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Social change at ThoughtWorks
Social change at ThoughtWorks
Social Change at ThoughtWorks


Striving for positive social change is at the heart of our purpose, culture and work.


As technologists, we have a unique role to play in ensuring technology benefits all of society, toward a more equitable future.


Our vision for social change inspires and motivates us to take collective action. We amplify, through our skill set, the work of our partners at the forefront of social movements.


Stand against racial injustice and police violence

As ThoughtWorkers, we condemn systemic racism, all forms of discrimination, white supremacy, and police violence. We renew our commitment to add our voices and our talents to join, support and amplify movements working to build a world where everyone can breathe freely.


The social change framework


Our approach to advancing social change and promoting a more equitable tech future continues to evolve. Today, we use this framework to guide us, ensuring that we approach social change on every level.



Social Justice isn't just about doing work for good causes. It's also about looking at our core work and asking how it can benefit society.
Martin Fowler, Chief Scientist


Our people; our culture


Everyone at ThoughtWorks plays a part in our commitment to social justice. We have created an environment where people can learn and challenge themselves. We also facilitate and encourage complex conversations that advance our understanding of social justice and the societal implications of technology, and inspire us to action.


Not everyone here is an activist, of course! But we believe in being open-minded, intolerant of intolerance and supportive of those less fortunate than us. We are, as a community and as individuals, aware of our privilege and seek to use it to help others.

Our clients; our work


As a global technology firm, we believe we have a responsibility to constantly question the impact of technology on society, and specifically on people who are systemically marginalised and oppressed. 


While we do work in the non-profit sector to leverage technology as a tool for social change, we also work with clients in every sector, finding ways to build more equitable and ethical technology. This involves helping them develop policies, frameworks and strategies that promote equity and inclusion, educating technologists about privilege and bias; and actually building in the values of privacy, empathy, equity, and inclusion in the technology we create.

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