Criterion Qualifies as 2022 NOVA Champion for Accountability

Criterion Qualifies as 2022 NOVA Champion for Accountability


We are proud to announce that Criterion has been recognized by the The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the NOVA Chamber of Commerce as an inaugural 2022 Northern Virginia Champion for Accountability.

This program recognizes employers in Northern Virginia that have taken the first step toward corporate diversity: they are willing to collect, share, and act on data about the demographic composition of their owners, senior staff, and boards.

As a NOVA Champion, Criterion affirms its commitment to the following actions:

  • Provide a voluntary, safe way for staff, senior leadership, and board members to provide self-identified demographic and share findings regularly with staff.
  • Regularly review and update position descriptions / requirements to widen the pool of potentially qualified candidates (skills-based hiring).
  • Identify and recruit from candidate pools that represent a more diverse cross-section of talent.
  • Develop clear, attainable pathways for staff to move into management and leadership positions.

“I am proud to say that our employees truly represent the diversity of this great nation. By bringing together people from many backgrounds and perspectives to work towards one goal – meeting our customers’ missions – we benefit from increased innovation and productivity. Our company is stronger and more successful as a result,” said Promod Sharma, Criterion CEO. “It is worth repeating:  Embracing diversity makes us stronger – for our company and our nation.”