Most companies these days talk a lot about diversity. It is common to hear employers emphasizing their efforts to recruit and promote people of different ages, races, genders, sexuality and abilities. And that makes sense, not only because diversity is important particularly to younger job applicants, but also because it is well-documented that workplaces filled with people with different worldviews are more creative, more innovative and generally make better decisions. Employing a wide variety of people who feel comfortable and respected isn’t a desirable perk, it is simply good business.
With the word “diversity” attracting so much attention from companies, however, it can be tough for job applicants, customers, and potential business partners to tell who is serious about supporting a diverse workforce and who is not. To that end, Newsweek and market data research firm Plant-A Insights introduced “America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023 For Diversity,” their scored list of the 1,000 companies that employees say really respect and value different kinds of people.
Health Catalyst strives to create an inclusive environment where all team members feel a sense of belonging. We care deeply about our colleagues and appreciate the opportunity to benefit from one another’s diverse backgrounds and experiences. We listen carefully to one another and feel we can learn from each individual.
As part of our leadership’s commitment to fostering a more inclusive environment, Health Catalyst’s CEO Dan Burton, Chief People Officer Linda Llewelyn, and Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer Trudy Sullivan regularly meet to review workforce diversity metrics and opportunities for improvement. Health Catalyst has a company-wide Diversity Inclusion Council, chaired by our Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer, that meets quarterly to listen, learn from, and support members, which include the Steering Committee members of each of our five Team Member Resource Groups. The groups include Women Empowered; Queers + Allies; Military, Veterans, Families, and Allies; Shades; InspirASIAN; and Neurodiversity.