Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Your unique voice is important here.

Imagine. A workplace that appreciates the uniqueness in each employee. A workplace that seeks out employees from different backgrounds and cultures, skills and experiences because it values the variety of perspectives and ideas a richly diverse workforce can bring.

That’s the soul of ESL—Great people from an array of backgrounds generate even greater ideas.

That’s a great place to work.

The ESL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Team Leads the Charge

Composed of “ambassadors” from a variety of backgrounds, working in a variety of roles, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Team at ESL hosts events and activities providing opportunities for employees to come together as a positive force in contributing to our inclusive workplace environment.

“Our approach to embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives into all that we do has meant getting the opportunity to support ongoing learning for our employees, meeting folks where they are in their understanding of this work, and building trust to move forward as an organization.”
- Sydney Bell, Manager, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Connecting with our Community

Our commitment to create and embrace a diverse and inclusive world goes beyond our own walls and into the community. We support and join in with other community organizations as a way to broaden our experiences outside of the office.

  • We’ve added our signature to the RMAPI Employers Pledge, along with dozens of other local employers who have committed to implementing best practices to creating and cultivating a diverse workforce.
  • Our membership in Rochester’s Workforce Diversity Network provides valuable resources and leadership development to help us attract, develop and retain the best talent and foster an environment of inclusion and belonging.
  • Supporting organizations and events like the Women of Color Conference and YWCA Stand Against Racism are ways we can help inspire positive change.

In other words, at ESL, “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion” is about who we are, individually and together, and what we do to support each other and our community.