Diverse City Careers (DCC)* and Dropbox today announced a partnership to encourage diversity amongst Australian workplaces.
Through this partnership, Dropbox and DCC* hope to help women enter industry sectors with traditionally low female participation and pursue rewarding careers. The initiative will see DCC* receive ongoing support of their work in raising awareness about diversity and inclusion in Australia through educational events, campaigns, webinars and free resources.
Charlie Wood, Managing Director of Dropbox ANZ, said that working with DCC* aligns with Dropbox’s local and international efforts to attract and retain top women and minority talent in the workforce.
“We want to be a company where Dropboxers from any background can build a career they love. That’s why we’re committed to building a team with diverse perspectives focused on creating innovative products that are used by more than 400 million people around the world. We’re working hard to minimize unconscious bias in the workplace by changing how we recruit, retain and promote employees with unique life experiences,” said Mr Wood.
Dropbox joins DCC’s* repertoire of pre-qualified companies championing action and change against these figures by creating supportive environments for women across a wide range of industries, including global professional services company Accenture, which has also been announced today as a supporting partner of the program. Other DCC* endorsed companies include: PwC, IBM, EMC, Curtin University, Minter Ellison, Origin Energy, Cue Clothing and ThoughtWorks.
“Accenture are proud to support DCC* in their efforts to encourage diversity and equality in Australian workplaces. The diversity of our people is a key differentiator and critical for innovation. We welcome this opportunity to support and encourage more women to pursue rewarding careers particularly in industries with typically low female participation such as technology,” said Jordan Griffiths, Accenture Australia Inclusion & Diversity Lead.
“We’re absolutely humbled by the amount of support we’ve received both from the industry and the community since DCC’s* inception,” said Gemma Lloyd, DCC* co-founder. “Diversity and inclusion are becoming a key focus with more and more companies, which is fantastic to see.”
“We are very thankful for the support both Dropbox and Accenture will be providing to help drive the DCC* mission in Australia and New Zealand and look forward to an incredible 2016,” said Valeria Ignatieva, DCC co-founder.
Dropbox’s mission is to simplify the way people work together. With 400 million users, we’re building the world’s simplest, most powerful collaboration platform. For more information, please visit https://www.dropbox.com/press
*This article references Diversity City Careers or DCC. This is what WORK180 was known as when we first launched back in 2015. You can find out more about our story here.