Diversity makes us better at what we do
We want to create a place where everyone can thrive
We want GoCardless to be a diverse, inclusive and fair workplace for all and so we have increasingly placed a focus on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). Our ambition is to look beyond pure demographics and foster a culture where true diversity of thought is nurtured and recognised as adding undeniable value to how we do business.
“Diversity and Inclusion is important for both our culture and mission; we care deeply about building a company that values diversity at all levels, designing equal opportunity for growth and creating an environment where all people feel they belong.”
Hiroki Takeuchi, CEO
Here's how we're doing it
Given the large number of hires we have been making in recent months, we have continuously reviewed both our hiring processes and channels to eliminate bias. We’ve introduced programs that attract diverse talent and we continuously seek to create hiring experiences that are fair, transparent and accessible by all.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
GoCardless has a history of strong, active volunteers who have been leading a range of D&I efforts in recent years.
Thanks to these employee-led groups we have been able to further our efforts in voluntary diversity data collection this year, to develop support for parents and carers, offer community mentoring opportunities in partnership with Career Accelerator, help to raise awareness and empathy during significant events of the past year, and importantly, offer more employees a community of people with whom they share experiences and interests.
BEAM aims to increase the opportunity for the Black, Ethnic and Asian Minority community.
Our Inspiring group is on a mission to encourage gender equality for all.
Pride works to ensure the LGBTQIA+ community feel represented and empowered to be themselves.
Our newest group representing the needs of disabled and neurodiverse current and future employees.
Mindful provides a community for all things mental health at GoCardless.
To strengthen our commitment to D&I we have recently appointed our first Director of Diversity & Inclusion, an experienced culture change leader, which will allow us to have a more strategic and systematic approach to building a diverse and inclusive organisation for the long term and as we scale.
The Director will work with the executive team and ERGs to define clear D&I targets that GoCardless will commit to achieving over the next three years, and to develop a structured roadmap of initiatives aligned with those targets.
This will create greater clarity and accountability across the entire organisation on D&I progress.
Diversity and Inclusion report
In October 2022, we released our first Diversity and Inclusion Report to provide a transparent overview of our company make-up, our progress to date in building a more representative and inclusive workplace, and the areas we have identified which we must continue to address.
46% identify as women
32% identify as Black, Asian, Mixed or Other
10% identify as LGBTQIA+
9% identify as neurodiverse