At Onebridge, we know that highly engaged employees create the best experiences for our clients, and that engagement stretches far beyond the workplace and involves the whole person – our team’s passion for successful outcomes translates to critical work in the community. Service is one of our most nurtured core values and our team members lead with their hearts. We acknowledge corporate social responsibility as a key factor in the movement to dismantle systemic inequalities for minorities.
We made a commitment to growing awareness of racial injustice and acknowledge that hundreds of years of systemic racism have ensured inequality persists. We don't have all the answers, but we know the first and most important data point is declaring there is a problem. Onebridge is committed to being part of the solution and to remain committed to change long after the moment passes.
Onebridge’s D&I Strategy is premised on the recognition that each individual has unique experiences and needs that must be acknowledged and celebrated to develop an inclusive work culture. We believe that having an inclusive work culture is essential to enabling our team to improve outcomes for the people we serve. As employee-owners, everyone at Onebridge should take the initiative to make others feel included and in doing so we hope to strengthen our personal and professional bonds.
During the mid 1970’s, Indianapolis community leaders identified several factors, which they believed prohibited or at least severely limited African American youth from achieving, or even aspiring to achieve academic, college, and career success. The lack of exposure to the many career opportunities and options available to youth; the lack of awareness of the demands, expectations, and preparation required to excel and take advantage of these great career opportunities; and the absence of a substantial number of African American professionals who could provide this guidance, mentoring, role modeling and simple encouragement all served to stifle the ambitions, hopes, and aspirations of youth.
“Supporting CLD just makes sense for Onebridge. We share common values around desire for social equity. We can use our technical expertise to improve the technology landscape at CLD which addresses an active need. Finally, something very simple but very important to us – we like the people. We use the same gut check when deciding who to join our team of employee-owners. The sense of community is there with CLD.”
- Paul Rothwell, CEO at Onebridge.
As part of a larger effort around diversity, inclusion, education and action, this was our first year making Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day ON. Not a work day like it's always been, not a holiday, but a day to come together to join forces and help improve the community. We used January 18th, 2021 to kick-start our volunteer plans with the Center for Leadership Development that will continue throughout the year.
Following the events of Summer, 2020, which started with the public murder of George Floyd, members from our team took the initiative to share their personal experiences through conversations on racism, social inequity, and the workplace.