Diversity, equity, and inclusion at ICF

We are a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality and respect. At ICF, we are not all the same. And that has always been our greatest strength.

What we believe

We are at our best when every member of our team feels respected, included, and heard—when everyone can show up as themselves and do their best work every day. Our purpose and values correspond directly with how we view the world as people, not just employees.

Read our Inclusion Report

We share a passion for creating lasting and meaningful change that makes the world a better place. Our positive impact is magnified by our different backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives—all coming together to find solutions as unique as the challenges we face.

Our report reaffirms our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and shares our journey, achievements, and intentions for the future.

“We are a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving lives and making the world a better place. We encourage an environment that celebrates diversity and those important moments when new voices are heard and heeded."

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John Wasson
Chair and CEO

"We are more successful when people of different backgrounds, experiences, and points of view come together to find solutions. We actively create opportunities for open, honest discourse and ensure we are driving tangible actions that embrace, celebrate, and grow diversity."

Caryn McGarry, Chief Human Resources
Caryn McGarry
Chief Human Resources Officer

"To solve our clients’ toughest challenges, we must first and foremost invest in our people. We are on a journey to offer programs and practices that foster dialogue, connection, and belonging across diverse teams. We know this work is never done, but we are committed to creating opportunities ­to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion at ICF, one milestone at a time."

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Jana Smyth
VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our diversity, equity, and inclusion program

Inclusive culture and community building

Ensuring everyone feels comfortable, safe, informed and respected


Building inclusion acumen through training


Creating a diverse talent pool of qualified candidates

Career growth

Promoting the success and advancement of diverse groups

Accountability and transparency

Continually measuring and monitoring progress

How we connect

Our Employee Community Networks connect us by common characteristics, interests, and goals. More than just a place for networking and support, they foster our professional development, community outreach, and business impact.

Source: 2022 ICF data


of employees feel like they belong at ICF


of employees see ICF's progress in building a more diverse and inclusive organization


of people managers are female


of new hires are non-white

(in countries where we are permitted to collect this data)

Our commitment to pay equity

We’ve achieved pay equity across women and minorities. Every year, we examine the compensation employees receive and make adjustments to ensure that we maintain pay equity.

Our commitment to our partners

We constantly seek inclusive opportunities to collaborate with experts, suppliers, contractors, and technology partners with diverse perspectives—and who are just as driven as we are to make a difference.

Recognition and engagement

Meeting the moment
In the face of global environmental and social challenges, our actions define us.
A look inside ICF

Impactful client work