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In March we recognize International Women*s Day (IWD) and Women*s History Month. But all year, every year we partner with many organizations who give girls opportunities in tech, who support women and children who are victims of crimes and injustice, and who fight for human rights, workers rights; equal rights. All year, every year, we work to ensure all who identify as women are recognized for their contributions, have opportunities to advance in their careers and are rewarded fairly. It’s a journey, we aren’t there yet – we accept that in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion we will never be ‘done’ – we can always do more, do better. 


The theme for IWD in 2024 is 'Inspire Inclusion '. We’re proud to share that 42% of our workforce is made up of women and gender diverse people. We hope to inspire everyone by sharing stories of impact and partnership.  


*All who identify and/or experience oppression as a woman

Stories from Thoughtworkers

Vered Netzer

Customer Partner, Brisbane, Australia


Designing more inclusive workplaces and solutions is important as it expands the reach of our abilities and opens growth opportunities. We are more than the sum of our parts - we achieve more when we work together. Inclusion has the power to bring us closer together for a better future.

Pramida Tumma

Engineering Director, Hyderabad, India


Empathy and awareness are key to creating inclusive teams. In one of the teams I worked in, we had catchups where every member would share their story. It helped us create empathy for each other and improved our overall team dynamics.

Pietra Freitas

Data Scientist, Porto Alegre, Brazil


I believe in our culture. Our values are very clearly defined and we share them. So if you are talking with another Thoughtworker, you have an expectation of values that I'm not sure if I would have in in another place. I would still be afraid of talking about feminism or talking about topics that touch diversity

Alice Borner

Developer, Munich, Germany


Inclusion for me is an embracing concept that involves respect, justice, and freedom. Freedom from overthinking if you are good enough because you don’t relate to people around you. The mental load hurts, intimidates, and holds people back.

Mihai Cristian Petrescu

Mobile Developer, Bucharest, Romania


Everyone should have the right and space to express themselves freely, in an appropriate way, no matter their circumstances. Nobody should be silenced or become isolated.
In case there’s no comfortable space/settings, then the rest of us who have it, should try to create such circumstances.

Dee Wauchope

Digital Transformation Principal, London, UK


I'm so happy to work for a global company that not only seeks to hire and retain a very diverse workforce but constantly strives to make everyone feel welcome and included. This takes many forms from our internal affinity groups that help to steer discussion and visibility of various characteristics to being included in the development of various workplace policies such as in the UK recently in discussions around the often taboo subject of menopause. I'm inspired and challenged every day at Thoughtworks to be aware of my privilege and seek to be more inclusive to my colleagues, clients and everyone else.

Some of our work with partners in gender inclusion

KISHT (Kichwa Institute of Science, Technology, and Humanities)

Thoughtworks has partnered with KISHT, an organization dedicated to advancing diversity in the technology sector by championing the inclusion of women and individuals from Ecuador's diverse nationalities and indigenous communities, addressing one of the nation's most marginalized social groups.

Vapasi - Bringing women back to work

Vapasi, an initiative from Thoughtworks India helps experienced women technologists who are currently on a career break, resume their tech journeys.

Women at the Table (W@TT)

Women at the Table (W@TT) was founded to help more women and underrepresented groups have more seats and more influence at decision making tables. 

The Girl Power Network

The Girl Power Network helps village girls build their social skills in traditional rural communities across Romania. 

Recommended reading list


We've compiled a list of articles, blogs, and books that lend deeper insights into gender issues and equity and, some more specifically on ways to succeed as a woman* in tech. These have been vetted by our D&I leaders across the globe and we're sure you'll find loads of helpful tips.



Author: Glennon Doyle

Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live)
Author: Eve Rodsky

Make your team successful and find mentors and sponsors: Advice for women in Tech
Author: Sofia Tania

8 Ways of Looking at Power

From the September 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine

What’s Really Holding Women Back?
Author: Robin J. Ely and Irene Padavic

Invisible Women
Author: Caroline Criado

3 women share strategies for success on male-dominated teams
Author: Perla Villarreal

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