Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB)

We’re creating an inclusive culture where people from diverse backgrounds share bold ideas, feel valued for their contributions, and realise their full potential.

Our executives stand with our Cornerstars

Phil Saunders

DEIB is more then just an important initiative for us here at Cornerstone – it’s essential to what we stand for. We’re becoming a better reflection of who we truly are and the world we live in. We’ve strengthened our position and actions to reflect our benefits: for everyone to belong and be heard. DEIB is incredibly important for me personally, as I care passionately about cultivating an environment where people feel as a sense of common purpose and complete belonging. There’s a lot we’re doing, and much more ahead of us. Let’s go...

Phil Saunders

Chief Executive Officer

See how Cornerstars become their best selves in and outside of work

We’re always learning and having conversations – especially on diversity topics – so we can grow into better people and coworkers. Come join the conversation!

We believe...

In always learning

We train our teams to recognise unconscious bias, foster belonging, and speak up to inspire change.

We have an obligation to give back

We offer access to education through the Cornerstone Foundation and remove systemic barriers to create opportunity.

In celebrating our successes and owning our mistakes

We perform full pay equity analyses twice per year to make sure we’re taking proactive steps to eliminate compensation bias.

Cornerstars learn from each other

Every quarter Cornerstone designates a full day for Cornerstars to develop themselves. We call it “Development Day.” The sessions are taught by Cornerstars, and the topics can be anything. We’ve done everything – from “how to make kombucha” to “understanding blockchain!”

Cornerstars give back

Cornerstars give back

Cornerstars are encouraged to experiment and create new ways to give back to the community, blending passion and work. Some of the most innovative programmes include Cornerstone Cares, Disasterready.org, Non-profitready.org and Workforceready.org.

Cornerstars achieve together

Cornerstars achieve together

We enable any Cornerstar to create a Cornerstar Resource Group (CRG). CRGs help identify gaps in our DEIB practices, and partner with the business to create inclusive solutions. They receive an official budget and can affect real change as advocates for DEIB.

Some of our Cornerstar Resource Groups

Woman @ Cornerstone

Black Employee Alliance

Cornerstone Plus

Disability Visibility

Working Parents

Hispanic/LatinX Unidos

Our promise

While our diversity stats show we’ve made significant improvements over the years, and that we are ahead of many of our peers, we know it’s no reason to celebrate. We're not where we should be nor where we want to be. We know we can do better, and we will. True to our mission, we're always learning – and our promise to all Cornerstars is that we'll never stop.


of global hires in 2019 were women.


of US hires in 2019 were underrepresented professionals.


of an increase in women promoted to leadership roles in 2019.