Our business networks
Our business networks and diversity working groups bring together people with different backgrounds and shared interests to collaborate on initiatives related to talent engagement, recruitment, development/education and community outreach. They support diversity and inclusion, and offer a global, cross-functional perspective that we believe enables us to deliver our very best to our clients.
CONNECTING THE FIRM WITH CLIENTS, TALENT AND COMMUNITIES AROUND THE GLOBE
Access Asia embraces the rich cultural diversity within Asia, and highlights the region’s growing cultural impact within our firm and with our clients.
ASIANS IN MOTION (AIM)
AIM raises awareness of Asian cultures in the workplace and provides a forum for support, mentoring and networking to all Wellington Management employees of Asian origin or with an interest in learning more about Asia.
Conexiones facilitates companywide connections among employees with a background or interest in Hispanic and Latin cultures, offering a forum for strengthening employees’ personal and professional networks within the firm.
DISABILITIES AWARENESS NETWORK
This network provides awareness and support for employees impacted by a disability — whether they are disabled themselves or serve as caregivers for others with disabilities.
EMEA BUSINESS NETWORKS COUNCIL (BNC)
The BNC aims to assist the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business networks in defining and fulfilling their objectives and delivering our EMEA diversity and inclusion goals, while enhancing coordination between the business networks for efficient execution.
EMEA INCLUSION AND CULTURAL AWARENESS NETWORK
The Inclusion and Cultural Awareness Network raises awareness of underrepresented talent and supports the firm’s initiatives to bolster a work environment that is inclusive by ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, and disability, among other characteristics.
Founded to connect employees with a background or interest in Chinese culture, Four Seas provides a platform for networking, cultural exchanges, career development and knowledge sharing of Chinese culture and markets.
Pride+ supports the firm’s open environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other supporting members to collaborate and network with colleagues. It offers opportunities for personal and professional development to its members and allies across the firm.
Shades provides employees who have experience of, or interest in, the African diaspora with the opportunity to connect. Key goals of Shades include supporting efforts to attract, develop and engage employees of African descent.
TOKYO DIVERSITY WORKING GROUP (TDWG)
TDWG supports the Tokyo office’s commitment to an inclusive workplace in which all employees can communicate freely, attain their full potential, maximise their contribution to our clients and be recognised and evaluated fairly.
WELLINGTON PARENTS GROUP
By supporting and encouraging parents and childcare providers, Wellington Parents Group enhances their ability to contribute to the firm’s mission while navigating the challenges and complexities that impact working parents.
Wellington Veterans enhances our efforts to attract, develop and retain veterans of the armed forces. It hosts networking events, guest speakers and service days with local veterans’ groups, and advocates increased hiring efforts focused on veterans.
WOMEN’S BUSINESS ALLIANCE (WBA)
The WBA is an alliance focused on developing, advancing, and championing female talent at Wellington and the broader investment community. We believe that Wellington should be the destination of choice for elite female talent in our industry and the WBA is an integral part of achieving this goal.
WELLINGTON YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (WYP)
WYP helps employees early in their careers to build relationships at the firm and advance their skills. Based in the Boston office, WYP works closely with similar groups in Europe and Asia-Pacific. These networks are open to all employees.
Phil Perelmuter, Director of Investment Research and founding member of Conexiones