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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Bentley

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"Diversity is in our character, in our DNA. It’s necessary to succeed in what we do. We want to keep learning and getting better and more diverse, with more assurance of inclusion and equity."

— Greg Bentley CEO, Bentley Systems

a better Bentley for everyone

Building a Diverse Workforce

Diversity empowers creativity. We are broadening our professional and internship programs, along with revising our hiring processes, to ensure that our workforce reflects the world in which we live. We’ll only grow more diverse, more inclusive, and more innovative in shaping the world’s infrastructure.

Promoting Inclusivity

Recognizing each other not just for the work we do but for who we are is essential to our success. We’re working to make sure all colleagues feel seen, safe, and supported in ways big and small, from auditing our policies for inclusive language to expanding our healthcare options.

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Reaching Out

Our colleagues aren’t only looking for leadership for answers—they’re suggesting solutions. In 2020, colleagues formed the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (IDEA), which is built of four employee resource groups—OpenAbilities, OpenPride, People of Color in the U.S. (POCUS), and Women at Bentley—to further Bentley’s efforts. Like other initiatives, including the Bentley Network of Women mentoring program and outreach to communities underrepresented in tech, colleagues are at the heart of IDEA’s success.

Working Together

As a global company operating in 195 countries, we have colleagues from many different cultures and backgrounds, each contributing their own unique and valued perspective. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is what makes us successful.Our employee-led resource groups are at the heart of our effort to build an inclusive environment. Whether hosting panel discussions or providing resources for allies, these colleagues are making Bentley a more welcoming workplace.

  • OpenAbilities
  • OpenAbilities

    OpenAbilities helps provide tools, support, and education for colleagues with disabilities and those supporting people with disabilities. While providing a support system for one another through group meetings and by sharing resources, OpenAbilities group members have also shared their personal stories with Bentley colleagues to help those not in the disability community better understand their unique experiences.

    Bentley colleagues working on a ramp
  • OpenPride
  • OpenPride

    OpenPride aims to increase the visibility of the LGBTQIA+ community within Bentley and foster a sense of belonging. How do we do it? In ways big and small, from hosting an LGBTQIA+ advocate as a speaker, to helping advocate for policy changes, to celebrating Pride.

    Three women on a virtual meeting
  • People of Color in the U.S.
  • People of Color in the U.S.

    Group members are working to eradicate workplace racial inequalities, educate colleagues about racism, and promote racial diversity and inclusion. People of Color in the U.S. has also been a safe space for open conversations about the Black experience – conversations that POCUS members generously shared at panel discussions and watch parties.

    Four people on virtual meeting
  • Women at Bentley
  • Women at Bentley

    These colleagues encourage and support women as they pursue their goals without biases or barriers. Members not only support one another, they also engage colleagues by hosting a book club and asking them to think critically. For example, on International Women’s Day, members shared with colleagues what advice they would give to their younger selves. While they haven’t invented time travel to take their own advice (yet), anything is possible. Stay tuned.

    Three woman talking at a table

OpenAbilities

OpenAbilities helps provide tools, support, and education for colleagues with disabilities and those supporting people with disabilities. While providing a support system for one another through group meetings and by sharing resources, OpenAbilities group members have also shared their personal stories with Bentley colleagues to help those not in the disability community better understand their unique experiences.

Bentley colleagues working on a ramp

OpenPride

OpenPride aims to increase the visibility of the LGBTQIA+ community within Bentley and foster a sense of belonging. How do we do it? In ways big and small, from hosting an LGBTQIA+ advocate as a speaker, to helping advocate for policy changes, to celebrating Pride.

Three women on a virtual meeting

People of Color in the U.S.

Group members are working to eradicate workplace racial inequalities, educate colleagues about racism, and promote racial diversity and inclusion. People of Color in the U.S. has also been a safe space for open conversations about the Black experience – conversations that POCUS members generously shared at panel discussions and watch parties.

Four people on virtual meeting

Women at Bentley

These colleagues encourage and support women as they pursue their goals without biases or barriers. Members not only support one another, they also engage colleagues by hosting a book club and asking them to think critically. For example, on International Women’s Day, members shared with colleagues what advice they would give to their younger selves. While they haven’t invented time travel to take their own advice (yet), anything is possible. Stay tuned.

Three woman talking at a table

You Belong at Bentley

Our global colleagues speak countless languages, have diverse life experiences, and have unique ways of expressing their identities.
These are some of the leaders who make sure all of them feel that they belong.

Natalie Portrait

Natalie Plummer

Director, diversity, equity, and inclusion
Angela Curry headshot

Angela Curry

VP, Chief Compliance Officer
Chris Bradshaw

Chris Bradshaw

Chief marketing officer, openPride executive sponsor
Katriona Lord Levens

Katriona Lord-Levins

Chief success officer, OpenAbilities executive sponsor
Santanu Das

Santanu Das

SVP, chief acceleration officer, women at bentley executive sponsor
Claire Portrait

Claire Rutkowski

SVP, CIO Champion, People of Color in the US Executive Sponsor