnicity, sexual identity, culture, age, gender expression, ability, economic status, education, ideology, experience, and more.

  • Equitable—where people from all backgrounds are treated fairly and view our firm as a level playing field; and

  • Inclusive—where all people feel complete, heard, respected, understood, valued, connected, and able to do their best work.

Our Shared Humanity

In our work, we prioritize the creation of inclusive spaces where individuals from diverse backgrounds can come together and share their experiences, ideas, and perspectives. We place a strong emphasis on respecting and valuing various viewpoints, recognizing that they enrich our collective understanding. We create spaces that are sensitive to the unique needs and experiences of all participants.

Our commitment to honoring shared humanity is at the core of our mission, fostering empathy, safety, understanding, and collaboration; and holding space for everyone to feel heard, respected, and valued.

Our DEI Team

While integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is a critical part of everyone’s job at the firm, the DEI Team is responsible for leading and supporting the company’s efforts in this area and holding the firm accountable to our actions (or inaction). The primary goal of the DEI team is to help the firm integrate DEI into the way that we do everything. The DEI Team is comprised of a diverse subset of our team as it relates to the following attributes:

  • Ability

  • Age

  • Education background

  • Ethnicity/race

  • Gender

  • Immigration status

  • Parental status

  • Religion

  • Role & positional authority

  • Sexual orientation

  • Size

  • Socioeconomic status

  • Years at the firm

The team is responsible for leading firm efforts around continuous learning and evolution; ensuring DEI is woven into the fabric of our work, culture, and policies; and evaluating our progress over time. As part of this work, we’re committed to listening to the voices of others. If you have ideas or thoughts you'd like to share on how we can best fulfill this vision, we'd love to hear from you.

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