We Foster a Values-Based Culture
Redwood’s strong, positive culture is a driving factor in our success. Our culture is based on our six values of growth, results, passion, relationships, innovation and integrity. It enables us to meet our strategic goals to grow and evolve as an organization. It inspires us to do our best work together. And it engages and connects us to each other, to our clients and to our community.
Pursue profitable GROWTH at all levels.
We pursue profitable organizational growth that creates value and supports our longevity. We believe investing in individual and team growth contributes to organizational growth.
Focus on RESULTS that matter.
We are outcome oriented. We prioritize work that delivers impact to the organization, our business partners and our shareholders. We measure results and celebrate achievements.
Channel PASSION, expertise, and energy into our work.
We are intellectually passionate, relish problem-solving, and work with energy and enthusiasm. We inspire each other to bring our best work forward.
Cultivate RELATIONSHIPS to build meaningful connections.
We believe that our relationships are the source of our strength. We invest in our relationships with our colleagues, business partners and communities to foster meaningful connections and create a fun and interesting place to work.
We seek opportunities to innovate, evolve, and re-invent what we do. We generate solutions for our customers and business partners and our agility enables us to create new and enhanced pathways to organizational success.
Steward INTEGRITY and do what’s right.
We take pride in our credibility and reliability and in doing the right thing for all stakeholders.
Redwood people are a group of talented individuals who are central to fulfilling our corporate mission, which is to make quality housing, whether rented or owned, accessible to all American households. We recognize that our people are our greatest asset and we are proud to hire, develop and retain exceptionally talented individuals with a variety of expertise.
Our goal is to support our employees in thriving personally and professionally and we are committed to best-in-class human capital practices that have a positive impact on shareholders, our company, our people, and the communities in which we do business.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND BELONGING
The diverse experiences and backgrounds of our people are a key component to fostering a strong culture and driving organizational performance. Recruiting, developing, and retaining a thriving and diverse workforce is a priority for the Management team, and we are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where everyone is valued and respected. Simply put, we believe that working to build and support a diverse and inclusive workforce makes us a better firm.
Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (“DEIB”) program includes:
- DEIB focused training and education
- Women’s leadership events
- Diversity and inclusion events
- Supported employee resource groups
- Targeted development programs
- Targeted recruitment initiatives
DEIB WORKING GROUPS
Together, our DEIB Steering Committee and Employee Diversity Council drive our DEIB focused culture and initiatives.
DEIB Steering Committee: The DEIB Steering Committee is comprised of the Management team and senior leaders from across the organization. The DEIB Steering committee sets the strategic direction for the company’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging program, establishes goals for the work, and defines the measures of success. The Steering Committee provides sponsorship and support for the Employee Diversity Council.
Employee Diversity Council: The Employee Diversity Council is comprised of employees from all areas and levels within the organization. Members of the Employee Diversity Council provide DEIB-focused recommendations on enterprise-wide policies, training, communications, employee engagement, corporate partnerships, and community involvement.
The mission statement of the Employee Diversity Council captures the spirit of our DEIB work at Redwood:
We believe that diverse thinking and perspectives lead to stronger business results, innovation, and better decision making. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment with a culture of belonging where all our team members feel connected, engaged, and can live in their authentic identities at work.
We’re proud to partner with and support organizations that focus on driving diversity, inclusion, and belonging efforts in our broader communities.
Our partners include:
- Summer Search
- Invest in Girls
- Marin Promise
- Student Sponsor Partners
- Structured Finance Association working groups:
- DEI Working Group
- Scholarship Fund
Women's Leadership At Redwood
Our women’s employee resource group, Redwood TogetHER, is an important factor in our diversity and inclusion efforts. Redwood TogetHER supports not only gender inclusion, but also plays a key role in defining professional development and infrastructure initiatives that make Redwood a great place for women to work.
Redwood TogetHER is proud to partner with several organizations that promote women’s causes including:
- Denver Women’s Symposium
- Invest in Girls
- Women in Structured Finance (WIS)
- The Gathering Place
- The Breast Cancer Research Fund
At Redwood, giving back to our communities is a core aspect of our culture. We strive to create positive social impact by investing in programs and partnerships that benefit the communities where we work and live through a variety of programs.
CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY AND PARTNERSHIPS
We’re proud to work with a number of nonprofit organizations including:
- SFA Foundation Scholarship Fund
- MBA Opens Doors
- Invest in Girls
- Boys & Girls Club of Denver
- The Gathering Place
REDWOOD EMPLOYEE FOUNDATION
Founded in 2007, the Redwood Employee Foundation is an employee-led group that raises funds and makes charitable grants to a variety of non-profit organizations in our communities. To date, the Employee Foundation has made over $475,000 in grants to charities selected by our employees.
The Redwood Employee Foundation organizes our volunteerism efforts, which include regular Habitat for Humanity workdays, annual school supply drives, and holiday giving programs.