A culture of diversity, equity and inclusion

Our inclusive workplace celebrates the differences among our talented people, while enabling them to embrace full ownership of their work and personal lives.

Our commitment to inclusion

We devote a full-time team exclusively to our culture, diversity and inclusion (CDI) efforts to drive inclusion with our people, clients and the community. In addition, thousands of our people devote time to related internal initiatives, as well as to marketplace and community programs.
Resources

Resources for racial understanding and inclusion

At RSM, we believe inclusion starts with “I.” This means each individual at RSM is committed to advancing racial understanding and inclusion across the firm and within our communities. To support our activities, we are sharing our internal resources for the benefit of our clients and others who want to drive meaningful change and create a more equitable future.

The Collaborative

Middle Market Collaborative for Understanding

As part of RSM's continued commitment to diversity and inclusion in the middle market, we convened the Middle Market Collaborative for Understanding (The Collaborative) in 2021. This group of middle market business leaders is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and to working together to actively advance inclusion and racial understanding within our own organizations as well as within the broader middle market business community. 

Our culture of inclusion 

Our culture of inclusion  

At RSM, we believe in the value of every person. Our culture embodies inclusiveness and understanding, empowering our people to be their authentic selves and share their unique perspectives. Together, our people’s individual talents and diverse perspectives strengthen our teams and enhance the unique insights that we provide to our clients.

RSM Excellence Academy

RSM Excellence Academy

RSM has a long history of supporting diversity and inclusion – in our workplace, in the accounting profession and in the communities where our people live and work. In keeping with our goal of having a workplace that's representative of our communities, we launched the RSM Excellence Academy, a multi-day early identification professional development and skill-building program for college students majoring in accounting, business, technology or related fields. The Academy teaches students about careers in professional services and introduces students to RSM’s workplace culture.

Inclusion Summit

Annual inclusion summit

Our annual inclusion summit brings employee network group members, firm leaders and other allies together to discuss timely and relevant topics and issues to keep inclusion front and center for influencers within our firm, while fostering relationships and understanding.

 Employee network groups

Employee network groups

Since 2014, RSM has supported employee network groups (ENGs) that provide opportunities for volunteerism, professional development, mentorship and networking for everyone at our firm. Our 12 ENGs bring together people with diverse experiences and similar interests. Each offers unique ways for all employees to grow and learn, while they celebrate all walks of life, genders, interests and backgrounds.

Our commitment to inclusion

We devote a full-time team exclusively to our culture, diversity and inclusion (CDI) efforts to drive inclusion with our people, clients and the community. In addition, thousands of our people devote time to related internal initiatives, as well as to marketplace and community programs.

Resources for racial understanding and inclusion

At RSM, we believe inclusion starts with “I.” This means each individual at RSM is committed to advancing racial understanding and inclusion across the firm and within our communities. To support our activities, we are sharing our internal resources for the benefit of our clients and others who want to drive meaningful change and create a more equitable future.

Middle Market Collaborative for Understanding

As part of RSM's continued commitment to diversity and inclusion in the middle market, we convened the Middle Market Collaborative for Understanding (The Collaborative) in 2021. This group of middle market business leaders is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and to working together to actively advance inclusion and racial understanding within our own organizations as well as within the broader middle market business community. 

Our culture of inclusion  

At RSM, we believe in the value of every person. Our culture embodies inclusiveness and understanding, empowering our people to be their authentic selves and share their unique perspectives. Together, our people’s individual talents and diverse perspectives strengthen our teams and enhance the unique insights that we provide to our clients.

RSM Excellence Academy

RSM has a long history of supporting diversity and inclusion – in our workplace, in the accounting profession and in the communities where our people live and work. In keeping with our goal of having a workplace that's representative of our communities, we launched the RSM Excellence Academy, a multi-day early identification professional development and skill-building program for college students majoring in accounting, business, technology or related fields. The Academy teaches students about careers in professional services and introduces students to RSM’s workplace culture.

Annual inclusion summit

Our annual inclusion summit brings employee network group members, firm leaders and other allies together to discuss timely and relevant topics and issues to keep inclusion front and center for influencers within our firm, while fostering relationships and understanding.

Employee network groups

Since 2014, RSM has supported employee network groups (ENGs) that provide opportunities for volunteerism, professional development, mentorship and networking for everyone at our firm. Our 12 ENGs bring together people with diverse experiences and similar interests. Each offers unique ways for all employees to grow and learn, while they celebrate all walks of life, genders, interests and backgrounds.

The power of inclusion

At RSM, we're all about a Power of Being You culture where each of us can bring our authentic selves to work each day. Understanding is at the core of our brand and it starts by understanding our people and their unique talents and aspirations. And when we all bring our individual talents and insights together, it strengthens our teams and enhances the insights we can provide to our clients. That’s the power of being understood, that’s the power of being you, and that's one of the many reasons we celebrate our diverse workplace.

Inclusion: An evolving mosaic—2021 diversity report

RSM is a complex organization, composed of many distinct perspectives. Our work touches thousands of companies and millions of people, so we each have a role in incorporating the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion into our professional and personal spaces, relationships, and communities.

Life at RSM

Our people are empowered to make an impact, to own their career, and to achieve their personal and professional aspirations.  We celebrate the differences among our talented employees.

Student scholarships

Our Power of Inclusion, First Generation and Power Your Education Scholarship programs award students with financial support and invitations to participate in our firm’s Pathways summer leadership program.

Inclusion starts with I

At RSM, we understand that the diverse thinking of our 13,000+ people nationwide and in Canada is what helps our middle market clients succeed. And we encourage our people to bring their authentic selves to the workplace. To celebrate what makes us unique, we’re sharing a series of  “Inclusion Starts with I”  videos featuring Managing Partner and CEO Joe Adams having conversations with our national employee network group leaders and some of the groups’ members. Through these conversations we recognize and celebrate our differences while simultaneously having candid conversations about the issues affecting each group and how we can all work together to create a more inclusive world—both inside and outside of the workplace.

Employee network groups

Our employee network groups (ENGs) bring together people with diverse experiences and similar interests. They are a critical component of what makes RSM an equitable and inclusive firm where diverse talent excels.

Leadership

RSM devotes a full-time team exclusively to our culture, diversity and inclusion (CDI) efforts. Our national leader of CDI, Tracey Walker, leads our CDI program, and drives inclusion efforts with RSM employees, clients and communities. She serves as chair of Northern Virginia Urban League’s board of directors and is on the Historically Black College and Universities Council, devoting time to her passion for the advancement of youth through education. She is also a Cornell University-certified diversity advanced practitioner.

RSM’s Inclusion Council serves as an executive-level CDI advisory board, made up of executives who lead, advocate for, coordinate, inform and/or monitor the strategic diversity management process. The Inclusion Council helps guide, shape and advance organizational culture and policy for the firm.

In addition, thousands of RSM professionals devote time to internal workforce and workplace initiatives (including participation in our 12 employee network groups), as well as marketplace and community programs, such as diverse organization partnership, corporate citizenship, supplier diversity and diverse subcontracting.

Employee network group leaders

Our national employee network group leaders support our inclusion and diversity goals by bringing together people with diverse experiences and similar interests through enriching activities and experiences for our clients and our people.

Find out how RSM can help you achieve your professional goals.

You’ve worked hard to get where you are, and now you’re ready to use your skills, talents and personality to kick off your dream career. Whatever your goals may be for the future, RSM can help you get there. 

At RSM, you will gain access and opportunity to make a meaningful impact—on your career, your clients, your team and your community. It’s time to own your future and begin your career journey at RSM.