Diversity And Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are part of the fabric of Forrester’s culture. The company was founded more than 35 years ago with the fundamental business principle that challenging, contrasting, and diverse perspectives — comprised of different views, experiences, and backgrounds — fuel quality research and make us stronger and better as an organization.

Investing In Diversity And Inclusion Generates Value

Better results
More talent
More customers
Better talent
Stronger brand
Lower attrition

How Forrester Approaches D&I

Forrester works to foster an inclusive workplace filled with diverse perspectives.

Forrester seeks to hire and develop the best and the brightest talent. Our hiring initiatives focus on attracting talent from all backgrounds and perspectives — including racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ability representation.

Forrester’s brand, Bold at Work, guides our commitment to be proactive, transparent, and adopt a learning mindset toward our D&I work. To ensure that we remain consistent and authentic, we base each action, decision, policy change, and program on the long-held Forrester values of Client, Courage, Collaboration, Integrity, and Quality.

We are proud of the gender diversity of the company. Three of the company’s eight board members are women, and seven of the 12 members of the executive leadership team are women. Half of our US employees are women. We will leverage this experience to expand diversity in other areas.

Advancing D&I Through Memberships

To further advance its D&I journey, Forrester has joined the Work Without Limits Business Network and FourBlock.

Work Without Limits is a network of employers, educational institutions, employment service providers, and state and federal agencies committed to increasing employment opportunities and experiences for candidates with disabilities.

Work Without Limits is an initiative of Commonwealth Medicine, the consulting and operations division of UMass Chan Medical School.

FourBlock is a nationwide community of veterans and employers dedicated to transforming the veteran transition process and helping veterans achieve their potential.

Forrester’s D&I Journey

We are on a voyage to be better stewards of inclusiveness, fairness, and equity in Forrester and in society. We are far from perfect on this front — but will persist in taking a forward step every day as we navigate this essential journey. 
— George F. Colony

CEO and Chairman of the Board, Forrester

Our aspiration is for our workplace to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and that every employee has an equal opportunity to join, belong, and thrive in our company. Accelerating this journey is a strategic priority for our business.