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PURPOSE | DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

WE ARE COMMITTED TO INCREASING DIVERSITY AMONG OUR TEAM MEMBERS, INCLUDING OUR LEADERSHIP REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR BY 25% BY 2026.

CREATING MAINSTAGE EVENTS AND OTHER CELEBRATIONS We increased DEI visibility with high caliber “mainstage” events open to all team members and often featuring well-known external speakers and panelists who shared personal experiences and took questions from those eager to learn more. In January, our first mainstage event celebrated the remarkable life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and featured award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and television host Soledad O’Brien. The event, Unity in Motion: From a Moment to Momentum, reminded participants that it will take all of us to achieve real and substantive change and challenged us to work together to move our DEI agenda forward. In May, in commemoration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the ICON team member network held several great events touching on topics such as the rise in violence against the Asian community, building and growing your professional career, exploring the idea of Asians in America as the “model minority” and more. The month concluded with a special event featuring keynote speaker Osman Parvaiz, general manager and country head, Philippines at Capital One, who spoke about his life as an Asian Muslim immigrant in the U.S. In June, Advance celebrated Pride Month with an engaging panel of openly gay athletes, including NFL football coach Katie Sowers, NFL draftee Michael Sam, and Olympic silver medalist freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy. In addition to sharing their experiences of being out in their respective disciplines, the panelists discussed the importance of allyship to support the LGBTQ+ community. Finally, in September, we hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month event with NFL Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez who addressed ways to embrace diverse Hispanic cultures and move beyond labels. Each event was supplemented with smaller gatherings to dive deeper into topics related to that month’s theme.

2021 ORGANIZATION PARTICIPATION

In 2021, Advance received a 90 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ+ employees.

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