Women’s Initiative Network
Launched in 2013, FTI Consulting’s Women’s Initiative (“FTI WIN”) offers career training, professional development, mentorship, networking and community outreach opportunities across the globe to empower our female employees to develop best-in-class leadership capabilities and reach their highest potential. Professionals across the FTI Consulting network host internal and external networking events with clients and offer opportunities for our professionals to support various organizations aimed at empowering women in their communities through volunteering, charitable donations and pro bono services.
“I grew up outside of the United States, and my parents moved to several different countries over the course of my childhood. This gave me a deep appreciation for new ideas and experiences, but also an early understanding of being different — my accent, or clothes or just being the new girl in a classroom. This would help me later in my career, when I might be the only woman in a business meeting. I would focus on the value of my ideas without worrying about being different. We excel because of the unique ideas and perspectives we bring to client work, and we celebrate how our differences make us stronger.”Sophie Ross
Global Leader of Technology
Our Diversity Ambassador Program helps create a culture of inclusion and belonging and fosters diverse teams that enable us to bring new ideas to solve our clients’ challenges. Our local business practitioners lead these essential efforts and address topics that are important to their offices.
“The Diversity Ambassador Program has allowed me to experience an expanded purpose within FTI Consulting that I’ve truly enjoyed and has also allowed me to deepen my understanding and appreciation of the passion for change that exists both at a local office and global level. Interacting with leaders to identify goals, develop priorities, and understand the differing perspectives on diversity, inclusion and belonging in each region and deriving from each individual background has been exciting and broadening.Wayne Gibson
Senior Managing Director, Health Solutions
FTI Pride Network
FTI Pride brings together colleagues who are committed to equality of opportunity for our LGBTQ+ community and provides a welcoming space for discussion and support.
“As a gay Asian woman, I am grateful to the work done by the various diversity networks and taskforces at FTI Consulting. As the Co-Chair of the LGBTQ+ Network in London and a member of the global FTI Pride network, I hope I can contribute in some way to a diverse, inclusive and supportive working environment. Whether it be gender discrimination, racial discrimination, discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals, or other discrimination of any kind, it must start with listening and learning about the lived experiences of others.”Wen-Yu Weng
Senior Consultant, Corporate Finance & Restructuring
Based on the principle that diversity can foster different ideas and opportunities to better serve our clients, FTI Consulting’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (“BAME”) Network functions as a platform that encourages dialogue on cultural and ethnic diversity. The network supports all employees in the EMEA region.
“Diversity brings a wealth of experiences, skills and viewpoints. From an employee perspective, there’s space to create a more enriched and inclusive workplace. From a client service perspective, it will allow us to be truly strategic and empowered to create new opportunities. My involvement with the BAME Network started in 2018 with only six members, and this has steadily grown to 70+ members in 2021. I envision the BAME Network to continue supporting its members and to provide a space where individuals can build their confidence, grow and share ideas.”Lena Ahad
Managing Director, Strategic Communications