Diversity management is crucial for a company seeking to achieve sustainable growth by generating innovation in response to the diversifying needs of society. With this in mind, NTT DATA promotes diversity and inclusion as one of its management strategies to succeed against global competition.
Our aim is to create new corporate values based on the two core concepts of advancing diverse human resources and changing work styles.
At NTT DATA we place real significance on creating an environment where a variety of different voices are encouraged and heard. These voices come from people of different gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity. We respect the diversity of employees and maximize their capabilities to enhance corporate vitality.
We have won several awards for diversity and inclusion and best workplace in Japan, Germany, and the United States. Each year the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry presents its Diversity Management Selection 100 awards. In 2018 NTT DATA was presented with the ‘100 Selection Prime’ award, meaning we are one of the top two companies to demonstrate diversity management.
Since 2019 NTT DATA has also joined CATALYST at the global support level, the world's leading nonprofit organization founded in 1962 to help companies to build workplaces that work for women.
In terms of gender diversity, NTT DATA has been succeeding in engaging more women in our workplace, supporting the active participation of female employees and creating a women friendly environment.
Our diversity and inclusion movement grew and resulted in WIN – Women Inspire NTT DATA. It is an employee-led group across the globe, where female leaders connect with each other to proactively advance a more diverse and inclusive workplace to benefit all employees. Check out our video above.
In March 2019, NTT DATA has endorsed Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which offer guidance for empowering women in the workplace, marketplace and community, and also NTT DATA has also joined CATALYST at the global support level. Take a look at our press release.
In supporting Women's Empowerment, NTT DATA hosted Global Digital Women Networking Event at the Germany headquarter in Munich in May 2019. The hosts Ilka Friese, NTT DATA Germany CFO & Managing Director and Asako Toyoda, Vice President, Head of Global Accounts & Industries at NTT DATA in Tokyo had a fireside chat on successful leadership in a multicultural and digital and share personal insights into their careers and work at NTT DATA. The event is moderated by Tijen Onaran, Managing Director and founder of Global Digital Women. Moderator and participants are thrilled to be hosting at NTT DATA for a select group of women with the wonderful Ilka Friese and Asako Toyoda. It is so important to have role models who make different digital careers tangible.
In doing so with Women Inspire events, NTT DATA will continue to move forward towards gender parity which is an important global objective for the company.
“At NTT DATA we place real significance on creating a diverse and inclusive environment where employees’ voices are encouraged.”
NTT DATA actively participates across the globe in providing education and activities to develop innovation potential in children and teenage girls. We believe that by providing support and networks for development of teenage girls, gender gaps can be minimized.
In taking part in the nationwide Girls’ Day, NTT DATA aims to encourage girls’ curiosity and inspire them to work in IT with hands-on experience. We wish to break the stereotype that IT is perceived as “typical male” work.
Similarly, NTT DATA also provides support for STEM*-related skills development to teenage girls across the globe, recently in particular Japan and Spain.
*STEM: an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics used in academic disciplines.