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What does Diversity, Equity and Inclusion mean for Mimecast?

What does Diversity, Equity and Inclusion mean for Mimecast?

As a global company, we believe our success rests in the diverse nature of our business and our ability to connect with our employees, customers, and clients from all walks of life.

Our Global DEI Strategy is informed by an approach that focuses on 4 key pillars – Career, Culture, Community and Commerce – with the ultimate goal of enabling inclusion for all.

What is Mimecast doing to attract a more diverse workforce?

Since launching our Global DEI strategy in 2021, we have invested in efforts to address representation opportunities across our workforce to better reflect our local communities.

We know that in order to attract a diverse workforce, we need to meet them where they are. As such, we have established partnerships with external organizations such as Professional Diversity Network (PDN), MA LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce and Circa to support attracting and recruiting diverse talent. 

Our Talent Acquisition team, in collaboration with Mimecasters, host various career events  with external partners including  WomenTech Network; Resilient Coders, University of New Hampshire, MA LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce and Black Hat in order to directly connect to diverse communities. 

Alongside this, our Global Employer Brand & Talent Engagement leader also ensures we represent the diversity of our Mimecasters in all external facing talent attraction materials, working with our Employee Resource Groups, to reach and appeal to as diverse an audience as possible. 

We also have initiatives that support our equity and inclusion goals to ensure we are taking a holistic approach to move the needle in this space and truly making a difference.

How do employees get involved? 

In various ways! Mainly through our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) – these are our diversity networks that are open to all employees. They are built on a philosophy that to build a workplace that works for everyone, everyone must build it together.  I learn so much from our ERG leaders every day and I’m forever grateful and inspired by their passion and commitment to drive inclusion (on top of their day jobs, by the way – no easy task!)

Mimecast currently has five ERGs, with over 500 members in total: 

  • PRIDE: Supporting LGBTQ+ Mimecasters
  • HUES – Humans Understanding Each Other’s Stories: Supporting employees of Color at Mimecast.
  • Women & Allies: Supporting Women at Mimecast
  • MIMEAbility: Supporting Mimecasters with diverse cognitive & physical abilities.
  • Veterans: Supporting Mimecast Veterans, Service Members and families.

Our ERGs have been at the heart of delivering thought-provoking initiatives that help foster empathy, awareness, and psychological safety amongst employees globally.  

Where can I find more information about your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives?

Check out our 2023 Annual ESG report, our 2024 report will be published shortly, stay tuned!

 

Biography

Jennifer Odogwu

Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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