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What are people saying about the Inclusion Hackathon?

“Are you looking for a framework to kick start a reflection around Diversity & inclusion and where your employees are in the discussion driving seat? Then don't look any further... ”

Denis Vermeulen - Senior HR partner - SWIFT

“The Diversly Hackathon was nothing short of a great success. The format created an environment that encouraged confidence and participation throughout the business and resulted in authentic and valuable proposals that developed our internal awareness of inclusion, whilst enabling a platform to educate our clients through the experience. Each proposal brought value and opportunity; we are now working on introducing these into the business.”

Nick Dean, Managing Director, ADLIB

“I recommend the Inclusion Hackathon to any business who really cares about it's people and it's impact within the industry. It was fun, informative, interactive, and really puts people at the core.”

Esther Rayson, Operations & HR Coordinator, ADLIB

“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 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

“I found the Diversily Inclusion Hackathon to be one of the most valuable and enriching things I’ve done in terms of personal development. 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

“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

“10 out of 10. Interesting, insightful and extremely important. The Inclusion Hackathon will have a big impact in inspiring positive change. ”

Alice, Senior Recruiter at ADLIB

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, that generates ideas for driving positive change

  • Build stronger teams, strengthen relationships and build an inclusive culture

  • Change mindsets to build diversity and inclusion into the way people think, not just because it is the ‘right’ thing to do but because it is critical for business success

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

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 to encourage interaction and record key points

Inclusion Hackathon Contents

Explore our FAQ in the free preview to learn more, then sign up to download everything you need.

Empower people to make a difference.

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