Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

DEIB isn’t just an HR initiative, a leadership initiative, or a DEIB team initiative. We’re pulling in our whole CLA family.

We embrace all voices

Our desire is to provide a diverse, inclusive environment where everyone has equitable opportunity and feels an authentic sense of belonging.

Our focus


The workforce is a critical space for fostering diversity and inclusion, promoting equality, and enhancing individual potential. We strive to have a workforce that is appropriately represented and feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their diverse perspectives and talents.

Community and business activation

Community and business activation is how we drive equity, innovation, and economic growth through communities.


Belonging at CLA embraces diversity, fosters empathy, and thrives to build a bridge between cultures — creating an environment where family members have a profound feeling of inclusion, acceptance, and connectivity.

Professional development and well-being

Professional development and well-being helps each of us be the best version of ourselves in all aspects of our lives.

Our DEIB work engages the entire CLA family, from interns to our leader, Jen Leary, who signed the CEO Action Pledge — the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

Our journey

We’ve been investing in our diversity and inclusion efforts since 2014, and in 2022, we engaged in an outside assessment of our programs and initiatives. As a result, we added five new full-time roles dedicated to DEIB and composed a team of nine full-time family members to focus on moving our efforts forward.

CLA Promise and Transparency Report
Learn how we’re living our commitment to celebrate diversity in our promise and transparency report

Virtual belonging communities

We are proud to offer nine virtual belonging communities where our CLA family members can connect and engage with each other. Today, we have more than 2,000 participants (and growing) across these communities.

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Supplier diversity program

To learn more about CLA’s commitment to promote a diverse supplier base, visit our supplier diversity program page.