At Board of Innovation, we’re committed to creating a gender equal workplace. One of our core values is ‘make it personal’ – to us, that means bringing your true self to work, leaving your ego at the door, and striving to help others. It also means that we strongly believe in having diverse teams that power our creativity, perspective, and growth – and help us to challenge the norms, and #breakthebias. Moreover, in order to imagine and create tomorrow’s products, services and businesses, we need a team that reflects and celebrates the diversity of the communities we’re designing for.
What we do for gender equality
Hiring diverse workforce
Gender equal leadership team
Investing in personal development
Keeping equality for women top of mind
Where we still need to raise the bar
Auditing equal pay
Ensuring gender balance across seniority and geographies
To address biases, not only around gender equality but more broadly around diversity and inclusion, we are aiming to run bias training for people leads and everyone involved in recruitment, to prevent bias in hiring and instill an inclusive culture.
What are some gender biases and how do they affect decision-making?
Board of Innovation will find out, as we’re developing a gender biases tool, to compliment our 16 cognitive biases poster. Stay tuned!
How women at Board of Innovation strive to #breakthebias
I aim to #breakthebias by helping women build confidence and achieve their goals. I continue to question others and myself on beliefs and presumption we have when making decisions or judging someone. It’s important to remember that change is possible, even if it is very small, every step counts.
I strive to #breakthebias by challenging our internal structure to be more inclusive, diverse, and unique. I also surround myself with women who inspire me, push me, and keep me on my toes. Bonus fact – our AMER Design and Experimentation team is comprised exclusively of 4 kick-ass women!
MINA, EXPERIMENT AND PROTOTYPE LEAD
I strive to #breakthebias by continuously pushing myself and my surroundings to acknowledge the prejudice existing around females in leadership, and seeing the differences as advantages.
SIGNE, MARKETING TEAM LEAD
I strive to #breakthebias by deciding to work in the industrial sector and bringing different perspectives into a typically all-male sector. I don’t get scared from technical language or from people telling me that “I probably won’t understand [as a woman]”. I use my interpersonal and more sensitive side to understand people’s true motivations and therefore work on what matters to them the most – not just what they say they need. #makeitmatter
EMILIE, SR. INNOVATION CONSULTANT
I aim to #breakthebias by being more aware of what unconscious biases are, and by choosing to be at a company that brings women into their talent pipelines at all levels. I am grateful to be in an all-women team, where we push ourselves to increase our skills and applaud each other for our achievements.
DIANA, SR. INNOVATION CONSULTANT
I believe that the best way to #breakthebias is to increase growth opportunities for women at every level to ensure we are always represented, to bring the female perspective and to advocate for other women. Beyond big promotions or leadership positions, I think there are growth opportunities every day in constructive feedback, sharing knowledge and trying to meet women where they are in their professional and personal paths. I also #breakthebias by consciously raising my own awareness and by confronting it when needed, as I acknowledge we are all learning.
ANDREA, PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT & CIRCLE LEAD
I strive to #breakthebias by reassuring other women in business. Every day, I let my personal ethics reflect in my work, and I give voice to my own ideas, striving to reach my goals while supporting other women in reaching theirs.
TAMIRES, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT