Diversity at ThoughtWorks

Please provide further information on diversity with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT. Please comment on issues such as recruitment, retention, promotion, child care, maternity leave, etc.

Looking at the diverse nature of the other graduates, from different countries and having a very good almost 50% split of gender in IT, this is a big focus for ThoughtWorks. There is an LGBT group that is very active and ThoughtWorks supports in the community in a number of different ways
Graduate, Brisbane
ThoughtWorks are actively involved in trying to understand and improve the situation for women working in IT where they are a minority. They assist related organisations as well as internally having very inclusive policies and people. ThoughtWorks has won awards for being an employer of choice for women as well so no need to go just based on my word either. ThoughtWorks are dedicated to removing the gender pay gap and release data showing their compliance with equal pay. ThoughtWorks are an organisation very interested in social justice in all respects and would not allow discrimination of people based on their ethnicity, LGBT status or gender. There is a LGBT group at ThoughtWorks who are active and listened to by the organisation. I was involved in the group’s recent efforts to ensure more employees were aware of LGBT issues particularly trans* issues. These were all very well received and encouraged. We also have interns from Career Trackers who support indigenous university students
Entry level, Melbourne
At the grad level they hire 50/50 male/female
Graduate, Brisbane
Women in IT is a big focus - a leader in this area
Graduate, Melbourne
Advocate to gender equalise, good maternity leave, pay review every half a year for grads
Graduate, Melbourne
ThoughtWorks is very concerned about diversity. Especially Women in IT and ethnic diversity.
Graduate, Brisbane

What does your company do to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds?

I don’t have any specific examples for ThoughtWorks Australia off the top of my head but I know ThoughtWorks India have a 2 year internship which they offer only to people from less privileged backgrounds.
Entry level, Melbourne
Level up programmes working with Colleges in low income areas
Graduate, Brisbane
ThoughtWorks has pretty much an open door policy. Conferences like Grace Hopper's encourage women to get involved in tech. ThoughtWorks also offers a lot of seminars, trainings, conferences that are open to everyone.
Graduate, Sydney