Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at LHI

Diversity

At LHI, our goal is to create an environment where everyone—no matter their background—can succeed, feel a sense of belonging, and learn from one another.  We know that diversity, equity, and inclusion improve employee experience, helps us understand and serve our customers better, and makes us a stronger business. With the strong support of our CEO and leadership, and true passion from our employees, we strive to be an industry leader and create a culture that represents our values.

Diversity

This includes all the ways that individuals or groups are uniquely different from one another. At LHI, we embrace a broader definition of diversity that not only includes race, ethnicity, and gender but also includes age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, and all the other things that influence our ideas, values, and perspectives.

Equity

Everyone has access to the same opportunities to grow, thrive, and do their best work. We recognize that advantages and barriers exist for some groups, and therefore we don’t all start from the same place. We’re committed to creating an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to grow their career and feel free to truly be themselves.

Inclusion

This is fostered by an environment where any individual or group can feel welcomed, respected, valued, and empowered to succeed. We are committed to creating a workplace that respects and celebrates the differences of every member of our Troop.

Goals

Our commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace is unwavering.  We are proud of our progress to date but want to do more, which is why we are putting a stake in the ground and setting short and long-term goals for the representation of women and people of color in our Troop.  Just as we set goals for every other aspect of our business, we do the same to attract and grow talent from diverse backgrounds. We choose to make these goals public to help hold ourselves accountable and to help us get input and ideas from others in the industry.

As the LGBTQ grandson of a bilingual immigrant from Panama and a mother who was born in Panama inclusive culture has always been part of being a Leffler. Pictured: Brian Leffler, Allison Leffler, Matthew Leffler. Bottom: Vivian Leffler Rackstraw and Leticia Robbins