What are people saying about the Inclusion Hackathon?

“Wowza! In terms of mega-high turnout and open engagement, the Diversily Inclusion Hackathon was truly inspiring. Creative juices flowed as we shared our views, asked questions and spoke up on areas we are ready to collectively action to co-create solutions that will increase our Diversity & Inclusion environment. I would wholeheartedly recommend it to other organisations that are ready to take positive action.”

Teresa Nolan, Head of UKI Business Development, SWIFT

“I found the Diversily Inclusion Hackathon to be one of the most valuable and enriching things I’ve done in terms of personal development at SWIFT. It provided a safe and open framework to discuss what can be a challenging topic and prompted valuable discussions with colleagues. As well as initiating concrete actions it also raised awareness of and challenged the subconscious bias we all have which is easy to ignore in the usual day to day.”

Stephan Koehler, Marketing Manager, SWIFT

“I strongly recommend the Diversily Inclusion Hackathon, which we hosted in a number of SWIFT offices around the world as part of our International Women's Day events. They are just the right mixture of learning and change generation. They also worked brilliantly to bring our teams together on a more personal level.”

Erin Thornton, Global Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador & Senior Compliance Data Analyst, SWIFT

“Our Inclusion Hackathon has been fantastic. It has created valuable space to increase business awareness of the topic, its challenges and its opportunities. At the same time it has also enabled the teams to take ownership of the topic, freely creating new ideas to bring to the table a variety of solutions. The proposals are shared with senior leadership, which not only demonstrates that this is a key agenda item taken seriously by SWIFT, but that the ideas generated have the capacity to really drive change.”

Teresa Meek, Lead Talent Acquisition Specialist EMEA, SWIFT

“Difference is challenging, but creating an inclusive environment is more than ‘political correctness’, it is at the heart of sound ethics, business practices, and creating engaging environments. During the Diversily Inclusion Hackathon, we worked through The Change Canvas, and by opening our minds and being honest, we were able to distil some personal commitments and longer term projects to help us continue on our path to celebrate an emerging inclusive environment.”

Paul Taylor, Global Head of Marketing Communications and Sibos, SWIFT

“From someone who has avoided facilitating or presenting anything her whole life, I found the Diversily Inclusion Hackathon facilitator guide to be a God send! It was very well thought through and thorough regarding how to run the sessions. We had excellent phone support during the preparation weeks, guiding us through what to expect and how to set things up. We had a great group of attendees who responded really well to the subject matter despite its, at times, sensitive nature. I feel that this is a topic well worth bringing awareness to and the Diversily Inclusion Hackathon is a great way to do it.””

Sue Labram, Security Management Specialist, SWIFT

Run the Diversily Inclusion Hackathon to help make your organisation a great place to work.

Organisations that don't start integrating diversity & inclusion into their core will soon get left behind. Get staff talking, generating ideas and taking action to drive positive change. Embed diversity and inclusion into your culture and reap the associated rewards.

  • Encourage ownership and participation across your organisation and educate through active engagement not lecturing

  • Generate ideas for driving positive change

  • Build stronger teams and strengthen relationships

  • Change mindsets to build inclusivity into the way people think

  • Get a global view on how people across your organisation feel and what challenges are faced

  • Raise awareness on the importance of diversity and inclusion and how it is not just the ‘right’ thing to do but critical for business success

  • Create a shared view of what 'good' looks like when it come to inclusive culture

Everything you need to put on a successful event.

The Diversily Inclusion Hackathon is an action orientated, internal, team building event. It consists of two 2 hour action packed, interactive workshops, one week apart. Between the two sessions teams will work on their ideas. The sessions can be combined into a single event, extended or customised to suit. You can run the event yourself or we can facilitate for you.

  • All required supporting materials including workshop slides, facilitator guide, print outs, posters, participant pack and communication plan provided

  • Links to useful resources including over 400 suggestions of things that drive diverse and inclusive workplaces - giving your participants lots of inspiration to identify what the priorities are for your organisation

  • Flexible workshop plan and clear framework for idea generation

  • Optional access to an online platform for the hackathon period to manage idea generation and encourage further engagement

  • Optional additional support to include facilitation, co-ordination & planning, facilitator training, follow up, ideas management or printing

  • Use of The Change Canvas wall poster to encourage interaction and record key points

Empower people to make a difference.

Warning! The Diversily Inclusion Hackathon is only for organisations that are willing to follow up and take action.