Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

What We're About

Our DEI Mission

To foster, cultivate, and preserve a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Maxwell Locke & Ritter.

Our DEI Vision

To support Maxwell Locke & Ritter’s vision to be a great place to work by embracing our people’s differences in race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, physical and mental ability, religion, age, and other characteristics that make our people unique.

How We Got Here

“Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team was born from a dream of increasing diversity at every level at Maxwell Locke & Ritter. I am blessed to have people in my life who have not only given me opportunities to prove myself, but also advocated for me throughout my journey. I want to be that advocate for our team members by empowering each person to thrive and reach their full potential.

Starting the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team provided space to prioritize fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture where our people have a sense of belonging, where we take actions based on equity over equality, and where we invite our people to the table and give them a voice to make our firm a better place to serve our clients and grow in our careers.”

Diana Garcia Mil, CPA   |  Audit Partner

“The work of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team is in direct alignment with our firm’s core values. Maxwell Locke & Ritter believes in creating an environment where people are motivated by empowerment and emphasizes treating everyone with honesty, dignity and respect. We have learned and grown from the DEI team’s trainings, events, and initiatives.”

Kyle Parks, CPA   |  Leading Partner

What We’re Doing

Areas of Focus

Firmwide diversity, equity, and inclusion education and community involvement


Intentional recruiting initiatives, focused candidate outreach, and objective hiring practices


Promotion of our profession to secondary students in underrepresented groups

Trainings on topics such as “Conversations on Implicit Bias”, “The Leadership Imperative of Diversity & Inclusion”, “Cultivating Inclusion with Courageous Conversations” and “Effective Interview Strategies”

Events such as Lunar New Year Celebration, Juneteenth Luncheon, and Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Skull Decorating

Partnerships and sponsorships of Breakthrough Central Texas, AICPA Foundation, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting at the University of Texas, and the LGBT Chamber Education Fund

Volunteering with organizations serving underrepresented groups such as Meals on Wheels, Mobile Loaves & Fishes, CASA of Travis County, and many others

Interactive offerings such as podcast lunch and learns, film discussion groups, monthly Teams chats, and opportunities to contribute to our quarterly newsletter

What the Future Looks Like

We are dedicated to being a great place to work – a place where all are welcome, included, empowered, and reflective of the Austin community. While we are proud of the accomplishments of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team, we will keep building on this foundation as we and the world continue to evolve. Our people are committed to learning together and making changes where needed.

See Yourself Here?

If our firm’s culture and commitment to DEI resonates with you, we welcome you to visit our careers page and apply today.

As a firm that embraces people from different backgrounds, we encourage applications from members of the BIPOC or LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with visible or hidden disabilities, and military veterans. Let us know if you prefer certain pronouns or if you need reasonable accommodations at any point throughout our recruitment and selection process.

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