Life at Evolent

2019 Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report

Evolent is committed to diversity and inclusion 

Evolent Health is committed to diversity and inclusion. Achieving our mission rests on our ability to treat all employees with respect and fairness in order to sustain and grow a diverse and inclusive culture. We strive to create a supportive environment where employees can freely express their whole selves to thrive at Evolent and beyond. By fostering and retaining diversified top talent, we enhance our culture and create greater value for our partners to improve health outcomes for patients. To that end, we are honored to have been included on's "Best Companies for Women to Advance List" for 2020, a recognition that reflects our commitment to creating policies and processes that ensure a fair and equitable work environment.

This report builds on our initial annual report, which reflects data from the years 2016-2018. The information contained on this page is our Diversity and Inclusion 2019 Annual Report, which includes a dashboard that tracks our progress and insight into our focus areas for 2020.

The data below demonstrate our progress on several diversity and inclusion objectives in 2019. They represent outcomes of a subset of the various programs and activities we have in place that help us ensure diversity and inclusion in all the work we do. We maintain high aspirations beyond what we achieved in 2019 and we are committed to continuing this work.  

This dashboard reveals diversity numbers at Evolent Health. The diversity numbers are self-identified. This data is collected in Workday, our Human Resource Information System, and through Evolent Health’s twice annual employee engagement survey. Leadership, self-identified and race/ethnicity data is for domestic employees only. All other data includes employees located in India.

This is data as of December 31, 2019.


Racial and Ethnic Minority category language follows EEOC and the census guidelines.

Leadership is defined at Evolent Health as Managing Director level and above.



Data was collected through a voluntary employee engagement survey.


Data collected for the first time in the Fall 2019 employee engagement survey.
The purpose of the collection is to foster an inclusive environment. 

Employee Experience: Inclusion

We strive for transparency about our representation data, and also feel it is important to index the effectiveness of our diversity and inclusion efforts by measuring employee perceptions of whether they can truly be themselves in our workplace.

The Work Ahead In 2020

Transparency on representation data at Director and above levels

We are committed to sharing both gender and minority representation. In 2020, we are expanding our focus to Director and above from Managing Director and above.

Supplier Diversity Code of Conduct and review of future policy

To meet the needs of our partners and the patients we serve, Evolent will create a Code of Conduct to forge a path toward having supplier diversity.

Internal Mobility Program

Our desire is to be recognized as a company that has a passion for developing people, with a culture and infrastructure that engages and supports our agile workforce.

Earn a top score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index

To achieve our company goal of being a leading destination for top talent, we are aiming for a perfect score on this important national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.

Share our support for diversity and inclusion externally

Evolent is committed to Diversity and Inclusion, and we are committed to enhancing our publicly available information to share what we are doing to support it.

Forums for Action: Business Resource Groups

Underrepresented Minorities (URM)

Mission to increase and sustain the representation of underrepresented minorities throughout Evolent by creating an inclusive environment defined by access to equitable opportunities. For more information, contact

Evolent Emerging Leaders (EEL)

Empowering all Evolenteers to become leaders by facilitating and encouraging opportunities for learning, collaborating across departments and developing Evolent leadership competencies. For more information, contact

Beyond The Walls

Fosters and reinforces culture regardless of geography or function as a competitive advantage. Our committee members ensure inclusion for remote offices and employees for company events and share activities per location throughout the year. For more information, contact Meredith Perrin

Supporting Evolent's Reservists and Veterans (SERV)

Supporting Reservists, Guardsman, and Veterans at Evolent as well as providing support to the Talent team in their veteran recruiting and retention efforts. SERV’s membership is inclusive of Evolenteers related to Veterans, as well as any other Evolenteers who want to show support. For more information, contact


Supporting our LGBTQ+ Evolenteers and allies to foster an environment of openness and support because Evolenteers who bring their whole selves to work can fulfill their career aspirations and have a rewarding experience. We are a resource to connect members to build their professional networks and help staff grow personally and professionally. For more information, contact

Women of Evolent

An inclusive group of employees who are passionate about creating an equal workplace for all genders. For more information, contact

Forums for Action: Safe Space Ambassador Program

A Safe Space Ambassador (SSA) is an Evolent employee who serves as a peer resource for Evolenteers regarding Diversity and Inclusion topics. Safe Space Ambassadors:

  • Act as a liaison between the D&I Committee and Evolenteers regarding broader D&I efforts and initiatives
  • Facilitate and/or support D&I-related conversations, programs, initiatives and surveys
  • Guide interested Evolenteers to appropriate Business Resource Groups
  • Hold one-on-one meetings with employees to discuss concerns, questions or issues

For more information, contact