At Multiverse, we’re committed to building a diverse workforce at all levels of our organization. Improving the representation of women, particularly at senior levels, has been a long-term focus for the tech sector. Whilst 73% of our leadership team identify as women, diversity includes the full spectrum of human difference and we want to build a leadership team that is representative of our employees and the communities we serve. That’s why we’ve launched a Leadership Accelerator as a route for internal talent from backgrounds currently underrepresented in our leadership team to grow within our business as we scale.
Diversity in Tech
The importance of improving diversity in the tech industry has been well articulated by the business community in recent years. Yet Silicon Valley Bank reports(opens new window) that only 26% of start-ups have programs in place to improve diversity at leadership levels.
At Multiverse, we’re on a mission to create a diverse group of future leaders and, internally, we want to create the change we want to see in the outside world, inside Multiverse. We’re proud of the diversity of our global team, but improving the diversity of the Director+ level at our business is a core priority.
Siobhan Randell, Senior Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager at Multiverse said:
What is a Leadership Accelerator?
The Multiverse Leadership Accelerator is a 12 month program. Each employee is paired with a member of the Senior Leadership Team to take part in a structured mentorship and sponsorship relationship. In addition, participants complete bi-monthly training and bi-monthly group coaching with our Head of Leadership Development, Chichi Eruchalu. These sessions enable skills development, time to apply learning, space for reflection and a community of exceptional peers to grow with.
Toluwa Oyeleye, Senior Academy Coach at Multiverse and a member of the inaugural Leadership Accelerator cohort, said:
Another member of the cohort, Nicole Parma, Apprentice Manager Lead on our US Team, travelled to London from our New York office for the launch of the Leadership Accelerator.
This is the first cohort of many for Multiverse. The Leadership Accelerator is a long-term initiative, that will enable us to develop an exceptional internal talent pipeline for leadership roles across our global organisation. Our goal is to build a leadership team that is representative of our employees and the communities we serve.