One William Street is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.  Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company’s achievement as well.

We strive to create a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees.
  • Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.
  • Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for diversity.

OWS recognizes that our commitment to DEIA creates a workforce where employees with different experiences, backgrounds, and skills are valued and where all voices are heard.

OWS DEIA operating principles:
  • Diversity: OWS will endeavor to hire and promote the best talent and build a diverse and representative workforce through an open and fair process consistent with merit systems principles.
  • Equity: The term “equity” means the consistent and systematic fair, just, and impartial treatment of all individuals, including individuals who belong to underserved communities. OWS will endeavor to ensure that all employees, including employees who may experience forms of discrimination, have equal opportunities to advance in their careers and grow as leaders by mitigating any potential biases or barriers to professional development and promotion.
  • Inclusion: Consistent with OWS general principles, we will attempt to provide opportunities for employees to learn, develop, and grow, so that employees’ talents are supported, utilized, and embraced to create an engaged and high-performing workforce. This strategy focuses on aiding employees to feel supported in an inclusive workforce and attempting to provide feedback loops for employee input.
  • Access: OWS will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations to employees as required by law so that all employees, including employees with disabilities, can be successful in their positions.