We are thrilled to announce that Texthelp has been awarded the Bronze Diversity Mark in recognition of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. This marks an important step in our journey towards growing a more inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive.
As part of the assessment process Texthelp submitted a detailed 3-year plan to advance gender diversity in our workforce. Our Diversity Mark application was assessed by an independent panel of experts, who commended Texthelp’s progress and ambitions. The panel also suggested a number of targets to action as we work towards Silver Diversity Mark status.
Diversity Mark recognition is not a conclusion to our efforts in DEI, but the start of a continual process of action and review.
Among our agreed objectives, we plan to institute a company-wide D&I policy with input from employees and external resources. Alongside this, we will continue to engage in industry partnerships and initiatives aimed at widening female participation in technology. We will also take conscious action to widen our pool of female applicants for developer roles.
Commending Texthelp’s efforts, Christine White, Head of Business at Diversity Mark said: “We are delighted to recognise Texthelp for their commitment to Gender Diversity by awarding them the Bronze Diversity Mark. Our independent assessment panel welcomed their enthusiastic approach to building a more diverse company and making the clear connection between diversity and inclusion and business growth. We congratulate everyone at Texthelp on this achievement and we look forward to working with them as they develop their diversity initiatives over the coming years.”
Texthelp CEO and founder Martin McKay said: “The products and services we provide at Texthelp are forward-thinking and inclusive at their core. As we set out our company vision for the future, we want to ensure our workplace culture and structure better reflect the diverse audiences we serve. This award marks an important step in achieving that.”
HR Officer Andrew McDermott added: “We believe that having a diverse and well-balanced workforce should no longer be an aspiration, but a necessity. We are confident that by improving diversity within our organisation, we will benefit from different perspectives, improved relations, and more creative ideas, positioning us to offer better solutions to our customers.”
Find out more about the Diversity Mark accreditation scheme and how you can get involved here.