Inclusion & Diversity

Female Lazard Colleague Smiling and Talking in Kitchen Female Lazard Colleague Smiling and Talking in Kitchen



We approach inclusion and diversity with a strategy that is grounded in data and sets the path forward to meet our goals. This includes developing key partnerships, learning and development programs for all team members, as well as data and measurement. 

As importantly, practicing everyday inclusion is our mindset. We support and encourage people to listen, learn, and be aware of their sphere of influence as they take small actions. The systems we have in place - and continue to evolve - will empower everyone to take a level of personal responsibility and ownership of our journey.

Lazard is an intellectual capital business committed to delivering the best advice and solutions to our clients. That commitment — a constant at our firm for 175 years — requires that we identify, develop and retain the best talent and assemble the best teams. We know that the best teams include individuals with varied identities, backgrounds and experiences, who are encouraged and empowered to speak up and contribute.

George Okrah Head of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Allyship

Employee Resource Groups:
Networks That Speak to Who You Are

We believe in empowering and supporting our colleagues to build communities that are meaningful to them. Lazard fosters an environment of inclusivity. Our colleagues have formed a growing array of Employee-led Resource Groups that serve to educate, build awareness, share knowledge and enhance the employee experience.

Since 2020, colleagues have founded seven new Employee Resource Groups and hosted more than 100 engagements in 2022. Learn more about our nine current ERGs here.