‘Inclusion Is Everyone’s Job’ — How This Company Fosters a Vibrant Community to Change the World

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April 19, 2024 at 4:20PM UTC

Founded in 1993, Thoughtworks has grown from humble beginnings to a huge team of more than 10,000 “Thoughtworkers” across 17 countries. Today, Thoughtworks is a leading global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and software engineering to enable enterprises and technology disruptors across the globe to thrive as modern digital businesses. By employing a cross-functional approach, the company pioneered the concept of distributed agile and aims to deliver software excellence at scale.

In order to continue their impressive impact on the world and maintain their industry-leading technology and culture, Thoughtworks has five aims:

  1. Be an awesome partner for clients and their ambitious missions.
  2. Revolutionize the technology industry.
  3. Amplify positive social change and advocate for an equitable tech future.
  4. Foster a vibrant community of diverse and passionate technologists.
  5. Achieve enduring commercial success and sustained growth.

And, of course, these goals cannot be achieved without fostering an equally spectacular culture “where people have the freedom to make an extraordinary impact on the world through technology,” says the company. “As a Thoughtworker, you are free to seek out the most ambitious challenges. Free to change career paths. Free to use technology as a tool for social change. Free to be yourself.”

Does Thoughtworks sound like a place where you would flourish? Read on to learn more about the company and apply to jobs today!

A focus on diversity and inclusion.

"This is the only organization I've worked for (in over 20 years) that really tries to live up to the diversity talk,” one Thoughtworker said. “I have never felt shut out of positions because of my gender."

At Thoughtworks, they know that, “Diversity, equity and inclusion have the power to create transformative social change.” To live up to this, Thoughtworks aims to deliver a workplace with a diverse workplace that is equitable, reflective and inclusive, and where tech talent can continuously grow and improve DE&I within the company. Thoughtworks achieve this through a few concrete ways, including:

  • Finding and nurturing diverse talent: As part of this goal, Thoughtworks aims to have 50% women in tech roles by 2025 (currently at 40%).

  • Enhancing inclusion and belonging: “For us, inclusion is everyone’s job; it unifies us as a community, and brings out the best in individuals and teams,” says Thoughtworks. As such, they work to build awareness, cultural sensitivity, techniques for preventing discrimination and more.

  • Providing advancement and opportunities: Thoughtworks aims to grow every employee via coaching, mentoring, feedback, stretch opportunities and more. And, this push and their culture at large has resulted in leadership development programs with “50-60% women and UGM representation since 2012.”

  • Growing retention and people policies: "The fantastic diversity of Thoughtworkers has created our ‘secret sauce’ culture, the main reason people join, and stay,” says the company. “Our policies are not set in stone, and have been created with equity for marginalized and under-represented groups in mind”

Benefits at Thoughtworks that we think you’ll love.

Thoughtworks provides numerous benefits to their employees. Some examples include how Thoughtworkers collaborate. Thoughtworks supports flexible working modelings, including remote and distributed teams, where Thoughtworks actively encourages healthy behaviors, and supports Thoughtworkers in navigating challenges they may face as they adapt to the remote working landscape. 

“We see immense value in cultivating effective remote work environments,” the company says. “For our employees, this means more flexibility in how, when, and where they work, and for our clients, we are able to ensure access to the best talent, no matter where they are in the world.”

For Thoughtworkers, this is a company that doesn’t just talk the talk — they walk the walk, too. In collaboration with their employee resource groups (ERGs), Thoughtworks also empowers their employees to influence and engage in year-round initiatives to promote intersectional awareness building, inclusion education, leadership development, and campaigns that seek to increase the representation of their diverse talent. 

Interested in applying for a position at Thoughtworks? They’re hiring for a variety of different roles! Browse open opportunities via the following link.

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