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Our Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

Do you need help finding the right leaders for your business?

We have an underlying belief in inclusion and diversity.
It is our mission to influence positive change.

With 70+ offices and over 350 consultants in 45 countries, we represent a wide range of nationalities, gender orientations, age, race, social class and religions. We celebrate our unique tapestry of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.







It takes a global village to create inclusive, sustainable, and transformational leadership stories and meaningful action.

Our Investment in DE&I Goes Further Than Executive Search

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion extends beyond helping our clients identify and hire diverse C-level talent.

We recognize the value that diversity brings to organizations and are dedicated to promoting and fostering inclusive environments for all employees. This includes ongoing efforts to diversify our own team and partnerships with external organizations that promote DE&I in the workplace.

We are committed to advance diverse talent through stronger and more diverse slates. Currently, 30% of our global placements are diverse hires.

By prioritizing DE&I in all aspects of our business, we strive to create a more innovative, effective, and fair organization that is representative of the diverse communities we serve.

This isn’t about a pledge. It’s about believing in the powerful impact of inclusion to drive performance and innovation.

Mala Chawla
Global Leader for Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity can thrive only in an inclusive work environment, where all employees feel recognized and respected.

Bill Stratton
Managing Director
AESC Diversity Council

One of the big challenges is that the ideological and political commitment to DE&I is not coherent with the number of diverse groups in leadership positions.

Valeria Cox
Regional Leader DE&I LATAM

The leadership gap will remain unless we take action. In creating diverse and sustainable boards it is vital that we understand the critical relationship between good governance and belonging.

Eleri Dodsworth
Regional Leader of the Diversity and Inclusion Practice for EMEA

Diversity Drives Us Forward

Our Workplace

Stanton Chase is a reflection of the world around us

We embrace our heterogeneity and strive to make everyone feel that they belong. We look beyond labels and stereotypes. We celebrate what makes each individual unique. We have unity in diversity and are stronger and more innovative because of our differences.

We continuously promote a welcoming, diverse, and discrimination- and harassment-free workplace. We attend regular training sessions and workshops on diversity and inclusion. We remind ourselves to check our own unconscious biases and seek to embrace conscious inclusion to ensure that the assessment of our candidates is as objective as possible.

Our Clients

We are a voice for change

At Stanton Chase, we have an important role to play in helping our clients build diverse leadership teams. We also advocate an “inclusion first” strategy.

We believe that organizations are better positioned to achieve excellence when their leadership matches the diversity in their workforce, communities, customers, stakeholders, and markets. Additionally, investing in inclusion strategies improves financial performance and adds value to shareholders.

Stanton Chase has a strong track record in delivering diversity in search assignments and embracing the global reality of diversity and inclusion. We also have proven expertise in delivering on diversity-focused mandates, consistently uncovering the “hidden gem” candidates with diverse backgrounds and experience.

We encourage our clients to view inclusion and diversity as ethical and strategic imperatives that ultimately drive business performance. Our global teams work together with passion, humility, and integrity to build trust with our clients. Through listening and inspiring, we enable our clients to create diverse leadership teams and boards, where the focus is on hiring for potential. We are not afraid to challenge or point out bias. We hold ourselves accountable and take our responsibilities seriously.

Our Process

At Stanton Chase, we view candidates as individuals with unique experiences and backgrounds. In building our candidate pipelines for each assignment, we prioritize diversity and adhere to principles of non-discrimination, merit-based selection, and respect for all individuals. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is evident throughout every stage of the executive search process, from our proposal and pitch presentations to our rigorous methodology structure. We are dedicated to fostering a globally inclusive environment within our organization and in the workplaces of our clients.

DE&I in Our Executive Search Journey

Role Definition
Client Needs Analysis
  • Developing the Ideal Candidate Profile
  • Define priorities, results, and a schedule for the search
  • Client calibration meeting
Benchmarking Research, Interviews and Evaluations
Market Research
  • Identification of prospects with the required experience, skills, and cultural style
  • Interviews by competencies, based on the specification
Attract and Evaluate
Long List Review
  • Present the client with a complete report of the search, including the best prospects identified
Face-to-face (or video) interviews
Client Interviews
  • Short-list presented
  • Client confirms next steps for interview
  • Short-listed candidates are assessed
Onboarding and coaching for the new hire
Closing & Appointment
  • Final interviews
  • Background check
  • Offer and negotiation

Our Voice for Change

DE&I Pledges

Stanton Chase Leads AESC Pledge Against Racial, Social Injustice – Read more

Stanton Chase is proud to further stand by its commitment to action against racism, discrimination, and social injustice by signing a pledge for the AESC on the power of diverse talent and inclusive cultures.

Stanton Chase Joins ‘White House Equal Pay Pledge’ as Only Search Firm – Read more

Our Partnerships

Explore our DE&I Insights

The Global Push for Gender Diverse Boards


How To Be A Neuro-Inclusive Leader


It Takes A Global Village To Foster Belonging, Inclusive Leadership, And Diversity