GENUINELY INCLUSIVE REFRESHINGLY NEWTON
A message from
Our people are at the heart of everything we do, so fostering an inclusive workplace is paramount to everyone’s success. We understand the importance of having truly diverse teams to challenge our thinking and deliver even more meaningful impact for our clients.
We know that the only way to achieve this is to create an environment where people feel truly included and can combine their experiences, perspectives and skills to create and deliver innovative solutions to deliver positive outcomes.
We set out an EDI vision in 2021 to continue to create a culture that thrives on prioritising a sense of belonging, treating people fairly and committing to diversity to achieve great results for our clients and experiences for our teams.
We’ve made some real progress since then by putting in place new policies and processes to support EDI and are meeting some of our diversity targets ahead of schedule as a result. The journey to getting this right takes time and we are excited to continue working towards becoming a truly inclusive employer.
We’re all about implementation at Newton and as such it’s not enough to just set out a vision – we have to make it a reality. In that spirit, we have set ourselves four targets, which will ensure that we reflect society more broadly and the clients we work with.
We will increase our ‘sense of belonging’ measure overall to 90% with consistency between all diverse groups
Ethnic Minority representation in the leadership team by 2023
Ethnic Minority representation below leadership level in Newton
To be listed in the Stonewall Top 100 Companies Index
female representation in the leadership team by 2023
female representation below leadership level in Newton
Building a better newton
Building a better Newton, where all of our people feel a sense of belonging and inclusion, is down to each and every one of our people. There are a variety of internal, grassroots initiatives, such as N-Clude, Wom-N, N-Pride, the Newton Foundation and the Ethnicity Network which give a voice to all our people and support a more inclusive environment.
N-Clude exists to ensure everyone at Newton feels welcome, is included, and is enabled to succeed, whatever their gender, ethnicity, faith or background. It co-ordinates the annual inclusion survey and organises initiatives to build awareness of and celebrate the things that make us all different.
N-Pride is a forum open to all LGBT+ Newtons and allies. As well as being a support network, it organises a range of events throughout the year, including during Pride Month,
Wom-N plays a vital role in creating an environment at Newton where women can succeed and realise their full potential. It facilitates events and networking, offers peer-to-peer support and mentoring, and provides a platform for female role models.
The Ethnicity Network works to create an environment at Newton in which Ethnic Minority talent feel comfortable to be themselves, feel included in the company culture, and can envision a long term future at Newton. Moreover, the network is supporting efforts to build a visibly more diverse senior leadership and to make Newton an industry leader for Ethnic Minority representation at all levels.
The Newton Foundation’s mission is to make it as easy as possible for Newton people to maximise their positive impact on the world, over and above client work. The flagship cause is Social Mobility, however people at Newton can seek support from the Foundation for any cause close to their heart.
Love all our people is a core value for us at Newton. We value inclusivity and we know we benefit from having a range of skills and life experiences in our teams. The network brings together current parents and carers to provide a safe space to share ideas and challenges and to support each other.
The Parent and Carers Network exists to help build the belief that you can be successful at Newton as a parent and/or carer.
WHAT'S GOING ON?
March 8. 2023
International Women's Day
We’re very excited for International Women’s Day this year because tomorrow we’ll be holding our first ever all-day event hosted by our Women’s Network (Wom-N) for women and minority genders in the company. To mark International Women’s Day today and introduce our event tomorrow, we’ve been speaking with Newton consultant and co-founder of Wom-N, Amy Elias. Read on to discover more.
February 21. 2023
The Grocer Female Power List
"It's no secret that diversity drives better decision-making and more successful teams and companies. So, focusing on equality and diversity isn't just the right thing to do morally, but the right thing to do to drive commercial advantage." - Emily Deer, Director at Newton Europe.
We are delighted to be partnering with The Grocer on this years Female Power List which starts with a look at where the discounters stack against the 'big four' when it comes to female representation in top paid roles, and celebrates the 10 most influential women who are leading the sector.
May 6. 2022
Ethnicity Month: A Personal Reflection
April marked our Ethnicity Month, where we hosted a series of events to better understand how matters of race, ethnicity and culture impact those working at Newton. This personal reflection from Agnes Fung, Consultant, gives a first-hand perspective on what it's like to be a Hong Kong national living in the UK, and how it felt moving country to start at a new job during the height of the pandemic.
February 22. 2022
Implementing Reverse Mentoring to Become an Inclusive Leader
Hear from Newton Founder Andy Hawes as he reflects on his conversation with reverse mentoring guru Patrice Gordon.
February 7. 2022
2022, The Year of Intersectionality at Newton
Welcome to Inside Newton, our new blog series which will be giving an insight into the lives, work and experiences of people from across the business. We’re thrilled to be kicking off with an introduction to Intersectionality from Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) manager, Sandra Masiliso
November 25. 2021
GEN certification for workplace equity
Newton becomes the first UK company to work toward earning the GEN Certification, a data-driven accreditation that recognises organisations for excellence in workplace equity.
October 29. 2021
Each month we celebrate a theme from our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion calendar and this October was ethnicity month.
Organised by the Ethnicity Network, it was a great chance to have fun and learn from our colleagues about what it means to be from a minority ethnic background here at Newton.
At an away day, we got a chance to hear from some of the Network what the group means to them and further explore the network’s key focus areas.
October 28. 2021
Celebrating Black History Month
October is Black History Month in the UK, so we took the opportunity to explore the stories and expand our knowledge more. Amongst other activities, we hosted internal and external guest panel discussions which celebrated the multifaceted, lived experiences of those within the Black community at Newton and across various industries.
Take a look at our introductory blog that kick started the launch of our Black History Month campaign series.
October 27. 2021
As part of our celebration of Black History Month, we launched our ‘Black Voices’ blog post campaign, where we heard from some of our people about their experiences of living and growing up as a black person in the UK.
With the theme for Black History Month UK this year being #proudtobe, our blog post series, gave us great insight into what #proudtobe really means to them.