Our aim is to build a comprehensive understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in Sussex’s tech sector and where we must improve our individual and collective efforts.
Through the sharing of anonymised and aggregated data from businesses in Sussex’s tech community, we can identify where DEI challenges and imbalances lie within our organisations and work together to address them.
By joining Diverse Sussex, you solidify your business’s commitment to diversity and inclusion; providing anonymous annual data on your hires and recruitment strategies, and therefore contributing to our collective awareness of the current state of our local sector.
We’re here to help!
Becoming a Diverse Sussex signatory gives you access to our toolkit and exclusive events, designed to assist your diversity, equity and inclusion knowledge and practices.
The toolkit is split into various categories, each with insights, articles and resources to support and inform your business.
We’re not a very diverse organisation, can we sign up?
Absolutely yes! This is about everyone growing and learning together. Businesses who sign up are not saying they have done everything and they are now the perfect example of a diverse organisation. Signing up to Diverse Sussex means you can access the toolkit, join the events, networking, conversations and initiatives that are part of this project. We want to help organisations and for everyone to help each other. Signing up means you are happy to share your anonymised data to help us understand and address challenges around diversity, equity and inclusion, and become part of the conversation and work we are doing.
We’re not a technology business, can we sign up?
If you’re not a digital or technology-specific business but do have a tech-orientated department, you can still qualify as a signatory. On the other hand, if you’re not a digital or tech business nor have a tech-orientated team but would still like to support Diverse Sussex, you can sign up as an ambassador and still show your endorsement.
We’re not based in Sussex, can we sign up?
To be a Diverse Sussex signatory, you must be headquartered or have an office in Sussex. However, if your business is not headquartered or based in Sussex, you can sign up as an ambassador and still show your support and endorsement for the initiative.
We signed up, what’s next?
Signing up as a signatory, sharing your data, and accessing our toolkit is only one part of Diverse Sussex. The aim is to create conversations and spaces for organisations to work together to build inclusive working environments. There are plans for online and in-person events. We are working on ideas right now and will keep everyone up to date with our plans.
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