We strive to make ThoughtWorks equitable, reflective and inclusive of the society we live in. A home to all: regardless of age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, background or identity. We’re proud of the work we’ve done championing Women in Tech. Our aim is to be 40% women in tech roles by 2022. Each of our regions has an additional focus area for diverse hiring within underrepresented groups in their countries.
People often say that working here is the first time they could be themselves at work. For us, inclusion is everyone’s job; it unifies us as a community, and brings out the best in individuals and teams. We build awareness and sensitize people on topics like building equitable tech, unconscious bias, micro-aggressions, being a good ally, prevention of discrimination and harassment in our workplaces, and more.
Cultivation is one of our core cultural values; when we help grow others, we grow ourselves. We seek out and nurture the potential in every ThoughtWorker, through coaching and mentoring, a culture of feedback, stretch opportunities and more. Our leadership development programs have had 50-60% women and UGM representation since 2012, consciously investing in a talent pipeline to shape our future.
The fantastic diversity of TWers has created our ‘secret sauce’ culture, the main reason people join, and stay. Our policies are not set in stone, and have been created with equity for marginalized and under-represented groups in mind. Good suggestions often become policy, for example supporting gender transitioning and adoption leave. We do regular compensation analysis and pay parity checks.