Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at Morningstar
Change happens when we challenge the status quo; dare to ask the difficult questions; explore beyond our own experiences; and refuse to accept inequity as inalterable.
In 1984, our founder, Joe Mansueto, recognized inequity in the availability and distribution of financial information. He set out to change these practices, democratizing and demystifying investing and giving more people access to the tools, products, and information they needed to achieve their financial goals. This simple, revolutionary idea became the foundation of our company and the core of our mission: empowering investor success.
Our mission hasn’t changed, but the ways in which we live it, the lenses through which we interpret it, and the metrics we use to measure it, have.
Today, we recognize diversity, equity, and inclusion as integral to our mission and inextricable from our actions. From examining our internal policies and practices to hiring and advancing a more diverse cohort of colleagues, mobilizing our research capabilities to deepening our education and understanding, we’re committed to leveraging our partnerships, platforms, and position to redefine outcomes, advance positive change, and lead by example.
It’s easier to build a diverse workforce than it is to create a truly inclusive, equitable workplace. At our Mumbai office, many of the conversations center around onsite childcare and other actions we can take to better support and empower women in the workplace—especially young mothers.
From person to person and from country to country, the relationship to, understanding of, and engagement with DEI varies widely. For a global organization like Morningstar, this adds an additional layer of complexity. But this is a journey we’re on together; seeing everyone’s eagerness to learn, to grow; and to contribute has been incredibly heartening.
Senior Marketing Manager, London
Employee Celebration Dinner, Paris, France
Pride Party, Chicago, United States
DEI objectives are business objectives. We need to achieve our DEI goals in the same way that we achieve key business goals: with strategy, with tools, and with the same intentional focus. DEI isn’t separate from our continued success as an organization—it’s central to that success.
Jennika Gold Thomas
Global Head of Data, Chicago
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When we prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion, everyone wins. We’re committed to creating a workplace that encourages and supports all of us.
We believe that knowledge is power. We empower investors by transparently reporting data through our research, channeling it through our software, and using it to inform and drive our strategies. As we continue to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at Morningstar, we’re committed to sharing statistics about our global workforce today, and to updating this information as we progress toward our DEI goals. We know that there is still work to be done; through our self-ID initiative, we’re ensuring that our ongoing data tracking represents all of our colleagues, including our LGBTQ+ employees, non-binary employees, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
The data below represent Morningstar's global workforce as of December 31, 2020, with the exception of the employee ethnicity data, which only represent our United States offices. This data will be updated periodically to reflect our continued growth. While we have made meaningful progress over the past several years, we still see many opportunities to improve, and have established company-wide goals to guide our efforts and keep us accountable. There is no number that signifies an end to this important work—only more progress to be made.
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We’re proud to launch our first-ever Corporate Sustainability Report.
From mentorship to sponsorship to professional networks, we know that no one does it alone. Through our four pillar programs, we’re actively working to reshape the DEI landscape in our industry from the inside, out.
Residency offering full-time experience for participants completing their bachelor’s degree.
Internship welcoming experienced workers seeking to reenter the workforce after two or more years.
Hiring and development program that teaches entry-level employees professional and job-based skills, preparing them for long, successful careers with us.
Reverse Mentorship Program
Program exposing our senior leaders to different perspectives, informing behavioral changes rooted in empathy for an experience beyond their own.
Learn more about our programs and partnerships.
Morningstar’s employee resource groups (ERGs) offer our colleagues a safe, inclusive space to learn and socialize; to celebrate and explore; to raise awareness and to lift each other up. Whether you’d like to join us for a cultural celebration, learn about career development opportunities, or participate in a panel discussion, we’re here to welcome you.
Learn more about our ERGs.
Spotlight on DEI
Below, you’ll find a list of recent announcements related to DEI at Morningstar. Click through to learn more, and check back frequently for updates!
DECEMBER 10, 2020
DECEMBER 10, 2020
SEPTEMBER 25, 2020
SEPTEMBER 3, 2020
MARCH 10, 2020
MARCH 5, 2020
OCTOBER 24, 2019
We want all employees to know that they belong and are valued. We want them to trust that here, they will be supported and empowered to live up to their promise and potential.
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Invest Where It Counts
The work of creating an inclusive, equitable world never ends; there is always more we can do, more we must do. This is the work of real change. It’s a journey, not a destination. And it’s one we’re on together.
We know this work will be difficult. But we also know that it brings moments of joy, opportunities for deep connection, and material progress toward a more just future.
Whether you’re a member of our team, a client, or considering a career at Morningstar, we’re glad you’re on this journey with us.
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