Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commitment

Hicks-Carter-Hicks is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in every aspect of our business—especially in attracting, retaining, developing, empowering, and promoting diverse talent and purchasing goods and services. Our core values include “DEI,” which means valuing differences and similarities, practicing inclusion, building an equitable workplace, and collaborating with diverse strategic partners and suppliers. We want team members to feel respected, included, and valued in the workplace and with our clients, strategic partners, and suppliers. Moreover, we look for opportunities to help team members, strategic partners, and suppliers grow with our company.

We view DEI as an asset and believe our collaboration with diverse firms will result in a “win-win” for all parties. We will work to provide diverse firms (large, small, minority, women, veteran, disabled, LGBTQIA+, and others) with meaningful business opportunities to grow and prosper. In return, our partnership will benefit the client, each business, the community, and our employees. Most importantly, we will contribute to the community’s economy and provide valuable services to clients across the United States and beyond. Additionally, this gives us the resources to expand our workforce with talented, diverse team members, i.e., job and wealth creation.

In our hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, the St. Louis Small Business Monthly (a small business publication) has identified our president and CEO as a diversity hero and consistently recognized her advocacy efforts for diverse businesses. The United States Small Business Administration also highlighted our president and CEO’s work to address challenges unique to small, diverse companies.

Research shows that DEI yields creative and innovative approaches to doing business. We believe we owe our clients best-in-class services and solutions; therefore, we are committed to forming a diverse team to exceed client expectations. Our vision is to be viewed worldwide as the leading performance improvement company.