IEM Recognized as an Inclusive Workplace for 2023

The Inclusive Workplace Program identifies companies committed to inclusivity and
belonging in the workplace

Morrisville, NC, August 3, 2023, IEM, the nation’s largest woman-and minority-owned emergency management and disaster recovery consulting firm, is honored to be named as an inclusive workplace for 2023 through the Inclusive Workplace Program by Best Companies Group, in collaboration with COLOR Magazine. Along with 29 other companies across the nation, IEM is recognized for demonstrating exemplary commitment to fostering inclusivity and a sense of belonging in the work environment. This acknowledgment is not a ranking or competition, rather a celebration of organizations that surpass data-driven benchmarks to promote inclusivity.

“These companies serve as an inspiring example of what it truly means to create a workplace where everyone feels like they belong and can bring their full selves to work. Their commitment and their actions are paving the way for a better and more inclusive future,” said Jaime Raul Zepeda, Executive Vice President of Best Companies Group.

According to the Best Companies Group, IEM and the other recipients of this recognition have shown significant commitment to ensuring all employees feel included, heard, and valued. Best Companies Group noted that it is through this commitment to inclusivity that meaningful experiences are created for employees further increasing engagement, retention, and impact in the services delivered.

“We are honored to receive this recognition and remain committed to creating an inclusive workplace that brings together professionals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives,” said IEM Founder, President, and CEO, Madhu Beriwal. “By celebrating and leveraging our unique backgrounds and experiences our team is helping to inspire new ideas and innovation to further support our clients build a safe, secure, and resilient world.”

IEM’s goal and long-term commitment is to provide our employees with a workplace where they feel safe and valued. Amy Stewart, IEM’s Director of Human Resources, stated “we take pride and joy in being named as an inclusive workplace by our employees. IEM truly believes and works toward having an inclusive workplace that promotes and encourages a healthy and positive company-employee relationship.”

Best Companies Group’s Inclusive Workplace Program evaluation was initiated last fall and assessed participating companies through comprehensive surveys and data analysis. Areas of evaluation included inclusion, belonging, psychological safety, community, and purpose.

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