DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AT ORION

"Take the lead. Make the change. You have my support."

That was the directive from Brian McMahon, Orion's CEO and Founder, following an honest converstion with two employees, Felicia Thomas and LeAndra Cleveland. Both are black women who wanted to walk around our Global Headquarters, look around, and see the world that exists outside its doors — . Simply put, to see more people who look like themselves.

In 2017, Global President Greg Walsh implemented Diversity & Inclusion as one of the top three company goals. Our entire C-suite was influential in helping to launch and develop COSMOS, from the top, down. They empowered our employees to take this program forward. COSMOS is now an employee-led committee dedicated to attract, retain and develop diverse talent.

We now endeavor to place the diversity lens over everything we do — from our recruiting strategy, recalibrating talent, compensation reviews to promotion selects. These efforts are coupled with providing our employees with the opportunities to understand and celebrate diversity in the workplace.

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SOME WAYS WE ACHEIVE DIVERSITY IN THE WORK PLACE:

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  • UNCONSCIOUS BIAS TRAINING TO SHOW OUR EXPECTATIONS OF CULTURE/ENVIRONMENT
  • BUILDING REALTIONSHIPS THROUGH DIVERSE UNIVERSITY AND PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS
 
 
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  • COMMUNICATING OUR DIVERSITY INITIATIVES THROUGH NETWORKING EVENTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
  • DEVELOPMENT FOCUS ON PLANNING FOR DIVERSE TALENT
 
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  • VARIOUS TRAINING SESSIONS ON INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY
  • INVITE EMPLOYEES TO BE A PART OF THE INITIATIVE TO TAKE ACTION FORWARD
  • EVENTS TO SHOWCASE OUR DIVERSE TALENT
HOW DID COSMOS COME TO FRUITION? CHECK OUT THE VIDEO ABOVE FOR THE ORIGIN STORY IN THE WORDS OF ITS FOUNDERS!
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