For me, diversity isn’t just about the colour of your skin, your age or who you choose to love. It’s about being able to be who you are, with no fear of judgement. We all have different life experiences that shape and define our thoughts and working styles. I am lucky enough to work in an environment where it doesn’t matter that I am a mixed race female with red hair, or that I like to wear pink Dr. Martens on dress down Friday, but what is important is the value that I bring to my team and my organization.
The world has changed and people don’t have to be in the office between 9am and 5.30pm wearing a suit and tie anymore. There is more flexibility and trust in the workplace and the advancement of technology has led to an evolution in the way we that work. One of the first things I do before I even get out of bed in the morning is check my emails on my smart phone. For the last 6 years, my organization has allowed me to work in a way that embraces both my individuality and drive to still be successful in the workplace.
CA has a fantastic culture supporting diversity in all facets; thought, race, ethnicity, gender, generational, LGBT, etc. Our Mission and DNA principles thrive on being inclusive while also allowing for collaboration and differences in opinion. THRIVE is a programme designed to help create the best inclusive and flexible workplace for our employees and is one of our key foundational pillars at CA. Its focus is on creating a great place to work, do business and attract the best. We want the very best in the market place to bring themselves to work. My advice, to take cue from our recent campaign – Bring What You Bring, and you’ll thrive at CA.
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Author: Becca Sil
Operations Director, Global Talent Acquistion
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