"The ECNs, for me, are a continuation of the very spirit in which ICF was first founded as the Inner City Fund: to engage with communities and support them to reach beyond their grasp."
Diversity and inclusion at ICF
What we believe
Words from our leaders
“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."
President 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."
Chief Human Resources Officer
"Our commitment to inclusion requires continuous growth, and we learn from our experiences and each other. We challenge assumptions, cultivate networks, and deepen our impact to our communities—using the same innovative mindset we apply when helping our clients solve their toughest challenges."
VP of Diversity and Inclusion
Where we focus
Inclusive culture and community building
Accountability and transparency
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.
- Asian Employees Community Network
- Black Employees Community Network
- Diverse Abilities Employees Community Network
- First Nations and Indigenous Peoples Employees Community Network
- Hispanic and Latinx Employees Community Network
- LGBTQIA+ Employees Community Network
- Veteran Employees Community Network
- Women Employees Community Network
"I hope members will ultimately feel like they can bring their entire self to the work they lead and support at ICF. In doing so, I believe ICF will truly be able to benefit by all of the diverse skills, talents, and capabilities of all staff."
Diverse abilities employees
"I believe that building awareness and education is one of the first steps in enabling change. And there is so much that we can learn from one another to help establish and sustain an ICF culture where everyone and is valued and can thrive authentically in the workplace."
—Brandee Hicks, Research Science Manager
First nations and indigenous peoples employees
"The ECNs are an excellent forum to celebrate the diversity among our ICF family, and provide important, safe learning environments for us to grow and learn from each other. It’s our collective appreciation of our differences that contributes to a deeper, more meaningful understanding of ourselves and our clients."
Hispanic and Latinx employees
"ICF does a lot of interesting, meaningful work that makes a positive difference, one project at a time. I hope that members feel supported and motivated to do more great work that is rewarding on many levels."
"If we continue creating the support channels and resources necessary for LGBTQIA+ employees to excel in their professional lives, the positive impact will ripple throughout ICF."
—Jason Cleavenger, Lead Community Development Specialist
"Our ECN is a collaborative platform, where women at ICF can network, exchange their intersectoral knowledge, share their experiences and ideas, and encourage each other."
—Shivali Dwivedi, Senior Energy Analyst
(in countries where we are permitted to collect this data)
of our executive leaders are women or minorities