How to leverage being a Signatory
Information about how you can maximise your TTC membership to help drive diversity and inclusion
The Open Playbook is the TTC's open-source catalogue of resources and case studies that aims to help organisations increase diversity and inclusion in their teams.
The TTC believes in connecting the dots, not reinventing the wheel, and our 700+ Signatories are sharing their key learnings and best practices related to D&I.
Do you have an intervention, initiative, resource, or case study that you would like to list in the Open Playbook to help drive action? Please let us know at email@example.com.
We are also looking to promote and showcase the strategies and programmes Signatory organisations are using to drive greater diversity and inclusion. Submissions will be added to the relevant section of the Open Playbook and highlighted on our social channels, LinkedIn and Twitter.
For the past five years, the TTC has brought together organisations and equipped them to drive diversity and inclusion in tech. One of the ways we do this is by generating and publishing a free annual Diversity in Tech report. Signatories can use our annual report to access data insights and benchmarking tools to understand your organisation's position across a range of indicators in relation to inclusion and diversity. This allows you to compare your progress against organisations of the same size, sector, and region.
Our 2021 Diversity in Tech report uses data from 580 organisations and the dataset covers 196,179 people working in technical roles in the UK.
The TTC brings together our Signatories and leading subject-matter experts to discuss and develop actionable outcomes related to diversity and inclusion in the tech ecosystem through our events. These events also encourage collaboration and information sharing between our Signatories and their networks. You can sign up for live events and watch past events online.
TTC events are open to anyone from a TTC Signatory organisation. To see if your organisation has joined the TTC, click here.
If you’re new to the TTC, consider joining one of our monthly ‘Maximising the partnership’ sessions. We’ll take you through some of the TTC’s resources and discuss how you can get the most out of being a Signatory, including promoting your involvement.
Find out more about our online sessions and sign up by visiting our events page.
The headline sponsor for the 2022 Inclusion In Tech festival was Beazley, and the Principal Partners were DCMS, Global, HP, Lloyds Banking Group, Nominet and PwC. During the festival, we presented headlines from our 2021 Diversity in Tech Report and shared the key insights and strategies from experts and employers of tech.
Are you a subject matter expert in diversity and inclusion? We'd love to hear from you!
Click here to register your interest in future TTC events and activities that match your areas of expertise and interest.
We know that many of our Signatory organisations have people within their teams who are passionate about driving diversity and inclusion in tech. If they would like to use their skills and experience to support the TTC, please direct them to our Ambassador programme.
2. When your organisation is promoting what you're doing to drive diversity and inclusion in tech on social media, you can either tag the TTC accounts or send a link to your social announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can highlight this through our channels. Where relevant, we will also add case studies to our Open Playbook.
We are always looking to engage with our Signatories to understand how we can support you better. If you have suggestions for how we can do this, please email email@example.com.
We encourage our Signatory organisations to share their learnings about what has worked to drive greater diversity and inclusion in their teams so that we can highlight the practical actions taken to achieve change. We do this via our Open Playbook and Signatory spotlights. If you have a case study or summary of something you are proud of, please submit it to us. Submissions will be added to the relevant section of the TTC Open Playbook and highlighted on our social channels.
If you would like the TTC to be involved in a press release, media article, or statement, attend an event, or provide a speaker for one of your internal or external events, please contact Alicia McEwan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 30% discount is available on your first year’s membership for all TTC signatories.
Charities and not-for-profits will always get a 50% discount on annual membership.
To redeem any of the below offers, please contact Cat Wildman at Cat@thegec.org and indicate that you are a TTC Signatory.
The only Diversity and Inclusion tool you need.
Tired of D&I three-minute surveys which leave you with more questions than answers? Us too, which is why we created our platform; a simple yet deeply diagnostic tool which we believe represents the most thorough assessment of diversity, equity and inclusion available on the market today, designed and powered by a Collective of 350+ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion experts.
Our research-based digital platform consists of 2 academically-backed assessments (leadership and employee), covering every protected characteristic, a fully automated detailed walk-through of your results and a library containing all the education your employees need to start changing the world, one conversation at a time.
Our aim is not to show you gaps and send you away, our aim is to empower you to break new ground in diversity, equality and inclusion at your organisation with the help of our 350+ strong collective of experts.
Our product is completely digital and self-managed - so there’s no need for any consultancy if you don’t want it, and best of all we’re dedicated to keeping our membership financially accessible to every organisation, of any size, in any industry.
Global Equality Collective launched our platform in September 2020, and today we have over 200 members.
We don’t just find gaps, we close them.
Diagnostics are great, but closing the gaps they find is what keeps our members with us year after year. At the Global Equality Collective, our mission is to empower you with all the data education and support you need to close every gap you find. 350+ Collective brains are better than one!
Not only have our Collective joined together to create the framework, they also joined together to design and deliver the solutions.
Although we designed our platform to be fully digital for those who want it to be, you don’t have to go it alone. Our Collective of 350+ incredible humans are not just experts at theory - right now they are in our members’ offices - or on Zooms - running workshops, crafting strategies, coaching and delivering those showstopping talks that stay in your mind for years afterwards.
Why do our members choose us again and again?
Although we like to think it’s because of our glittering personalities, our members stay with us year after year quite simply, because they see results year after year. Yes our platform is as robust as a tank and runs like a ferrari, but it’s not powered by artificial intelligence - it’s powered by 350+ real human beings.
Diversity and Inclusion is a very human matter; which is why we built our platform to be a tool - not the solution itself. We don’t believe a robot can solve the problem, we believe you can, which is why we are in the business of creating diversity and inclusion experts in every one of our member organisations.
3 minute surveys aren’t going to change the world.
Our assessment looks at the running of your organisation through the lens of diversity, giving you deep diagnostic, demographically disaggregated data (try saying that fast three times!)
How do we get to such a deep diagnostic level and still maintain our epic 86% completion rate? In addition to being diversity and inclusion experts, we’re also smart scientists, radical researchers and daring designers and we created an assessment that feels fun to complete. It’s either the buttons that were inspired by the feeling of popping bubble wrap - or the fact that we worked with 3 universities over 3 years and 8 pilot studies to make it hyper-completable, but according to our members, our assessment “feels cathartic” and better still, employees leave the process feeling positive that action will be taken - purely from having completed the assessment.
We’d love for you to join us.
Nic and Cat are both recognised thought leaders in their respective fields of education and technology having won various awards including the WeAreTheCity Trailblazer50, World HR Congress Top 100 Global Diversity and Inclusion Leaders Award. EdTech50 awards, Telegraph Woman of The Year, Eql:Her inspiring50 Award and Pearson Teaching Award. Both founders were Rising Stars Shortlisted in 2022 and are both currently shortlisted for a National Diversity Award. The Global Equality Collective started as an idea back in 2017 by Cat Wildman and Nic Ponsford, two award-winning women in STEM. Cat is a scientist and technologist, who has spent her career in the attention economy, designing and building world class digital products. Nic is an educator and technologist who’s brought about change in some of the UK’s most diverse and socio-economically challenged schools. Together they brought together some of the UK’s leading D&I thinkers and researchers to design and build their ground-braking framework, which was a true testimony to the power of diverse thinking. The Collective was born, and they launched the Global Equality Collective platform in September 2020.
The most important credentials to us are the testimonials of our customers. Here’s what they say:
“A pure-play digital platform with a very human heart” Jim, CHRO
“The GEC has brought great insight from our employees and helped us build a meaningful action plan to celebrate diversity and put inclusion at the heart of all we do” Joanne, CEO
“The GEC process has been invaluable in guiding us to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.” Tom, CEO
“The process felt supportive and well thought through and left us not only with a departure point to baseline from but a set of resources and tools to help us on our journey.” Caroline, Managing Partner
“We're really excited about what the GEC is doing to help change our culture and are proud to be a member.” Matt, CTO
“It's not about whether you can afford to do this - it's whether you can afford not to.the app represents outstanding value for money. It's just a no brainer.” Gareth, CEO
“The GEC app is sensational. The overall findings have been incredibly useful and informative, leading us to consider elements of our approach that we have not fully thought about before.” Samuel, Principal
As a Signatory to TTC, you will receive a 10% discount on any of the services listed below.
To redeem any of the below offers or to book a free, no obligation 45 minute call to discuss your needs, please contact Suw Charman-Anderson on email@example.com and indicate that you are a TTC Signatory.
- Four week online intensive mentoring program
- Mentor/mentee training
- Mentorship consulting
- CSR consulting
Four week online intensive mentoring program
This transformational mentoring engagement will help mentees tackle one issue or work towards one key goal over the course of the month. It will also introduce mentors to the mentoring process and help them hone their leadership and communications skills.
We provide support to mentors and mentees throughout the program, with advice on how to get the best out of a mentoring experience, how to think about and set goals, and clear guidance on how to use our mentoring tools. Mentors and mentees will need to dedicate about six hours to the program over the month.
These hour-long training webinars provide mentors and mentees with the essential skills and understanding that they need to get the best out of their mentoring program. Mentors will learn about setting boundaries, helping their mentee set goals, developing listening skills, self reflection and problem solving. Mentees will learn what it means to be a respectful mentee as well as how to set SMART goals, the importance of habits and preparation, improving listening skills, and developing problematisation skills.
Whether you want to start a new mentoring program or improve an existing one, we can help your company get the very best out of mentoring. We will work with you on everything from choosing the right mentoring platform to developing participant recruitment strategies and materials, refining your mentor/mentee matching criteria and assessing appropriate metrics and KPIs, particularly for post-program tracking. We can also help you develop strategies for using mentoring to develop leadership talent or to support your EDI program. We bring an evidence-based approach to mentoring, drawing from both industry experience and academic studies to inform our advice.
Corporate Social Responsibility consulting
Is your CSR program accidentally hurting the causes you care about? With 15 years of experience working with and running non-profits and social enterprises, we can help you develop a CSR strategy and processes that ensures you’re only doing good. Grassroots campaigns do some of the best work, positioned as they are at the coalface of social issues, but small organisations are also uniquely vulnerable. Make sure your CSR program understands and takes into account the needs of grassroots groups and their wider communities by streamlining your CSR processes and reducing admin workloads for both your business and your CSR partners.
Suw Charman-Anderson has unique experience in the non-profit/social enterprise space, having co-founded the Open Rights Group non-profit in 2005 and the social enterprise Ada Lovelace Day in 2009. She also has extensive experience working as a consultant with both global multinationals and SMEs, and is adept at developing highly executable, practical strategies. Having run Ada Lovelace Day, which supports women in STEM, for nearly 14 years, she has an excellent understanding of the gender equality landscape and can bring a rare perspective to her consulting and training work, whether she is working with industry or academia. In 2020, she launched the Finding Ada Network providing online mentoring to women in STEM and has run mentoring programs for JP Morgan, The University of York and The Information Lab, as well as running public programs for women in STEM. She has also collaborated with the University of York on designing and delivering a study into the effect of mentoring on early career researchers in ecology, which is currently being written up.
There are varying excellent discounts depending on the service.
To redeem any of the below offers, please contact Sunil Jindal on firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate that you are a TTC Signatory.
Measure, Track, and Improve Diversity
Use the Diversio Dashboard, powered by AI technology, to quantify experiences, uncover bias, identify solutions, and track progress within your company.
A short (4 minute) survey sent to your employees has been honed with years of research to maximise participation and surface nuanced information. This is analysed and returned within 2 weeks giving you easy-to-understand scoring for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Diversio creates a personal Dashboard for you using a combination of AI, natural language processing, and our own subject matter experts. The Dashboard allows you to delve deeper into the state of your organisation’s pain points and identify potential systemic bias.
The results are benchmarked against both industry averages and the internal Dominant Group at your organisation and our AI-powered Recommendation Engine™ provides bespoke interventions based on proven real-world business solutions using a global database of over 1,200 tested and validated programs, policies, tools, and best practices.
Once the diagnostic is complete and proper interventions have been implemented you can track your results visually on the Dashboard. Our client success and data teams also provide ongoing support with monthly consulting, targeted training sessions, and DEI workshops.
A Diversio Certification tells employees, investors, customers and other human resources (HR) and DEI professionals that your organisation treats inclusion as a key performance driver, strengthening your brand, creating marketing opportunities to differentiate your organisation from industry peers and attract investors looking for companies that prioritise a diverse and equitable workforce.
There are four types of certification:
- Diversio Level 1 Certification
- Diversio Level 2 Certification
- Diversity VC Standard
- Diversio Professional Certification
This platform allows you to peer into an organisation’s level of DEI commitment and progress from demographics on executive and board diversity to DEI policies and talent acquisition strategy. This allows you to benchmark yourself against industry peers and competitors, evaluate your portfolio of companies or suppliers, evaluate companies for future investment, acquisition or partnership and attract investors by demonstrating your DEI programming's relative strength.
Diversio’s story began in 2018 when founder and CEO Laura McGee realised that companies who wanted to improve diversity and inclusion in their workplaces lacked the data, metrics, and tools needed to translate their commitments into actions. Since then Diversio has gone from strength to strength, growing 300% year on year with a customer base including Accenture, Honda, ViacomCBS, Morgan Stanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Unilever, and Heineken among others.
They now work with over 400 customers across 35 countries, and have recently secured new funding to enable them to continue to grow and develop the product even further.
Their success hasn’t gone unnoticed, and they’ve recently been announced as a finalist for a Fast Company 2022 World-Changing Ideas award within the AI and Data category, which honours projects that harness the power of data, machine learning, or artificial intelligence to understand the world and empower change.
10% discount across all conference tickets, memberships to WeAreTechNetworks and job board postings.
To redeem any of the below offers, please contact Vanessa Vallely on email@example.com and indicate that you are a TTC Signatory.
The women in tech conference has been running for over six years to help women learn about what is innovating and disrupting the industry globally, enabling them to have a broader understanding of the tech landscape and to think about how they adapt their skill sets and grow their networks for the future. The topics are chosen based on feedback from the 24,000 plus women in our community to help us build the agenda to give the community what they want. Our 2022 conference just happened in April but register your interest for 2023.
Our Women in tech Level Up Summit - a welcome return to physical in person events - is coming in December 2022 at the QEII centre in London. This is aimed at tackling some of the problems women face such as unclear pathways for progression, not understanding how sponsorship can benefit their careers, access to role models, opportunities to build their networks and their perception of men as allies. TTC Signatories are offered a 10% discount on tickets.
Job board postings
WeAreTechWomen Jobs is a hugely popular and valuable resource for women looking for career advice, resources and open job roles from companies who are passionate and serious about ensuring women have equal opportunities to excel and succeed in tech roles. We currently have a membership of 23,000 diverse female members working across a multitude of industries and tech disciplines allowing you access to an excellent pool of candidates. TTC Signatories get 10% off any job board postings.
WeAreTechNetworks brings together women in tech network leaders, chairs, co-chairs and D&I leads from a broad range of industries and sectors to:
- Share best practice, particularly relating to the running of a tech network
- Educate our members in terms of women in tech campaigns, initiatives that affect working women in tech
- Enable our members, through the leverage of best practice, to develop effective growth strategies within their networks
- Provide a platform for cross-company, network collaboration
- Facilitate network hacks to help tech networks grow
- Support and educate tech network leaders by expanding their knowledge of their peer group network campaigns, strategies, events and gender initiatives
- Provide a forum for our members to meet other network leaders
- Provide opportunities for network to network mentoring
WeAreTechWomen was founded in 2015 to help women working in technology to maximise their potential, and have since helped thousands of women in tech enhance their careers. Over the past 6 years they’ve amassed over 23,000 members, published over 850 articles, curated 21 events and have over 45,000 unique visitors a month.
Reporting your organisation's data
One of the primary commitments that organisations make when they become a TTC Signatory is to submit their employment diversity data annually. This data is anonymised and aggregated for publication in our annual Diversity in Tech report.
You may also be interested in a new employer guide that has been added to our Open Playbook called How to gather workforce diversity and inclusion data.
How organisations can maximise their partnership with the TTC
1. Consider publishing a blog on your website or LinkedIn about your TTC membership and why D&I are important to your business strategy. If you share this with firstname.lastname@example.org we will share and signpost to your blog.
3. You may wish to create an internal guide for employees about the steps your organisation is taking to create greater diversity and inclusion in tech roles. This helps employees communicate externally and supports the recruitment of a broader talent pool.
4. Encourage people managers, HR business partners, and recruitment teams to engage with TTC resources such as the Open Playbook and Diversity in Tech report.
1. Use the Open Playbook to find interventions, strategies, and resources shared by other companies.
2. Join and engage with our events during which the TTC brings together our Signatories and leading subject-matter experts to discuss and develop actionable outcomes related to diversity and inclusion in the tech ecosystem. These events also encourage collaboration and information sharing between our Signatories and their networks. For example, we host a monthly Signatory forum.
3. Access benchmarking information for your organisation using the latest Diversity in Tech report.
Highlight why inclusion matters to your business strategy
- Create a blog by your Senior Signatory about why inclusion and diversity is important at your company and how being a TTC Signatory evidences this.
- Add the TTC Signatory logo to your onboarding resources.
- Create an internal guide for employees about the steps your company is taking to create greater inclusion and diversity to help them spread the word externally.
- Encourage all of your managers to engage with TTC resources. They can access our Open Playbook and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter - we are always posting content that they will find relevant.
Upload the TTC Signatory logo to your website, email signature, and any applicable reports or presentations to showcase your organisation's public commitment to driving change. You can also use it on job boards and in recruitment materials.
Here are some additional resources:
You have joined a community of UK organisations all looking to drive similar change. We encourage you to use the TTC toolkit and events to seek resources to improve your company policies, programmes, and strategies.
We want to promote and showcase the strategies and programmes Signatory organisations are using to drive greater diversity and inclusion. We invite you to submit a case study or summary of some of your actions. Signatory spotlight submissions are added to the relevant section of the TTC Open Playbook (use Google Chrome to access) and highlighted on our social channels, LinkedIn and Twitter. Please share what you're doing with us via our Signatory Spotlight page.