Diversity and Inclusion

EQUALITY PRACTICES – MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER

Our score reflects Legg Mason's commitment to LGBT workplace equality, with respect to tangible policies, benefits, and practices. The 2017 Corporate Equality Index rated a total of 1,043 businesses on LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.

 

About the Human Rights Campaign

The HRC is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBT people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community. 


Equal opportunity for all

Legg Mason provides equal opportunity to each and every employee on the basis of individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, sexual orientation, and gender identity in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law as well as any other factor protected by federal, state and/or local law. It is our policy to recruit, hire, and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all personnel actions without regard to those same characteristics in compliance with federal, state and local law and any other factor protected by federal, state and/or local law. 

 

Executive Diversity Council

Across the firm, we aim to achieve an inclusive culture which embraces our differences and delivers true diversity of thought – where innate and acquired distinctions are respected and recognized.


Employee Resource Groups

Our Employee Resource Groups are open to all employees, encouraging strong participation as well as top-down and “ally” support of our collective diversity and inclusion initiatives.

 

African-Americans Helping to Enhance and Advance Diversity
African-Americans Helping to Enhance and Advance Diversity (AHEAD)

Join our inclusive forum, which encourages all employees to keep the conversation going and ideas evolving with regard to the growth and unique experiences of African-Americans.

 

BestLife at Legg Mason
The Best Life at Legg Mason (BestLife)

Our wellness-focused members strive to live a rich and inspirational life, both professionally and personally, all while giving back to our communities.

 

Developing Professionals Network
Developing Professionals Network (DPN)

Supports employees in the early stages of their careers with professional development, networking and community engagement opportunities.

 

Global Professional Services
Global Professional Services (GPS)

Global colleagues with a common commitment to enhance their professional skills and personal growth can take advantage of training and development opportunities.

 

Global Responsibility & Environmental Education Network
Global Responsibility & Environmental Education Network (GREEN)

Sustainability in Practice: Responsible global citizens focused on sustainability and providing information, opportunities and tools for an environmentally friendly lifestyle.

LGBTQ Employees & Allies for Diversity
LGBTQ Employees & Allies for Diversity (LEAD)

Our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning employees and allies collaborate to broaden awareness of LGBTQ issues; promote development and support our communities.

 

Parent’s Alliance at Legg Mason
Parent’s Alliance at Legg Mason (PALM)

Looking for helpful resources as you navigate work, parenting and family issues? Parents and families of Legg Mason employees share relevant experiences and informational opportunities.

Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International

Where Leaders Are Made: Personal development seekers join our chapters in Baltimore, New York City, and Stamford to build confidence, communication skills, and leadership qualities.  

 

Veterans' Education, Talent & Support
Veterans' Education, Talent & Support (VETS)

Promotes the recruitment and development of military veterans at Legg Mason while raising awareness, advocacy and veteran support in our community. 

 

Women’s Leadership Network
Women’s Leadership Network (WLN)

Our first ERG with over 300 members worldwide, WLN explores and promotes the value and distinctive perspectives that women bring to Legg Mason and the asset management industry.

 


Unique work culture

Our value system is upheld throughout the company and designed to bolster personal and professional fulfillment.

 


1 Legg Mason realizes that LGBTQ – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (or queer) – is now the preferred, more inclusive term but the CEI did not specify LGBTQ in their methodology. The 2018 CEI will cover LGBTQ policies and practices.

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