Our Approach to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Exponent's framework is built on four pillars of action.
Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Committee
As part of the firm's efforts to foster a culture of belonging, we have appointed an advisory committee of Exponent employees to focus on these important issues.
Employee Networks & Continued Learning
Our employee-led networks aim to foster belonging through shared identities and life experiences. We also engage employees on topics such as gender inclusion and mental health as part of our development initiatives.
Hispanic Heritage Month
How Do You Create Health Equity?
How do we identify real-world data sources that represent the real patient population? Too often, medical advances and recommendations are based on narrow population data, which exclude groups that have been historically marginalized. We set out to change that.
How Do You Ensure Technology Doesn't Discriminate?
As the use of biometrics has proliferated in our phones, watches, and other personal devices, Exponent has sent teams around the world on behalf of leading technology providers to ensure machines reflect the diversity of the people who use them.
Exponent Dean's Scholarship Endowment
We care about giving back to our local and professional communities, and we're intentional about how we support the next generation of STEM leaders. We contribute direct gifts to universities, such as a recent $250,000 gift to the Georgia Tech Foundation for the newly established Exponent Dean's Scholarship Endowment, which is directed to students in underrepresented groups.
Meet Our People
"You don't have to be a certain way to be included or welcome here. You can be you."
"I'm collaborating daily with people from different backgrounds, cultures, and countries, working through problems on consumer electronics, medical devices, and more."
"The policies and attention to diversity really stands out as something that's more important to Exponent."
"There are so many women in Biomedical Engineering. It's fulfilling and fun to be a part of that comradery at Exponent."
"We make special efforts to identify those individuals who fall outside a single demographic; we find them and connect with them."
"I feel like having worked with people from different career, cultural, and racial backgrounds has helped me gain perspective in seeing the bigger picture and view things in a different way." "I'm never bored because I'm constantly learning."
"Diversity is fundamental to who we are. Because we have diverse perspectives, we can give our clients the support, answers, and insights they might not otherwise get."
"It's a diverse workplace, where there's not a lot of cliques or politics or pressure."