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
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.
GoCardless values diversity and inclusion, as we believe it is essential to innovation and the overall success of the company in the long term.
As a result we have created company level goals to improve the gender balance by 2025, particularly at the senior levels, supported by investment and key initiatives.
We are also focusing our efforts on embedding D&I into our culture so it becomes a part of every People process and every Manager’s role - together this will create greater clarity and accountability across the entire organisation on D&I progress.
Diversity and Inclusion report
We annually review our company makeup, our progress to date in building a more representative and inclusive workplace, and the areas which we must continue to address. We also outline our Gender Pay Gap in line with UK government requirements. Currently:
42% identify as women
28% identify as Black, Asian, Mixed or Other
9% identify as LGBTQIA+
9% identify as neurodiverse
2% identify as disabled
You can read our full Diversity & Inclusion reports from the last two years below to see more details on how we're reflecting the outside, inside.