We Will ACE Diversity & Inclusion at Cherry Bekaert.
Our people from across the Firm come together to form Cherry Bekaert’s Inclusion Council, ACE. ACE stands for Allyship, Connections and Elevate. By focusing on these areas, we are committed to embracing and creating a diverse and inclusive culture for our colleagues.
We want to ACE inclusion & belonging here at the Firm! Our commitment to allyship is demonstrated by supporting underrepresented groups at Cherry Bekaert and fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging. Our commitment to building strong connections with our colleagues is strengthened by exchanging information and learning about different life experiences and cultures. And our commitment to elevate is highlighted by fostering an environment that encourages our colleagues to embrace their identities and seek opportunities to help themselves and others grow.
To help further support ACE’s mission, we have developed several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) called community groups. ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups that promote a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with the organizational mission, values, goals, business practices and objectives. Our community groups are a place for members to come together and share their experiences. Currently, the following community groups are extensions of ACE.
ACE Community Groups
- Multi-Generational: This group supports all people from different generations (Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X and Baby Boomers). Members will come together to discuss working, inclusion and belonging across generations and to discuss other relative topics. Everyone is always invited to come and hear from this group.
- People of Color: This group supports all people of color from various racial and ethnic backgrounds. Members will come together to discuss individual life experiences and challenges and provide everyone an opportunity to learn about different cultures. Allies are always invited to come and learn from this group.
- Women of Cherry Bekaert: This group supports all who identify as women at the Firm. Members of this group will come together to discuss their personal and professional experiences as women and the challenges they have faced, and for the opportunity to learn from each other’s individual paths. Allies are always invited to come and learn from this group.