About Vaco

Inclusion, diversity, and equity at Vaco

Vaco believes that “who you are is more important than what you do.” With thousands of Vaconians and clients around the globe, our vision is creating a company – and a world – that places diversity and inclusion at the heart of its culture.

DEI Mission Statement

To create a Planet Vaco that embraces differences, levels the playing field, and empowers Vaconians to listen, act, and promote social justice and absolute inclusion within Vaco.

DEI Mantras

Let’s listen to understand, not to respond.

You’re uncomfortable. I’m uncomfortable too. The magic is in the uncomfortableness.

Inclusion, compassion, & equity are priorities.

Look to attitude vs. attributes.

Be that change that you wish to see in the world.
– Gandhi

Change starts within each of ourselves.

Bring your authentic self. Outlaws welcome.

Don’t worry about saying the right thing,
just say something.

Be electable. All voices are welcome.

Seek hearts focused on inclusion.

Fix the problem, not the blame.
Take action within positive solutions.

Assume positive intent.

DEI Mantras

Let’s listen to understand, not to respond.

You’re uncomfortable. I’m uncomfortable too. The magic is in the uncomfortableness. 

Inclusion, compassion, and equity are priorities.

Look to attitude vs. attributes.

Be that change that you wish to see in the world. – Gandhi

Change starts within each of ourselves.

Bring your authentic self. Outlaws welcome.

Don’t worry about saying the right thing, just say something.

Be electable. All voices are welcome.

Seek hearts focused on inclusion.

Fix the problem, not the blame. Take action within positive solutions.

Assume positive intent.

Empowering change from within

To change the world, we must first change from within. Vaco’s IDEC is leading our transformation by focusing on three key areas:

 

Advancement

Helping our leaders be models of change and influence by driving diversity and unequivocal inclusion.

Promotion

Expanding our efforts to level the playing field and to encourage courageous and authentic discussions.

Integration

Empowering our spirit by integrating the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout Vaco.

What our employees say

Employee Quotes

Commitment to diverse, equitable hiring

Being agents of change means encompassing more voices and more people. As a global talent & solutions firm, Vaco’s committed to four key values to transform the recruitment process.
 

Focus

Prioritizing attitudes over resumes to measure success

Fairness

Using scorecards to apply standards equitably

Reach

Expanding our networks to tap into more talent pools

Data

Measuring success and progress along the way

Vaco's DEI Team

Drawing the circle wide helps engage perspectives from all areas of our company – and all walks of life. This ensures Vaco’s focus on diversity, inclusion, and equity isn’t a top-down approach, but a latticework of ideas from across Planet Vaco. And these Vaconians are humbly leading the way:
 

Farah Hottle

Farah Hottle

Farah is an award-winning talent acquisition leader and recruiting strategist. She oversees internal hiring for Vaco's 40+ locations in North America.

Niona Rich

Niona Rich

Niona is a CPA and senior recruiting director within Vaco's LA office. She also serves as a mentor to college students from underrepresented communities.

Colette Clifton

Colette Clifton

Colette is a director in Vaco's consulting and contract division focused on interim solutions in accounting and finance, HR, system implementations, and operations.

Lavonte Kirven

Lavonte Kirven

Lavonte is a senior director in Vaco’s Technology and Managed Services Division. He’s also an advocate for social justice reform as a renowned speaker and poet.

Jennie Cook

Jennie Cook

Jennie is a Distinguished Faculty Award winning designer with 15+ years of experience developing physical and digital products, designing creative assets, and educating university students.

Ina Dwyer

Ina Dwyer

Ina is a business strategist, writer, and editor with 20+ years of experience in the development, management, and execution of high-impact methodologies and content.
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