Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

EDI. It's in our DNA. Learn more about who we are, and our approach.

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We aim to be an organisation where great people from all walks of life can come together, be welcomed, be heard, and be valued. Our goal is for Working Chance to have an inclusive culture that inspires everyone to speak openly, connect to others, belong, learn, and grow.

But our EDI work cannot solely focus on our internal culture. Our service for women must also have these principles at its heart.

And our policy and influencing work shares power and space with women, and is developed hand-in-hand with our lived experience advisory panel of women with convictions.

“Equality is giving everyone the same pair of shoes. Equity is giving everyone a pair of shoes that fits"

Language matters. We've chosen to use the term 'equity' over 'equality', to take into account the diverse lived experiences of people and communities, adapting the way we work according to these differences.

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Our 2022-2025 EDI strategy

We have come a long way on our EDI journey, and are clear about what sort of organisation we want to be. Having gathered the data we need, put key staff in place to steer this work, and listened to our colleagues, we are able to set objectives with a sense of shared purpose. We have an agreed action plan, with measurement and accountability in place.

Our three objectives in our EDI strategy are: