Being an inclusive employer is important for more than one reason. Inclusion leads to diversity. If everyone feels welcome and safe, no matter who you are or how you define yourself, we believe that it will attract others from different backgrounds. And at Fellowmind, that’s what we want to stimulate.
These are three of our initiatives to initiate diversity in the workplace further:
Female hire: The IT industry has a long tradition of being male-dominated. We have high ambitions to change that tradition. At Fellowmind, as of early 2022, 24 percent of the employees are women, and every year we raise our targets to increase the rate of female hires.
Non-binary inclusion: We welcome the fact that people can identify as non-binary and non-binary employees can feel included. At the same time, it gives us a chance to become aware of potential differences in employee experiences not only between men and women, but also those who identify as non-binary.
Hire people with disabilities: Fellowmind has recently hired new personnel, with help from a Dutch company called ITVitae, which works with education, training, and employment services for people with autism.