Diversity brings different ideas, but how does a top firm such as Fidelity Investments ensure an inclusive company culture?

Siliconrepublic.com spoke to Mitchell Cash, director of talent acquisition, development and inclusion at Fidelity Investments Ireland, earlier this year.

Cash said that inclusion allows employees to bring their “full selves” to work. This has become especially important as the line between professional and personal lives becomes more blurred.

“Asking someone to park their persona at the door is effectively leaving some of their skillset at the door,” he said.

Cash also spoke about how Fidelity hosts events to encourage diversity and, importantly, it runs those events for all of its associates, not just for certain members.

Words by Jenny Darmody