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Staff Perspectives on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

“My parents immigrated from South Korea to the U.S. to pursue educational and economic opportunity for their themselves as well as for my brothers and me. As a result, I feel blessed to do work that ensures others—regardless of background or socio-economic status—have access to careers that lead to economic stability and flourishing. Equity is at the heart of what Talent Rewire does, and through our Innovation Labs we are helping employers to understand the business value of building DEI into their talent systems.”

Kimberly Shin, Associate Director, Talent Rewire

“I work in the social sector because I care deeply about social justice issues. I want to see philanthropic institutions effectively support communities of color and other underserved groups. That’s why I always bring a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to my work. I believe that being aware of my potential biases, understanding systems of oppression, and being able to relate and engage with communities is very valuable when I help our clients solve social problems. I’m happy to work in a place like FSG, where I can bring my full self and engage with other professionals that are passionate about creating a more fair and equitable world.”

Efrain Gutierrez, Former Associate Director of Equity Partnerships

“Strengthening our understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion is a top priority for FSG’s leadership. In my opinion, this is one of the most transformational investments we can make to improve our ability to serve the sector. I am incredibly grateful to my colleagues and to our external partners who are helping to guide us on this journey.”

John Kania, Managing Director

“FSG’s work is fundamentally linked to addressing the needs of society’s most marginalized communities. As we continue our journey around diversity, equity, and inclusion, we are refining our approach to recruiting, training, and professional development. Strengthening our own processes can improve our collective listening skills and make us better advocates for our clients, partners, and the people whose lives we ultimately hope to affect.

I develop and implement our firm-wide recruiting strategy, including building pipelines of talent and assessing candidates. I’ve chosen to work at FSG because I’m committed to working toward greater equity in our society. At times this work can feel daunting, but I’m committed to this work and I know I have strong partners in my FSG colleagues.”

Marcia LoMonaco, Associate Director of Talent Acquisition