A great place to work includes feeling part of something bigger and being supported and valued as an individual where you have the opportunity to reach your potential. While many associates feel this way, we say: how can we turn that into all associates? We believe that AvalonBay should be a workplace where every associate has the opportunity to thrive and grow, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse culture that can help make that a reality.
In 2018, AvalonBay established an Inclusion and Diversity Council with a purpose of bringing more focus to creating a place where everyone is comfortable being who they are and where we celebrate the many differences that make us better.
Since it was created in 2018, the Council has grown from 13 to 17 associates representing diverse backgrounds, departments and geography at AVB. In 2019, we also established an Inclusion and Diversity Steering Committee, which provides oversight and streamlines the approval process for new programs and initiatives; as well as 12 Regional I&D Leaders who work with the council to champion, coordinate and execute I&D events and activities for each of AvalonBay’s regions.