That Equity, Equality and Emotional Intelligence (commonly known as Emotional Quotient, or EQ) are values that every individual and company should champion to create real, sustainable change and foster a more inclusive world of work. A diverse and inclusive workforce results in greater innovation, creativity, profitability, and competitive advantage. If we all champion these values and help each other, everyone wins.
How did EQ start?
After consulting with fast-growing tech companies on their DE&I initiatives, there was a will to do more, but they did not know-how. This is where EQ comes in. Our Founder spent the last 16 years in HR tech& recruiting, climbing from the front line to Executive & CEO inside a Fortune 500 company focused on online recruitment & digital transformation and a prominent Microsoft Services Executive Board position. He’s witnessed only a surface level evolution of access to meaningful and life-changing jobs, especially for people of color. He was fortunate enough to build relationships and capabilities that propelled his career. After hearing this from new companies and witnessing a lack of representation at the top felt the time was now to focus on providing the required access to capable, diverse talent to thrive
What benefit do members get from joining EQ?
It's your safe place to build;
Connections: Develop real relationships
Careers: Access opportunities
Community: Each one teach one
Professionals now have a place to connect with people that care about helping each other progress & accessing to exclusive opportunities, e.g roles (usually under the radar for POC) - particularly Board & Senior level roles. The combined salaries of all the open roles from our member companies exceed $550+ million, with around $6+ billion in share options (based on current value). We ensure that professionals benefit from these opportunities, EQ is a community that looks out for each other, where you can share and learn in a safe space.
How does EQ Partner with companies ?
We work with growing companies who have expressed a strong interest in cultivating a diverse workforce to support their talent needs, reinforce their D&I employer value proposition, and connect relevant corporate partners with EQ community members. Access to the community allows companies to engage with and hire premium talent, whilst promoting the employer brand, learning best practices in building a D&I program, and highlighting its commitment to building a diverse and inclusive.