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Employee Resource Groups

Equity Diversity Inclusion and Belonging Diverse Group

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

At RTI, we believe that our continued success depends on the diverse skills, experiences, and backgrounds that our employees bring to the organization. 

We have 14 groups that comprise more than 1,900 individuals (out of more than 5,000 total employees) as members.

Our ERGs represent the type of diversity, inclusion, and belonging we embrace. Each one of our ERGs is actively engaged in enhancing the RTI work-life experience.

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RTI's Black Employee Resource Group

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Zac Giffin

Zac Giffin

Marketing Specialist

The Pride ERG does an excellent job in making RTI a safer, more inclusive environment.

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Tamara Terry

Tamara Terry

Research Survey Scientist

Our ERGs truly advance employee's inclusion and understanding.

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Kendra Pressley

Kendra Pressley

ERG Program Manager

ERGs offer staff a safe and nurturing place to develop and grow.

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Chad Downey

Chad Downey

Associate Director, Health Solutions

A major accomplishment of our ERG is how we've been able to support our members' and other colleagues' well-being.

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Stephen Levin

Stephen Levin

Co-Chair of RTI's Accessibility ERG

So many people have helped me succeed at RTI with my dyslexia that I wanted to help others with their disability or help them have the same type of success.

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Our Current Groups

Accessibility ERG (ACCESS)—We foster a culture of accessibility, inclusion, and representation of RTI employees with disabilities, chronic diseases, and physical or behavioral health conditions, as well as RTI employees who are supporting others with these conditions. We contribute to RTI's policies and practices to ensure a welcoming environment for the accessibility community. The objective of the Access ERG is to increase awareness, promote best practice, and drive improvements in workplace accessibility and accommodations. 

Asian American ERG (AAG)—We value diversity, courage, and openness. We are committed to equitable treatment and eliminating discrimination. We respect and value diverse cultural backgrounds.

Black Employee Resource Group (BERG)—We promote the success of the Black workforce, create a supportive workplace, and engage in community outreach.

Hispanic ERG (UNA Comunidad)—We bring together a community dedicated to promoting and creating awareness of the Hispanic culture, supporting and empowering the professional growth of its members, and carrying out RTI’s mission.

LGBTQ and Allies ERG (RTI PRIDE)—We are a community of employees working together to create an environment of awareness and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) employees and their allies.

RTI Veterans and Allies ERG (VALoR)—We are committed to providing a professional network, active community, and development opportunities for our members, while helping to position RTI International as an employer of choice for military veterans and their allies.

Telecommuter Network ERG (TeleWork)—We share a commitment to build connections, exchange ideas, raise visibility, understand successes and challenges, inspire development, and offer mutual support to new and current telecommuters.

Women’s Advancement, Leadership and Success ERG (WALS)—We are committed to creating a community of employees focused on professional issues for women, including career development, leadership growth, and pay equity.

Working Parents ERG (WPG)—We provide an open forum for working parents to share challenges, milestones and advice about how to balance work and family. Our vision is to educate, communicate, and leverage resources.

Young Professionals ERG (YP)—We are a peer collective organization dedicated to uniting and empowering the next generation of RTI leaders. We embrace a culture of innovation, growth, integrity, and excellence.

WALS, WPG, and YP operate groups for employees in the Americas and Africa.

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