Diversity, gender and equality

Egress – diversity and equality – how we are doing

Every day, we celebrate our employees who come from different backgrounds and have different experiences. We want everyone who works for Egress to feel welcome.

However, we are not just about bold sweeping statements on diversity and equality.  We all know actions speak louder than words.  We are rightly proud of the progress we have made in improving inclusion in our workplace in recent years, whilst recognising there are still areas where more needs to be done.

We are fervent in our adherence to fair and transparent processes in recruitment, progression and promotion, supported by the ongoing delivery of company-wide awareness programmes on Diversity and Inclusion.

Here are some illustrations of the progress we have made so far. 

Female representation

In common with many technically biased organisations, we recognise that women are underrepresented in our workforce, but we have taken great strides to address this imbalance.   Female representation in our workplace has grown from 20% three years ago to over 30% today, and we aim to continue increasing this figure year on year.

Female Rep

BAME representation

We also seek a workforce that represents the communities it is drawn from, and we constantly seek a diverse population of candidates to fill our open positions at all levels, and across all disciplines.  The representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees in our workforce has been consistently above the national average for many years.

BAME Rep

Spotlight on: Pride month 2021

”I’m proud to work for a company that shows support for Pride and promotes Diversity & Belonging.”

Linn Foster Agile Delivery Manager

”Pride is important to me because it is important to my friends.”

Anonymous

”Pride for me is a celebration of how far we’ve come but also a reminder of how far is still to go.”

Jonathan Jongkind Customer Success Manager

”It is incredibly important, whether you identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community or not, that we educate ourselves and others to speak up and support the community so that no one has to be afraid or hide who they are.”

Lucy Manuel HR Generalist

”To me, Pride is a time to celebrate and continue the journey towards a world where everyone can live and thrive as their authentic selves.”

Steph Airth Web Developer

”I think it is important to show support for Pride, whether or not you are part of the community.”

Lucy Baker Creative Director

”I’m incredibly grateful to my LGBTQ+ colleagues who’ve shared their experiences both privately and publicly and helped me to learn more about them as individuals, as well as LGBTQ+ culture and initiatives more broadly.”

Rebecca Bailey Senior Corporate Marketing Manager

”Being an ally is not a label, it is an action.”

Charlotte Murfin Human Resources Manager

”As an ally, Pride is important to me as it helps in educating us around the history of Pride and ensures that we are moving forward in equality.”

Leah Pepper HR Generalist

”Pride month is important because it is time to honour heroes, educate people and continue to move forward in equality.”

Dorisa Astla Customer Success Operations Executive

We’re committed to diversity, equity and inclusion:

Age

89% of employees surveyed feel they are treated fairly regardless of their age

Gender

89% of employees surveyed feel they are treated fairly regardless of their gender

LGBTQ+

98% of employees surveyed feel they are treated fairly regardless of their sexual orientation

Race

91% of employees surveyed feel they are treated fairly regardless of their race

Egress Diversity & Belonging Forum

Our Diversity and Belonging Forum is for everyone – just like our workplace.

The more voices we have represented and amplified in Egress, the more we will all thrive, contribute and succeed. No matter who we are, we all have a role to play in creating equity. We recognise that a standardised approach does not create a fair system to support different groups.

Our forum is here to educate our workplace community, foster an inclusive culture and to empower people by respecting and celebrating what makes them different.

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Our forum's objectives:

Culture Earth (1)

Culture

Foster a culture of respect and support to empower our people

Culture Fire (1)

Ambition

Facilitate company-wide inclusion training and continue to educate on important, current, and unique matters both individuals and groups face

White Star (1)

Excellence

Ensure equity in the hiring process to identify, attract and retain talent

Integrity Handshake (1)

Integrity

Be accountable by establishing and reviewing measurable objectives (such as percentage of gender, Black, Asian and person of colour representation at all levels of our business)

Contact our diversity team

Contact diversity team