Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Simpson Strong-Tie

At Simpson Strong-Tie, we believe in treating everyone with respect and dignity. We also believe great change comes with great commitment. It’s our responsibility to work toward an inclusive, equitable and diverse company, and to positively impact our local and global communities.

Our company founder Barc Simpson’s Nine Principles of Business are our company values and serve as our north star to keep guiding our steps in the right direction. In Company Value #5 — Everybody Matters, Barc said, “Everybody in a company is important. Everybody. That’s absolutely crucial and so you must do everything you can to make people feel that they’re valued.”

Everybody Matters

We want everyone who works at Simpson Strong-Tie to feel valued and build their careers here. We’ve created a unique culture that recognizes the talents and contributions of every individual and encourages ideas and feedback in all aspects of our business. And while our values and culture have stood us in good stead for more than 60 years, we understand the need to go beyond principle to ensure we are promoting diversity in hiring, thought and leadership.

Through our collective commitment to our values and our desire for great change, we will fight discrimination and use DEI to strengthen Simpson Strong-Tie and our communities.

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Where We Are Now

  • Our DEI Steering Committee is actively developing a multifaceted plan with concrete goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our company, and supporting DEI efforts externally. We will communicate on our progress as relevant. 
  • In 2020, we donated $40,000 to organizations supporting human rights and the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • In 2020, Vice President of Engineering Annie Kao was named in the Girl Geek X List of Top 60 Women Leading Engineering Teams.