Careers Diversity Careers Diversity In this sectionCareersStudents and GraduatesExperienced professionalsWorking at Rothschild & CoOur PeopleDiversityYour career Our PeopleDiversityYour career Respect for diversity and an inclusive culture are central to our success. Our clients and the firm To form our distinct perspectives as a group, we need a diverse team that can respond to our global business needs and interact with clients and colleagues in various settings around the world. This means building an environment where diversity and difference are valued. Our people Our culture is inclusive and collegiate, by which we mean that we foster a sense of teamwork, respect and partnership in everything we do rather than promoting an internally competitive culture. We encourage everyone to build a wide network across the firm to benefit each other and, importantly, to bring the entire Rothschild & Co network to the client. This has a direct impact on the type of colleagues we look to recruit, promote and retain.We support various personal development initiatives through our internal networks and also membership of external networking organisations and forums to connect our professionals and promote inclusivity across the firm. Internal networksRothschild & Co UK Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender NetworkThe Rothschild & Co LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Network aims to help maintain a positive work environment for all employees.The Network aims to:Raise awareness of sexual orientation equality within Rothschild & Co to help maintain a safe and supportive work environment that empowers LGBT staff to be themselves at work and, thus, fulfil their professional potentialEnsure that Rothschild & Co and its third-party providers' policies and initiatives meet the needs of LGBT staff throughout the organisationHelp to promote Rothschild & Co as an LGBT-friendly employerWork with Rothschild & Co's Corporate Investment and Charity teams on LGBT issuesEnsure that Rothschild & Co is aligned with the best practice diversity values of its clients and other stakeholders to ensure we are in the best position to gain and maintain clientsRothschild & Co UK Women's NetworkThe Network seeks to provide female professionals across the UK businesses with a platform to:Connect and build relationships which help to achieve a sustainable and successful career with Rothschild & CoSupport Rothschild & Co's commitment to diversity which will encourage the recruitment and retention of high-quality employeesEngage with clients on a common ground to develop new business opportunitiesThe Network also runs a number of professional development programmes in the UK which aim to inspire and support female employees who are working to achieve high-level positions in their field. The professional development programmes are varied: from informal sessions designed to connect female junior bankers with senior bankers, to a 'Women in Leadership' speaker series where successful external female speakers are invited to share inspiring stories about their career. External networks There are a variety of external networks with which Rothschild & Co is affiliated. City Mothers and City Fathers – UKThis is an inclusive network for City professionals who have a shared interest in balancing family life with a progressive career.Their aims are three-fold:To provide peer support to those balancing careers and familiesTo help members achieve flexibility in the workplace while maintaining a career trajectoryTo provide a schedule of informative networking events at family-friendly times in the City and Canary Wharf, covering topics relevant to working parentsStonewall – UKStonewall seeks to support LGBT employees around the world and help create workplaces where all staff feel free to be themselves.The Global Diversity Champions Programme is Stonewall's best practice employer's forum on sexual orientation equality in the workplace for global organisations. PENCIL Partnership – USPENCIL works at the intersection of school needs and business expertise to bring together the best ideas, talent and resources across sectors to improve public student and school performance, and enhance workforce pathways. Its unique approach enables business volunteers to share their ideas, talents and skills directly with educators and students. Business partners work with PENCIL's staff to develop strategic solutions to school challenges and needs by strengthening school leadership and preparing students for college and career success.Together with Rothschild & Co, PENCIL's College and Career Readiness Partnership is helping students improve their understanding of the professional world and build skills necessary for college and career success. Prep for Prep – USPrep for Prep develops leaders through access to superior education and life-changing opportunities. Since 1978, Prep has identified New York City's most promising students of coloor and prepared them for placement at independent schools in the city and boarding schools throughout the Northeast. Once placed, Prep offers support and opportunities to ensure the academic accomplishment and personal growth of each one of our students.More than 4,500 members of the Prep Community, who are rapidly assuming leadership positions in a wide variety of endeavours, are living proof that the potential for academic and professional success exists in all ethnic groups and socioeconomic classes. The students, who come from modest backgrounds, succeed at the best independent schools in New York City, the top boarding schools in the country, and the most prestigious colleges and universities in the world.