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WTW colleagues support Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade

WTW colleagues support Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade

 February 22, 2023

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WTW has a program that supports diverse recruitment, engagement, retention and careers. It's call COBALT which stands for Creating Opportunities for Black, African American and Latinx Talent.

WTW understands that to thrive in the rapidly changing world, organizations need to adopt and value a healthy company culture, where inclusion and diversity are steeped in the talent experience, and where employees can bring their best selves to work – collaborating, ideating, and helping to increase overall engagement, productivity, and financial results.

Creating opportunities for diversity to flourish


To mark Black History Month, WTW COBALT employees participated in Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK) parades in Dallas, Texas.

As part of the MLK Day parade, WTW colleagues had the pleasure of interacting with the communities and spotlighting WTW's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion program.

"It's COBALT's first parade but not our last!," said WTW.

Being truly heard, respected and valued for who you are

WTW  COBALT colleagues

WTW is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where everyone is heard, respected, and valued for who they are.

The company believes that building diverse teams will help make better decisions, be more creative and improve its ability to overcome complex problems.

Showing support for diversity and inclusion via MLK Day

WTW employees walk in MLK Day parade

MLK Day officially marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and is recognized is as a federal in the U.S. Martin Luther King Jr. was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, that protested racial discrimination in federal and state law in the U.S. The campaign for a federal holiday in Martin Luther King Jr.'s honur began soon after his assassination in 1968.

Former President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later on January 20, 1986. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.

Born in 1929, Martin Luther King Jr.'s actual birthday is January 15 (falling on a Tuesday in 1929). The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, with the earliest Monday for this holiday being January 15 and January 21 being the latest.

Making inclusion and diversity an integral part of the talent experience

Beyond legislative and regulatory requirements, fostering a healthy company culture is imperative.

WTW is committed to helping create or enhance a culture and supporting programs that are built on mutual respect and trust, purpose and values, an inclusive and diverse work environment and a safe and secure workplace, where colleagues can experience a sense of self-respect, pride and self-worth (also known as workplace dignity).

Organisations that realize the true impact of an inclusive and diverse workforce have an opportunity to reflect on their current talent experience and overall talent value proposition. WTW helps organizations move far beyond compliance by taking a closer look at how it fosters inclusion and diversity efforts through the lens of purpose, work, people and total rewards.

WTW is committed to creating a talent experience that improves career development

WTW believes that fostering healthy company cultures steeped in inclusion and diversity will have the greatest impact on talent experience, and demonstrate a commitment to a shared purpose and empowerment of the workforce.

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