Bain's LGBTQ-related policies have created a culture of acceptance that's winning outside recognition. For nearly two decades at Bain (and at Bridgespan since its inception), we have had a written nondiscrimination policy that provides LGBTQ employees with the opportunity to work as openly and "out" as they feel comfortable.
In 2007, the Human Rights Campaign awarded a perfect score in its Corporate Equality Index to Bain and Bridgespan. We were among the first consulting firms ever to receive this distinction, and have obtained a perfect score ever since. The firm is also rated first in Vault's LGBTQ diversity ranking.
In the US, Bain is the first global consulting firm to offer reimbursement to same-sex couples for federal taxes levied on domestic partner health benefits. Bain is also a sponsor of the Uniting American Families Act in the US, which seeks to stop the deportation of binational same-sex couples. We've also done valuable work directly with the LGBTQ community, including projects for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Immigration Equality and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. In short, we've taken great strides toward making Bain and Bridgespan the very best places to work—for everyone.