When Optimity Advisors was created, our founders vowed to create a culture unlike those found in the traditional corporations they’d left.
No rigid hierarchies. No stuffy management. And never forget it’s our people who make this advisory firm like no other. That’s why, as we continue our rapid growth, we’re determined to keep the culture at Optimity Advisors collaborative, innovative and fun.
Our Core Values
- Collaborative Partner
- Dedicated to Excellence
- Committed to Integrity
- Creative Innovation
- Passionate in Work & Life
- Entrepreneurial Mindset
A Voice in What Matters
At Optimity Advisors, it doesn’t matter if someone’s a brand new associate or a senior exec, everyone’s voice is important and everyone is heard. Ideas can come from anyone, and that’s why we include team members with all degrees of experience on our projects.
“One of the nice things about Optimity is the opportunity and freedom to be involved in many different aspects of the business. Outside of my client work, I contribute to the Wellness newsletter, I’m part of the DC Office Values & Community workgroup, I work directly with senior leadership on business development opportunities, and have helped do market research to explore new areas of work for Optimity.”
“I superbly love my job. I know that that is rare. I enjoy working under my boss, but don’t feel pigeon-holed under a single person, and don’t feel a sense of hierarchy in that way. I can turn to any of my peers, and any of a pool of experts to help me solve a problem.”
“First and foremost, meaningful work to me means that I am able to help people on a daily basis – whether that is the client to do a better job, more efficient job, or improve a process or it could be the end consumer of the firm that is the beneficiary of the services we provide. I find both at Optimity.”
“To me, meaningful work is when I am constantly learning from the people around me. Mentorship is a critical aspect of engagements at Optimity, and I’ve learned a tremendous amount from the senior team members that I’ve worked with on a day-to- day basis. Additionally, one thing I love about Optimity is that we strive to not be hierarchical. I’ve learned just as much from the newer, younger team members on my engagements and feel that the culture of our company really encourages feedback to go both ways.”
Sarah, Senior Associate
We understand the power of being different in an ever-changing marketplace. And we know there’s strength in hiring people of different backgrounds and perspectives including race, culture, gender, spirituality, and sexual orientation. By fully embracing diversity, our people become more connected and attuned to each other, which strengthens our business and expands our possibilities.
To foster diversity within the company, we’ve established a Diversity Task Force and Diversity Work Group—two groups with the same mission. The Work Group is comprised of a broad range of employees who, among other efforts, host discussions around what diversity is, what it means for the company and how it can bring us together and make us more effective as colleagues and as community members. By contrast, the Task Force sets the tone for diversity from top management, who develops objectives, specific initiatives and goals.
How are we doing with gender equality? That’s a question we continue to evaluate through our Lean-In Circle, which aims to foster meaningful support, dialogue, and action among all Optimity employees to enable Optimity to be best-in-class in the way we approach workplace gender diversity. We discuss such topics as unconscious bias, gender communication, and work-life integration and drive improvements to Optimity’s support mechanisms, like parental leave benefits. We also organize panels of senior leadership, particularly women, to provide a sounding board for our employees and a chance to learn and share insights, observations, opportunities and inspiration.
Like the motto of the Corporation for National Service says, we’re all about “Getting Things Done.” As a community-minded company, we actively engage in a variety of local and regional efforts to serve those around us.
Summer of Service to Seniors DC
Feed My Starving Children Minneapolis
Girls on the Run DC
Day of Service London
Day of Service NYC
March for Babies DC
Howard Recruiting Cupcake Social
Let's Get Ready NY
MLK Day DC
Women in Health IT
Day of Service Los Angeles