A mission to ignite changePowered by Diversity makes Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) affordable and accessible to organisations of all sizes. Having different perspectives and opinions in the workplace is a powerful game-changer for organisations, and Powered by Diversity’s mission is to make it easy for all organisations to access this superpower.
By offering a research-based assessment framework and a treasure trove of resources and toolkits, Powered by Diversity empowers organisations to unlock the full potential of diverse perspectives, fostering innovation and growth in the workplace. Using deeply diagnostic intersectional data and tailored recommendations, they help organisations close the gap to becoming truly inclusive.
Designed as an iterative process, organisations can monitor their progress annually, equipping them with fresh data and tailored recommendations to sustain and enhance their EDI progress.
Scaling EDI initiatives with technologyFollowing early commercial success with manually rolling out their assessment framework, Powered by Diversity realised they needed a way to scale how they engage with organisations, and so they looked for a technology partner to help them do just that.
The Powered by Diversity team approached Pixie Labs to help turn their framework, indicators and resources into a self-service platform that any organisation could use. During our early exploratory calls, we identified three areas critical to their success:
The first was navigating the user experience challenges of the lengthy surveys (over 80 questions) to ensure high completion rates. This challenge required careful design thinking to ensure completion rates weren’t negatively affected.
The second was ensuring the vast amount of disaggregated demographic data generated by the surveys didn’t overwhelm a viewer and result in inaction. We needed to make sure the EDI data was easily actionable.
The third was ensuring respondents trusted that any sensitive and valuable information they provided couldn't be tied back to them or used against them. We needed to create a safe environment for respondents to provide candid and valuable feedback.
In addition to these technical challenges, we had to meet the overarching requirement for speed to secure a first-mover advantage in the market.