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Diversity makes us better at what we do

Diversity makes us better at what we do
Diversity makes us better at what we do
We want to create a place where everyone can thrive
We want to create a place where everyone can thrive

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

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Here's how we're doing it

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

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

BEAM

BEAM aims to increase the opportunity for the Black, Ethnic and Asian Minority community.

Inspiring

Inspiring

Our Inspiring group is on a mission to encourage gender equality for all.

Pride

Pride

Pride works to ensure the LGBTQIA+ community feel represented and empowered to be themselves.

Access

Access

Our newest group representing the needs of disabled and neurodiverse current and future employees.

Mindful

Mindful

Mindful provides a community for all things mental health at GoCardless.

Looking ahead
Looking ahead

Looking ahead

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
Diversity and Inclusion report

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

Read our D&I reportGender pay gap report 20/21

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