Diversity and Inclusion

Adtalem Global Education values diverse ideas and teams in order to serve our diverse student and member populations. We work collaboratively, committed to the idea that inclusion leads to innovation. And we empower more than 11,900 diverse colleagues around the globe to excel on the job and pursue their career dreams.

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Diverse Leadership Throughout the Organization


  • Under the leadership of President and CEO Lisa Wardell, Adtalem has notably increased female and multi-cultural representation on its Board of Directors since 2016. We believe diverse and independent Directors create stronger practices and outcomes for the company.
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  • Lisa Wardell is an advocate for increasing the number of women and minorities in corporate leadership positions, and in 2018 became a signatory with CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion.
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We believe in an inclusive culture and support the LGBTQ community


Adtalem supports a culture where colleagues can bring their full, authentic selves to work, and is inclusive regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Not only does the organization support the LGBTQ community, it provides healthcare benefits to same-sex life partners of employees, medical coverage for gender reassignment surgery and benefits for adoption by same-sex partners. Your family is our family, and we want to help you provide for them.

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We believe in serving those who served and support veterans


Adtalem has a long history of supporting veterans and provides pay differential to its military members and benefits in excess of state and federal requirements. Today, Adtalem continues that tradition by employing hundreds of veterans and reservists, many of whom have deployed while working with the organization. Through the Adtalem Global Education Foundation, we are also proud to support veterans’ groups and programming, including the American Humane Pups4Patriots initiative.

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We believe in creating a work environment that allows our entire team to excel and support those who require accommodations


Adtalem has a dedicated team that specializes in supporting our global colleagues with disabilities and medical issues (both physical and mental). Team members can request assistance from our HR team, and we will explore how we can best support you. As an applicant, to work with us on an accommodation, please contact AskHR at (855) 882-4770 and inform the HR team you need an accommodation in your hiring process. We will ensure we work with you to help you to be successful.

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Adtalem EDGE: Accelerating the advancement of women


Our EDGE (Empowerment, Diversity, Growth, Excellence) network, which supports the enhanced career experience and advancement of women in the workforce, is one of our most vibrant internal programs promoting professional development and diversity, with 23 chapters globally. Given EDGE’s vision to empower an internationally diverse group of women to network, mentor and participate in professional development programs, our students and members are also invited to attend select EDGE events hosted by their local chapters.