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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Mission Statement

At the Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association (GRIPA), Inc., and Cognisight, LLC, diversity, equity and inclusion are woven into the tapestry of our culture, and are fundamental to how we support our staff and serve our clients. We’re committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where we recognize that our sources for innovation are fueled by the differences in our experiences, faith, cultures, disabilities, races, ages, ideologies and personalities.

Diversity and Inclusion Values

  • Different lived experiences other than our own
  • Inclusive representation in leadership
  • Continued DEI learning and resources for every manager
  • Commitment to challenging systemic bias
  • Inclusive hiring standards
  • Pay equity

Diversity and Inclusion Beliefs

Empathy: We encourage sharing of different lived experiences of our colleagues and clients.

Commitment: We are committed to inclusive representation through reporting objectively, helping to highlight inherent biases in recruitment.

Empowerment: Providing continued DEI learning for inherent biases, racism, and sensitivity training.

Equity: Commitment to working an environment where constructive feedback can be given without fear of retaliation.

Collaboration: Ensuring that everyone involved in the hiring process has training in inclusive hiring processes.

Fairness: Objectively measuring pay equity and taking steps to ensure that all people are paid fairly irrespective of what diverse group they may be a part of.