The ACG Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee believes that everyone wins when everyone is included. It envisions an M&A community that understands the advantages of diversity and how it advances middle market businesses by making them stronger and more resilient. It’s working toward a world where diverse members of the middle market are fully represented at all levels so that all members will be able to reach their full potentials.
The DEI Committee is an advocate and resource for diversity, equity and inclusion in the M&A community. Through various partnerships and multimedia initiatives, this volunteer committee teaches about the benefits of diversity, and it advocates for greater participation of traditionally underrepresented groups in middle market businesses. It strives to cultivate a network of ACG chapters that recognizes and promotes the many benefits of multiculturalism. It encourages diverse members of the M&A community to further their careers through support from all levels at ACG.
Just a little over a year ago, ACG became a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion in the M&A community through the formation of the ACG Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
It recruited diverse leaders from across the country to guide the new committee that would inspire members to address biases and promote diversity throughout the middle market.
On Feb. 24, 2021, the DEI Committee completed one of its first tasks – creating the ACG Policy Statement that outlines ACG’s DEI goals and strategies in depth.
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