Employer Engagement Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

Wellesley College Career Education is highly committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and guided by Inclusive Excellence, a core tenet of Wellesley College’s 2021 Strategic plan, we believe that “Without inclusivity and the bringing together of different perspectives, there is no excellence.” 

Wellesley College is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and follows the principles outlined in NACE’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement.

All employers who wish to recruit Wellesley students for employment agree to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, country of origin, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability or socio-economic background/class.


Employer DE&I Partner Tier of Engagement

Employers can have the opportunity to engage with Wellesley at a DE&I Partner Tier of Engagement by meeting the following criteria for DE&I standards:

DE&I Standards for Employer Partners

  • Organization welcomes and values the lived experiences of employees of all diverse and historically marginalized backgrounds and the contributions they bring to their organizations.
  • Organization endeavors to create a work culture that is committed to Anti-Racism and respects all of the intersecting identities of employees.
  • Organization is committed to fair, equitable hiring practices and pay equity. 
  • Organization strives to foster an inclusive work environment that provides employees with support networks such as opportunities to join employee affinity resource groups. Employees feel a sense of belonging and inclusion, and freedom to express their authenticity.
  • Organization further supports employees of distinct and historically marginalized populations, including First Generation College Graduates, by providing them with access to extensive opportunities for ongoing professional development and mentoring with the deliberate intent of further sustaining their continued professional growth and cultivation of leadership skills.
  • Organization maintains and shares transparent data and statistics concerning their DE&I goals and track-record relative to recruitment, hiring and retention practices, as well as statistical information regarding representation of employees belonging to distinct and historically marginalized populations in their entry-level teams, mid-level management, leadership and C-Suite.