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Stories of social change

We believe that technology is a powerful tool to amplify the impact of organizations and movements working towards Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Sustainability and Social Change (DEISSC). We work with hundreds of partners around the world providing support in many forms and we're delighted to share stories of this work with you here. 


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This quarter, we have curated a set of stories to provide a snapshot of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work. To explore beyond this selection, please use the filters and ‘View more’ options below.

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Diversity, equity and inclusion

Training: a tool for inclusion

We hire passionate and curious people who want to keep learning, and not just about tech. All Thoughtworkers are expected to be open – to actively engage in learning about others perspectives, cultures and experiences. The environment is rich with discussion and is one where people constantly have their worldview expanded and often challenged. It presents the opportunity to engage in a personal development journey.
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Diversity, equity and inclusion

Boosting access to employment with ‘IT 4 Teens’

Thoughtworks Romania partnered with the Informal School of IT to offer an introductory training course to students with disabilities. This multi-stage program aims to improve access to employment for young people with motor disabilities through technical training, educational support and fostering links to digital industries.
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Diversity, equity and inclusion

Lightening the administrative aspects of case management load

Thoughtworks worked closely with the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) to lay the foundations for growth and reach more people in need of support – by identifying the right CRM system for the task.
Photograph of Thoughtworkers in Brazil in a training workshop

Enabling D/deaf people to experience and enjoy music

As innovators, we can’t simply look for “easy” opportunities to improve accessibility and inclusion. We need to ask difficult questions and challenge what’s possible to have a great impact on people’s quality of life.
Photograph of Thoughtworkers in Brazil in a training workshop
Diversity, equity and inclusion

Disability inclusion with deep roots

Thoughtworks Brazil’s Inclua Program is designed to support the hiring and inclusion of people with disabilities in the technology job market. It aims to foster an inclusive culture through technical training and boost candidate’s competitiveness. Inclua has reshaped the Thoughtworks’ onboarding experience and raised awareness across the company of how to support new hires with disabilities.
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Social change

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

People experiencing homelessness face significant health inequalities, poorer health outcomes and a shorter life expectancy than the rest of the population. Blopup, a project by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and NGO Salut Sense Sostre, seeks to screen, diagnose, treat and track adherence to treatment for highly vulnerable groups - beginning with the homeless population in Barcelona.
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Forging greener steel in China

A prominent player in Chinese steel manufacturing since 1993, Wiskind Group partnered with Thoughtworks for support with sustainability governance and to enable a new digital ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) approach.

Comunidades de bem viver

In Brazil, one of our social change partners is the Movimento Bem Viver (Good Living Movement). We support the movement by strengthening their Agroecological Communities of Good Living project, which has a bold and inspiring mission to connect countryside, city and forest.
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Social change

Contributing to healthy aging possibilities

Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia, and it has no cure. It also has a profound effect on communities – it’s estimated that 1.5million Australians are involved in the care of someone with dementia today. Therefore, the more that we know about the aging process, and dementia specifically, the better. Building this knowledge is the foundation of an initiative we’ve been supporting at the University of Sydney for several years.
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Social change

Powering up police accountability

In many colonized nations, the way police forces interact with certain citizen populations leaves a lot to be desired. Australia is sadly no exception. Since the 1992 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, at least 540 First Nations people have died while detained – a vastly disproportionate number.

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