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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Gartner Scores 100 Percent for the Corporate Equality Index

We are proud to announce that we have once again received a top score of 100 percent for the Corporate Equality Index for 2023.

The Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is the United State’s premier benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people (LGBTQ) equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

The 2023 CEI evaluates organizations on LGBTQ-related policies and practices, specifically focusing on the following criteria:

  • Non-discrimination policies across business entities
  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families
  • Supporting an inclusive culture
  • Corporate social responsibility

Gartner’s ongoing efforts have resulted in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria for the sixth consecutive year. 

“As a proud gay parent and executive sponsor of the Pride at Gartner Employee Resource Group, I am honored that Gartner is once again being recognized by the Human Rights Campaign. At Gartner, we embrace diversity and are inclusive and respectful. It is a place where you can be who you are and bring your whole selves to work. Our associates are encouraged to learn from each other and embrace the differences that we each bring to the table. Our company is a stronger, more effective organization when we leverage different perspectives, and diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our ongoing success,” says Ken Allard, EVP, Gartner Digital Markets.

We are proud to have upheld our score of 100 percent as we continuously strive to establish an inclusive and supportive environment for all associates.

Our executive leadership team, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Center of Excellence, Business Unit Inclusion Councils and Pride at Gartner Employee Resource Group work to advance inclusion of LGBTQ+ associates and allies through awareness, programs and influencing process improvements.

“In the five years I’ve been involved with our DEI efforts, I’ve had the privilege of seeing such exponential growth in our inclusion efforts – from expanding our employee resource groups to formalizing DEI best practices to supporting LGBTQ+ causes across the globe. Even as we celebrate the HRC recognition, we’re already looking ahead at 2024 plans and collaborations to continue embedding DEI in every part of our organization. The journey never ends, and I’m thrilled to be along for the ride!” Meghna Joshi, Sr. Principal, Research and Pride at Gartner Global Co-Chair

“I originally chose to work for Gartner because of their emphasis on DEI, however, I continue to choose Gartner because there has never been a time where we have been content with our milestones. Each year we find ways to be more inclusive, more intentional, and our work becomes more meaningful. I am so grateful for all that we have achieved and I am excited to be a part of everything yet to come.” Dana Braden, Associate HR BU Partner and Pride at Gartner Global Co-Chair 

To further support this, four Gartner associates recently attended the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) New England Gala in Boston, Massachusetts to hear from movement-makers who reflect the LGBTQ+ movement for Equality. 

Gartner's sponsorship of the HRC Gala provided these associates the opportunity to listen to LGBTQ+ stories, meet with like-minded individuals and discuss strategies to further engage the LGBTQ+ community at Gartner.

Pictured from left to right are: 

Hadya Abdul Satar, DEI Program Manager

Dana Braden, Associate HR BU Business Partner

David Rothmund, Global Corporate Strategy & Operations Associate

Abigail Caple, DEI Partnerships Program Manager

"I left the HRC New England Gala feeling energized and ready to implement mobilization and engagement strategies for the Pride at Gartner Employee Resource Group!" David Rothmund, Gartner Digital Markets Strategy & Operations and Pride at Gartner's Communications Lead 

Learn more about Pride at Gartner and our commitment to diversity, inclusion and engagement here.