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You are welcome here!

We welcome and embrace diversity. No matter who you are, where you're from, or who you love, we believe you should be you. If you share our values, you are welcome here!

Written by: Karin Askeroth

That is our diversity and inclusion statement, that was written in 2021. Not that we didn’t agree with those words before that, but that was the year when many of us wanted informiQ to acknowledge Pride month (June) on our social media channels. However, we wanted to avoid rainbow washing - often signified by companies sprinkling rainbow colors everywhere without actually showing any concrete support for the cause. We also wanted the statement to include people from all different backgrounds, while being short and concise.

A screenshot of our Diversity and inclusion statement from The statement is written in the article's pre-amble.
Our Diversity & Inclusion statement. Source:

How we practice diversity and inclusion

  • We don’t discriminate, anyone who has the competence to match our demands is a potential employee - regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, background, age, or sexuality.

  • All employees have the same rights, responsibilities, and obligations.

  • Equality is a natural part of any activities and relationships.

  • All employees are given the same possibilities for leadership, competence development, and pay based on contribution.

  • The company culture promotes the needs and possibilities for all employees.

Of course, we can always do better in some aspects. We’re not leaning back, relaxing,  and patting ourselves on the back thinking there’s nothing more we can do. In order to keep up a constant openness for new people and their differences we have to be ever vigilant. We see how it will benefit us because the more diverse we are, the stronger we will be as a team and as a company.

The most obvious ways to make sure your company is open for diversity is to make sure you have functioning policies regarding gender equality and anti-harassment. Less obvious is to work on your cultural awareness that creates unconscious bias (prejudice  triggered by our brain automatically making quick judgments and assessments to cultural differences).

Our advice to you: Take a look at your company policies to make sure they are relevant, functional, and that you follow them. Understand how diversity will strengthen your company, and start working on your unconscious bias (we all have them, but being aware of it is a great first step). 


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