We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion work are essential to our values at CFO Selections and ASP. Our Group embodies a wide range of identities: We’re LGBTQIA+ and straight. We’re Indigenous, Latine, Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, African American, Black, Brown and White. We’re U.S. born and immigrants. We represent several generations. We are parents of diverse humans (biological and adopted), plants, and animals. We are first-generation college students, proud college dropouts, and have master's degrees. We come from different socio-economic backgrounds. We’re neurodivergent, neurotypical, and live with chronic health challenges and mental health disabilities.
We value the contributions diversity of thought and lived experiences bring to our organization. We believe that everyone should be able to bring their entire self to the workplace. No one should feel like they need to hide a part of themselves.
We are stronger when diverse voices are represented.
Building a collaborative culture that is unified in its shared values is important for us today and for our future. As a unifying set of beliefs, values help set expectations, drive decision-making, and build a culture that inspires our actions. As ASP continues to grow and expand the many efforts and extraordinary work we do together, it is increasingly critical that everyone understands and act upon common core values to ensure that we operate as a collective group.
Described in more detail, our IDEAL values and how they can be enacted through our professional and personal lives are:
I – Inclusion: To create and foster environments where inclusion and belonging amongst all identities is the top priority for ourselves, our consultants, and our clients.
D – Diversity: To appreciate and celebrate individual, cultural, ethnic, and neurodiverse differences to create and foster an environment of equity and inclusion.
E – Evolve: To be open and conscious of the changes that are occurring internally and externally and allowing these changes to advance our daily practices.
A – Achievement: To be dedicated, motivated, and innovative in ensuring that all stakeholders have access to the tools and resources needed to achieve their organizational and personal goals.
L – Leadership: To be dedicated in ensuring that our leaders exemplify transformational leadership practices that our rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion principles.
While we are never going to be “perfect” in the sense of being without flaws, this is something we’re striving towards. Creating the epitome of perfection for our stakeholders.