Our mission statement
To raise awareness of workplace discrimination and to drive systemic change that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equality in our workplaces.
Every day, workplace discrimination takes place around the world. Whether it is an overt act such as an offensive joke regarding one’s race or a more subtle doing like excluding potential employees during recruitment due to one’s gender – the damage of workplace discrimination is evident in the mental state and overall satisfaction of the victims.
If you think such impact only affects those who suffer from workplace inequality, here’s when you’re wrong – companies that exhibit gender and ethnic diversity are respectively 15% and 35% more likely to outperform those companies that do not, according to global management consulting firm McKinsey and Co.
Not convincing enough? Here are some more head-turning statistics that will persuade you to join the movement.
Companies that have more diverse management teams have 19% higher revenue.
Inclusive companies are 1.7 times more likely to be innovation leaders in their market.
Diverse teams made a business decision, they outperformed individual decision-makers up to 87% of the time when it comes to making business decisions.
67% of job seekers said a diverse workforce is important when considering job offers.
Racially and ethnically diverse companies outperform industry norms by 35%
Now, you can join our parade and become advocators of workplace equality – alone we may be vulnerable but together we can fight for diversity and inclusion.
“Be the change you want to see in the world”
Joanna believes that it's about time to turn conversations into actions when it comes to achieving workplace equality.
Born in Hong Kong but spent most of her teenage years in the UK as one of the only Asian kids at school, she struggled with integration during her early years in the country.
But as a firm believer that cultural barriers can be overcome by adept communication, good understanding and an open mind, she never stopped trying.
As she looked back today, she would always takes pride in her days as the first Chinese house captain at her boarding school – where she led and collaborated with over 200 international students from all over the world including the UK, Germany, Spain, South Africa, Russia and so on.
One English & Communication degree and 7 years of working in some of Hong Kong’s biggest English media companies later, Joanna is determined to launch a platform that advocates diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond.
“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.”
Originally from Hong Kong but spent more than 10 years in Canada, Ryan’s interest in diversity was sparked not in the classroom but instead, in the basketball courts of Toronto where he encountered and connected with players from different parts of the world.
While he majored in Business and Technology at college, he has always been fascinated by culture and language.
Following his venture in various renowned tech companies, he landed a role in an MNC where his interest with human resources grew.
With the belief that healthy workplace culture is built upon a holistic and forward-thinking HR foundation, he co-founded this platform with the hope to inspire like-minded individuals to join the movement.
“Communication is a powerful driver of change when done right.”
Melissa always had an appreciation of different cultures, but it wasn’t until university when she moved to the US that the appreciation transformed into an active fascination for people and society.
That is why she went to study sociology with a focus in social change in her undergrad and international relations for her masters before working in nonprofits around the world. Her experience in vibrant cities like NYC, London, and Hong Kong enabled her to meet people of diverse backgrounds that have amazing talents to contribute but limited avenues to fill their full potential.
As an advocate for equality, she wants to empower others to step up and have their voices heard in their spheres of influence, such as the workplace, so that a systemic change can happen in our society.
Communication is a powerful driver of change when done right. With representation and understanding, we can change the world one step at a time.