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What We Believe


We respect and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make all of us who we are. We draw our strength from our collective experiences—fostering a culture of belonging and innovation.

How We Prioritize DEI


These conversations can be hard, but this work is important. We recognize that true inclusivity is a daily, never-ending, always-evolving process—and it starts with us.

If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage the outcome. Through confidential surveys, we translate our culture into quantitative data, allowing us to set goals and track our progress.

We have a dedicated, diverse group of people who champion this important work at Saxum. While this is everyone’s responsibility, we know progress requires strong leadership. Our champions keep us on track.

It takes 1,000 small conversations—especially the uncomfortable ones—to make a big change. Through open dialogue and both formal and informal training, we’re fostering a culture of belonging and innovation.

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How We Take Action


We take deliberate actions to learn and grow.

  • Resource library to encourage consistent learning
  • DEI playbook to determine goals and guide our efforts for the year
  • Dedicated group of DEI champions to conduct research, guide our team, and hold us accountable
  • Saxum Registry—team members fill out a profile slide in the registry to share and celebrate what we value and what makes us unique
  • Regular outreach to clients in the form of blogs, email newsletters, etc. to prompt discussion of DEI-related topics

We provide space for open, intentional discussion.

  • Common language for DEI topics enables discussion and understanding of how DEI relates to our work at Saxum
  • Discussion on the implications of implicit bias in the workplace
  • Monthly celebrations and Lunch and Learn sessions around events like Black History Month, Lunar New Year, Pride Month, etc.
  • Slack channel focused on DEI events and topics—encouraging team to discuss and providing resources for further learning
  • Regular team input on DEI efforts via confidential surveys

We form partnerships to further DEI work in our community.

  • CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™: Serves as a hub for information sharing, idea generation, and program development. With more than 1,400+ best known actions shared, companies can use it as an opportunity to learn from others that are implementing the CEO Action Pledge
  • Creative Reaction Lab: Community Action & Equity workshops offer participants the opportunity to learn about Equity-Centered Community Design and examine ways their daily design choices can promote inclusive and equitable outcomes
  • The Management Center: Training For Managers—People of Color & Indigenous Cohorts offers a three-day training that covers management tools and best practices, with discussion about navigating race, identity, and power dynamics within organizations for managers of color
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum: Better Conversations facilitator training to lead better conversations and connect with others on how to give and receive support during difficult times