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Inclusive Culture

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As a global community, Abt celebrates and thrives on different perspectives, cultures, expertise, and points of view. It’s a commitment we have to each other, whether we’re in Atlanta or Australia, Cambridge or Cambodia, Kazakhstan or Kenya.

Creating an Inclusive Culture Every Day

A Statement from Kathleen Flanagan, President & CEO

"Here at Abt Associates, we strive every day to create an inclusive culture in which every employee knows they are valued for the varying perspectives they bring to our work..." Read the full statement.

Enriching the Abt Experience

Employee Networking Groups offer opportunities for personal and professional development through knowledge sharing, mentoring, networking, leadership development, and community involvement. They provide support—and a platform for advocacy.

Black at Abt strives to facilitate the success of Abt’s Black employees by enhancing their professional lives, creating connections, and promoting environments that welcome, value, and leverage our diversity. Our mission is to cultivate Black leaders at Abt and beyond, support our black colleagues, empower the communities where we operate, and transform our respective fields to reflect the diversity of its members.

Emerging Leaders is Abt’s Young Professionals Group, committed to providing junior staff with support, professional development, and structure to contribute to a better Abt.

PRISM provides and promotes LGBTQIA+ visibility among Abt staff and management to raise awareness about the workplace and social issues that affect the LGBTQIA+ community. Through networking, educational events, outreach, and allyship, PRISM strives to create a safe space for all LGBTQIA+ employees, while maintaining diversity in thoughts and ideas to help fully realize Abt’s mission.

Somos Abt aims to support and advocate for Abt staff whose identities or heritage are connected to Latin America, regardless of where they live and work. We do this by creating a strong global network across Abt, advancing opportunities for professional development, increasing the visibility of our community at Abt, as well as promoting the diversity of our community within Abt and in the communities we serve.

Wellbeing at Abt is dedicated to guiding staff on the journey to inner peace of mind and calmness. Our objective is to raise awareness and advocate on behalf of healthy work-life balance practices and provide support for staff to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. Wellbeing at Abt seeks to bring all employees together to recognize the importance of wellness, and its many facets, globally.

Women at Abt is committed to helping Abt promote diversity and inclusion as well as professional growth and development, knowledge sharing and mentoring. The group supports all women at all stages of their career as well as all levels. The objective is through knowledge sharing and mentoring women have the opportunity to share their similar experiences. Overall, Abt as a company continues to make investments in being a leader in helping problem solve gender issues around the globe.

Promoting Equity

We are a proud participant in these efforts to achieve gender and racial equity throughout our work:

Abt Associates is the first U.S. government implementing partner to achieve EDGE certification. EDGE is the leading global assessment and business certification for gender equality in the workplace.

Abt Australia's Commitment to Reconciliation (Launch Video)

Abt’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) confirms our commitment to the reconciliation journey Australia is on and identifies focus areas where we believe we can have a positive impact and achieve best outcomes. Read more.

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Abt Associates is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Abt is dedicated to equity across and at the intersections of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, national origin, military status, pregnancy status, and any other protected category or personal characteristic. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact. Our recruitment and selection procedures also reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.