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Diversity, equity, and inclusion


Open Briefing values diversity. We are committed to being equitable and inclusive, and to being a place where all can be their authentic selves.

We are neuroinclusive, trauma informed, and positive about mental health. Over half our team are women and/or non-binary people, and nearly one in five are Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour. We are an LGBTQIA+ ally. We are remote-first and encourage flexible working.

We have made a number of DEI-related pledges and commitments, including:


We believe that continuing to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organisation is not only the right thing to do but will make our work more effective and impactful. Our strategy for realising this is to:

  1. Go beyond compliance.
  2. Increase diversity across our teams.
  3. Embed equity and inclusion in our culture and practices.

Much of what we need to do to achieve this strategy is already integrated across our policies, working practices, and organisational culture. We celebrate this. But we can do better. For example, our first two diversity goals are to:

  1. Build a gender-diverse organisation by ensuring that at least 50% of the total team and each individual team are women and/or non-binary people.
  2. Build a truly global organisation by ensuring that at least 25% of the total team and each individual team are Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour and 25% are from countries in the global majority.

These goals are just the first steps towards greater diversity. We also recognise that equity and inclusion are not natural consequences of increased diversity, but rather we must cultivate the conditions within which they will continue to grow.

Please see our diversity, equity, and inclusion policy for more information on our transformative work in this area.

Open Briefing is a certified social enterprise and a member of
the CIVICUS global civil society alliance and the Vuka! coalition