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Culture, Diversity & Inclusion

Thousands of personalities make up RSM. Every member of our team brings unique insights and a passion for the middle market companies we serve. Our inclusive workplace celebrates the differences among our talented people, while enabling them to embrace full ownership of their work and personal lives.

Diversity is a journey, not a destination. Read our 2020 Diversity Report for insights on our path toward greater diversity, equity and inclusion.

We approach our commitment to a diverse workplace in several ways, including:

Together, these strategies enable RSM to develop global leadership, integrate cultural differences, improve workforce productivity and exceed the expectations of our clients. Our differences fuel our insights.

RSM’s leadership for culture, diversity and inclusion

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 the Northern Virginia Urban League 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.

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.

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.

In 2019, RSM joined nearly 180 other companies in signing the Business Statement for Transgender Equality.

Our team members discuss the impact of our focus on culture, diversity and inclusion: