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DEI is in Anser Advisory's DNA

DEI is in Anser Advisory's DNA

Anser Advisory was founded in 2018 by merging three Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms. Since then, we have acquired a historically certified DBE in California, a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) in California, a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in Florida, and a certified WBE and LGBTQ+-owned business in Massachusetts. Team Anser now includes a total of ten legacy minority-owned businesses with a combined staff of 1,200+ employees.  

We handle everything from concept to close-out, providing comprehensive planning, design, and construction management consulting services to help our clients maximize the value of their capital investments. Our firm has developed a top-notch reputation working for some of the nation’s premier organizations such as Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric, Exelon Utilities, LA Metro, LAWA, LAUSD, University of California Riverside, Los Angeles International Airport and Caltrans.

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Our Core Values

Anser believes that championing our people and their identities, life experiences, and perspectives is elemental to good management. We find that having a happy, empowered workforce drives productivity and exceptional results for our clients.

Our core values were developed by a cross-section of Anser teammates representing different functions, geographies, and levels of seniority. We strive to leverage these values in our day-to-day operations and decision-making. They are: 

  • Leading with Humility - We prioritize the team, celebrate the wins of others, and give credit where credit is due.
  • Bringing Our Authentic Selves - We embrace what makes each of us unique because it makes us a better, stronger collective.
  • Creating a Welcoming & Inclusive Environment for All - We actively seek and advocate for diverse perspectives and experiences.
  • Developing our People to Excel in Work & Life - We support team members in pursuit of their life goals and passions, both at Anser and beyond.
  • Delivering Excellent Results - We foster creativity, agility, and innovation for continuous client, community, and company growth. 

Related: Anser Advisory Introduces New Core Values

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

To ensure these values continue to come to life every day in the Anser workplace, we are launching Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), where employees organize together in the workplace based on shared characteristics or life experiences.

A Few Examples of Supporting DEI in the Industry

BuildOUT California Founders Day

Anser promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) outside the workplace, as well.  We are proud to be a sponsor of BuildOUT California’s Founders Day from May 31st thru June 1st. This event has quickly become the world’s largest gathering of LGBTQ/Allied businesses and professionals who are looking to connect, advocate and build capacity within the Construction and Built Communities.

Based on the success of the inaugural BuildOUT Founders Day in 2022, this upcoming event will showcase even more extraordinary LGBTQ/Allied firms who are breaking down the concrete ceiling. Participants can attend forward-thinking industry panels with topics ranging from transportation and infrastructure, above and underground construction initiatives, and workforce, equity, and inclusion in infrastructure. 

AMAC Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference

Anser Advisory is also thrilled to be a sponsor of the AMAC's Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference, which brings together over 1,000 businesses, aviation professionals, government officials, and individuals from across the country to discuss a wide range of topics, from conducting business at airports to public policy issues affecting the aviation industry as a whole.

This highly regarded conference provides a platform for education, advocacy, and networking opportunities that promote diversity and inclusion in the aviation and aerospace sectors. Attendees can take advantage of engaging and relevant educational and networking events to establish new relationships and expand their national presence, whether they are airports, government agencies, corporations, or entrepreneurs. 

You may also be interested in: Anser Advisory Pledges to Increase Equity in Infrastructure and Support Building Generational Wealth for Historically Underutilized Businesses

These initiatives align with Anser Advisory’s core values. We embrace what makes us unique because it makes us a better, stronger collective, and we actively seek and advocate for diverse perspectives and experiences. This enables us to drive excellent results for our clients and make positive contributions to the local communities in which we live and operate.

Are you looking for an opportunity to join an organization where you can bring your authentic self?  Click here to view current openings and apply. Are you a like-minded business that would like to partner with Anser Advisory? Contact us to get the conversation started.