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Affinity Groups

At Appian, our employee-led Affinity Groups play a key part in our efforts on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

About Our Groups

Each of our eight employee-led affinity groups play a vital role in…

  • Articulating, building, promoting, and supporting the needs and goals of their various communities.
  • Creating a positive impact through social, education, and outreach activities.
  • Fostering partnerships at Appian through inclusivity and educating allies.
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The mission of AppianWomen is to foster a community of women and allies focused on connecting, inspiring, and growing successful women at Appian by creating value for women with opportunities to boost their careers, create memories with their colleagues, and give back to the community of women outside of Appian.


An overarching goal for AppianWomen is to create a more inclusive environment, bringing together both women and allies around the world.


AppianWomen offers a mentorship opportunity to all members. Anyone, whether AppianWomen member or ally, can sign up to become a mentor to a protégé. Both the mentor and the protégé give and grow through the mentoring process.


In an effort to foster and support personal and professional development, AppianWomen provides opportunities for women to develop themselves through internal workshops on networking, negotiation, small talk training, and more.

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The mission of AppianHeritage is to celebrate and foster an environment of support and empowerment amongst employees of all races, cultures, and ethnicities to amplify their impact on the Appian community


We aim to foster a supportive community for all employees, inclusive of all races and backgrounds, by hosting events throughout the year to observe national and international holidays. We also engage with partners and customers to host events for the broader Appian community, and participate in charitable community events.


An environment of constant learning is vitally important. We conduct workshops, host book clubs, and facilitate open conversations in order to educate our employees on the experiences of people of diverse backgrounds and how to be good allies. We also support career development and leadership development for all races/ethnicities/cultures, ensuring equity in opportunity for all.


Diversity of cultures brings diversity of thought which leads to innovation. We support the efforts of recruiting to bring in candidates with diverse backgrounds by attending career fairs and hosting panel discussions.

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The mission if AppianGreen is to minimize the environmental footprint of Appian by promoting sustainable practices across our business and educating and empowering employees to make positive change.


We focus on actions, behaviors, and policy that minimize our overall environmental impact.


Through education and awareness, we encourage sustainable choices.


We are passionate about connecting with fellow employees and local organizations to influence positive environmental change in our communities.

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The mission of AppianPride is to celebrate and foster a safe, equal, and affirmative environment within the larger Appian community and beyond to attract, retain, and develop employees within the LGBTQ+ community.


We are focused on fostering a community within Appian for LGBTQ+ employees and allies, by offering social and networking opportunities.


We educate employees on how to be effective allies in the workplace and work within Appian to thoughtfully support LGBTQ+ employee needs.


We engage with the wider LGBTQ+ community through recruitment activities, corporate events, and charitable outreach programs.

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The mission of AppianWellness is to enhance organizational & personal health and provide all employees with access to physical & mental resources for the betterment of their whole-life wellness.

Support & Promote Overall Well-Being

To enhance organizational and personal health, and to promote work life balance and overall whole-life wellness, we strive to provide resources such as wellness fairs, exercise groups, and educational workshops.

Wellness Advocates

Our goal is to advocate physical and mental health to help employees achieve optimal well-being.

Meditation Program

With access to our Meditation program, started and run by our very own employees every week, we are providing mental health resources to all employees for the betterment of their whole-life wellness.

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The mission of AppianRise is to create and foster an inclusive community dedicated to sparking meaningful discussion about personal and professional developments for employees early in their careers.


We influence by leveraging and providing resources that individuals can use to further their personal and professional development as they choose.


We create opportunities for you to hear from a wide array of industry leaders on what makes them great at what they do and how you can achieve analogous goals.


Through our networking opportunities, you are encouraged to get outside you department to expand your professional and social networks while also seeing what other opportunities and support systems exist at Appian.

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The mission of AppianVeterans is to create a community that recruits, develops, recognizes, and elevates those that have both served in military and first-responder roles, their families, and anyone that supports bringing the unique values of this community to our broader Appian community.


Our focus is to raise awareness of how AppianVeterans can contribute to Appian’s culture.


Our goal is to provide support for Veterans and First-Responders both within Appian and our community.


Create a strong community for Veterans and First-Responders both within Appian and our greater community. 

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The mission of AppianAbility is to build a community around support, advocacy, and education for those with physical disabilities or neurodiversities, their families and caregivers, and allies at Appian.


We are committed to creating a safe community for people with physical disabilities or neurodiversities, their families, caregivers, and allies.


We advocate for accommodations and beneficial policies for those with physical disabilities or neurodiversities.


We are focused on educating the Appian community about physical disabilities or neurodiversities and how they can be better allies.

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