Truly diverse and inclusive cultures outperform their competition with better financial returns, greater innovation, higher performing and more engaged teams, as well through their ability to attract and retain top talent.
Most companies care about diversity and inclusion, but few know where to begin so we’re changing that! Fortay and Feminuity have partnered to design the first DIBs Canadian Tech Survey to support members of the Canadian tech community in their efforts to become global leaders in diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
What is DIBs? “DIBs” stands for diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
Diversity means appreciation of differences whether it be our ethnicity, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation, education, or religion, just to name a few.
Inclusion is a state of our differences being valued and respected as well as ensuring the right conditions are in place for each person to achieve their full potential.
Belonging is the feeling of security, support, and acceptance when people can be their authentic selves.
Diversity is our strength (if, and only if we design it deliberately and intentionally).
Dr. Sarah Saska
Co-founder & CEO, Feminuity
“To design the survey, our team explored and was informed by the latest research in the fields of diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We also built on shared resources from Project Include and the Community Survey and Reporting Framework. We believe that the Canadian tech community is on a trajectory to be a global leader in the area of diversity, inclusion, and belonging, but only if we collectively take the lead now.”
Co-founder & CEO, Fortay
“We have a great opportunity to understand the demographic underpinnings of the Canadian Tech Industry and to relate this data to Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging metrics. This initiative will enable the Tech industry to make real and sustained progress on ‘moving the dial’ and provide the Tech industry a tool to evaluate their individual and collective efforts. DIBs will provide companies valuable actionable insights to make a direct impact in your diversity, inclusion, and belonging efforts.”