Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Bench
The change we want to see starts with our own actions
Bench doesn’t work unless we create opportunities and build pathways for greater equity. Through our work, the people we hire and the learning we do every day, Bench is committed to building a more just and inclusive society.
Each quarter, we provide an update on the progress we’ve made, and where we’ve fallen short. And while we acknowledge that decades of injustices will not be undone by one company, we believe it is the actions of all of us, every single day, in every way that we can, that will usher in change. It is our mission to help enable each and every business owner to thrive in their chosen field. This is about continuously holding ourselves accountable for the role we play in systems where racism and discrimination exist.
We owe this to you, the people who we work with and to the communities we live in and support. Let’s each take a moment to stay accountable and commit to maintaining momentum on this critical and ongoing journey.
We welcome you to visit this space every quarter to check back on our progress toward creating systemic equity.
September 2022 to January 2023
Our Commitment to You
We will continue to provide quarterly updates on our progress towards becoming an anti-racist and anti-discriminatory company. We owe that to you, the people who work here, and our community. Doing so holds us accountable, and ensures that we maintain momentum on this critical and ongoing journey.
Thanks for being here with us. As always, please let us know if you have feedback, questions, or suggestions.
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We acknowledge that Bench headquarters is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.