Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Charles River Associates is committed to reviewing and enhancing our policies, processes, and systems to ensure our firm is as diverse and dynamic as possible. In 2021, we hired our first Chief Inclusion and Engagement Officer and our CEO, Paul Maleh, joined more than 2,000 peers in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge. We have also launched dozens of initiatives aimed at showcasing the diversity of our organization and our inclusive culture.

Employee Resource Groups

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) were created to give our team members a forum to share their experiences, perspectives, and insights. Our ERGs include:

Women continue to face unique challenges both inside and outside the workplace. Women@CRA provides team members a space to network and share ideas for how our firm can develop and promote more women leaders throughout the organization. Learn more.


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At CRA, we work to foster a culture where individuals can feel proud of who they are. OutLoud@CRA gives our team members in the LGBTQI+ community and their allies a forum to share that pride and provide feedback on how we can make our organization even more inclusive. Learn more.


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As we actively work to make our firm more diverse, it is imperative that we give our colleagues opportunities to embrace and share their cultural identities and heritages. Mosaic@CRA seeks to bring together members of the Black, Hispanic, Latino/a, Native American, and Pacific Islander communities. Learn more.


PAC@CRA, our employee resource group dedicated to parents and caregivers, is committed to offering support along every step of our team members’ professional paths as we collectively cultivate a more inclusive workplace. PAC@CRA provides a forum to connect, receive support and foster community.