Diversity

Our DiversityQ.com brand supports organisations in creating a diverse workforce, working environment and business culture, maximising the benefits of diversity through increased productivity, improved staff satisfaction, creating a more sustainable business model and consequently enhancing corporate returns.

In addition, over the last four years, we have developed a portfolio of highly successful live events for our diversity community including the Women in IT series, the Women in Finance series and careers fairs such as Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders Today.

Diversity community

Progressive businesses are no longer concerned with how to just ‘deal with’ issues raised by the diversity agenda, but rather are now focusing on how to embrace diversity within their organisations, create an inclusive and diverse workforce, working environment and business culture, and maximise the benefits of diversity through increased productivity, improved staff satisfaction, creating a more sustainable business model and consequently enhancing corporate returns.

Research has shown that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on their executive teams are 21% more likely to have above-average profitability than companies in the 4th quartile of gender diversity. Similarly, with ethnic/cultural diversity, top quartile companies are 33% more likely to outperform on profitability. Companies with the most ethnically/diverse boards worldwide are 43% more likely to experience higher profits[1].

DiversityQ supports board members setting and enacting their D&I strategy, HR directors managing their departments to take D&I best practice and implement it in real life workplace situations, and brand advocates ensuring that their company has the right reputation and communications to attract and retain the top talent from across an increasingly diverse working population.

DiversityQ supports its business community through its:

  • Online portal DiversityQ.com which provides board members, HR professionals and D&I practitioners with the latest news, analysis, real-life case studies from industry practitioners, best practice guidance and research on the D&I sector across regulation, recruitment, skills & training and careers.
  • Live events program comprising a range of events, spearheaded by our Women in … series, to facilitate networking between C-suite, HR and D&I leaders, create forums for sharing best practice in the sector and provide opportunities to celebrate achievements by both individuals and businesses in fostering D&I within their organisations. These events have achieved a social media reach of over 10.8m people.

Drawing on our network of business leaders from the Women in IT Awards, Women in Finance Awards, Future Stars of Tech, Information Age and Growth Business, we help all sectors at whatever stage in their organisational transformation to fully harness the benefits of having a diverse workforce.

Source: 1. McKinsey – Delivering through diversity (Jan 2018)

Our Diversity Brands

DiversityQ

DiversityQ supports board members setting and enacting their D&I strategy, HR directors managing their departments to take D&I best practice and implement it in real life workplace situations, and brand advocates ensuring that their company has the right reputation and communications to attract and retain the top talent from across an increasingly diverse working population.

Women in IT Awards

Women in IT Awards is the world’s largest technology diversity event, attended by over 1,000 business and technology leaders. A globally influential awards programme, the event leads the charge in tackling technology’s damaging gender imbalance by showcasing the achievements and innovation of women in technology, identifying new role models and promoting further dialogue around diversity among key industry influencers.

Women in IT USA

Having grown to over 1,000 attendees at its annual London edition, on 22 March 2018 the Women in IT Awards brought its influential diversity programme to the US for the first time, taking place in one of the world’s most prominent business cities: New York. Already recognised as leading the way in achieving diversity in the technology world, the programme’s expansion to the US is set to increase its influence even further.

Tomorrow's Tech Leaders Today

Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders Today is technology’s largest careers fair exclusively for female university students and graduates. Now in its third year in London, the event has grown in reputation as an unparalleled and exclusive opportunity for women to connect with the technology industry’s top employers.

Future Stars of Tech

For the technology industry to be more diverse and inclusive, it needs to recognise its female rising stars and ensure they are nurtured into senior leadership positions. By identifying the industry’s top female career climbers, Future Stars of Tech is all about presenting a tomorrow where diversity is a positive force, not a challenge, in the world of technology.

Women in Finance Awards

The Women in Finance Awards is Europe’s largest diversity awards event, recognising high-achievers, advocates and role models for women in the sector. Despite making up more than half of the financial services workforce, women continue to dramatically lag behind their male counterparts in leadership roles. The Women in Finance Awards is leading the global charge to tackle this imbalance.