Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

NTT DATA Business Solutions

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At NTT DATA Business Solutions, we are committed to create an equal and inclusive workplace, where all employees are valued and diversity is celebrated.

International Women’s Day and Beyond

March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD) – a global day celebrating the cultural, social, economic, and political achievements of women. The purpose of IWD is to uphold those achievements, recognize challenges, and focus greater attention on women’s rights and gender equality. Together with NTT DATA we show our commitment:

We are not all the same. But we deserve the same opportunities.
A Workplace of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Our Workplace Culture

Bringing together people from different backgrounds, with unique experiences and individual differences, creates a modern, dynamic, and innovative workplace. Many of today’s achievements and developments in IT would probably be unthinkable without diversity in the workplace.

At NTT DATA Business Solutions, we are aware that the diversity of our employees is a great opportunity for us as a company. Therefore, we are transparent with our people and continously develop our environment and culture so that the differences between our employees are respected and valued. We believe that in addition to the acceptance and appreciation of differences, actual inclusion and a sense of belonging are decisive to unlock the full potential of each employee.

A Workplace of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Diversity is the tolerance, acceptance, and appreciation of all dimensions that people can differentiate from one another. Be it gender, age, culture, style, sexual orientation, or other characteristics that make people unique.


Whereas diversity refers to all the many ways that people differ, equity is about creating fair access, opportunity, and advancement for all those different people. It’s about working in a fair playing field with equal opportunities and fair treatment for every employee.


Inclusion is determined by a company’s behavior and cultural norms. It is about orienting towards individual needs to create a workplace with the right conditions and opportunities so that every single employee can express their opinion and develop their full potential.

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Diversity Management

The mission of diversity management is to increase, maintain and cherish the diversity of our workforce. Our focus is particularly on creating the framework and policies to ensure equal opportunities and prevent discrimination in our working environment. Driven by the strategic approach of our management our diversity actions reach up to every employee. Thus, everyone is called upon to work with each other in a responsible and sensitive manner. Because truly lived diversity is not the task of one department, but the responsibility of every single person in the company.

The specific measures with which we put diversity on a daily agenda include unconscious biases trainings, the increase of work-life harmony, the support for women in leadership, the establishment of a fathers’ network as well as the appreciation of other life concepts by the dedication of our global LGBTQIA+ community.

Sandrine El Sauaf

Valuing diversity creates a chance to shine for everyone. Seriously pursued diversity management establishes an environment where everyone feels respected and secure to bring their whole selves to the workplace.

Sandrine El Sauaf, Diversity Lead NTT DATA Business Solutions

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Diversity Numbers of Our Workplace

At NTT DATA Business Solutions around 13,500 experts with 87 different nationalities from 31 countries work together – behind these numbers there is a diverse group of people with their individual careers, experiences, soft and hard skills, who meet equally unique people among our customer base.

United by enthusiasm for IT, our employees support and enrich each other every day with their expertise. This way we not only create new ideas and realize innovative projects but also achieve the best and individualized solutions for our customers around the world.

Supporting Our People

Diverse Teams

At NTT DATA Business Solutions, we work in diverse teams including employees from all countries, age groups and genders. We believe that the diversity of our employees is one of the greatest advantages for us as a company. Because diversity brings together the best skills, unleashes innovative ideas as well as a wider range of perspectives on projects and thus the best solutions for our customers.

diverse group of employees

Family Friendliness

An important matter for NTT DATA Business Solutions is to support its employees in balancing their family and career. This includes flexible, mobile, and part-time working models as well as maternity and paternity possibilities around the world. Likewise, there are great initiatives in single countries, such as the setup of an own kindergarten in Malaysia, the establishment of a lactation room for mothers in Turkey or the german cooperation with awo lifebalance.

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LGBTQIA+ Community

At NTT DATA Business Solutions, we welcome employees of all sexual orientations and gender identities and consider ourselves as allies for LGBTQIA+ members. Together as a company we want to raise awareness and provide personal support for LGBTQIA+. In this regard creating a workplace and atmosphere where everyone feels free to be themselves is the most important thing. To support and celebrate pride and the diversity in our company we set up a global LGBTQIA+ community and organized our first global LGBTQIA+ network session in 2021.

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Gender Equality

At NTT DATA Business Solutions, we believe in a gender-balanced workforce. But it’s no secret that especially in the IT industry women are underrepresented. To create a balanced workforce advocating for female leadership is key. Therefore, we support our female employees with leadership workshops, female mentoring, and cross mentoring programs as well as networking events for a forthcoming equal business world. With this and further actions we’ve already increased female hiring within our company, but this is just the beginning.

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Unconscious Biases Traning

People are naturally biased and act on subconscious, deeply ingrained values and behaviors, which can lead to structural and individual biases. Hence unconscious biases are one of the main reasons of unfairly discrimination or preferential treatment in the workplace. We want to ensure that our employees experience equal professional lives with the same chances, possibilities, and recognition. At NTT DATA Business Solutions, we’ve implemented unconscious biases training for our workforce to raise awareness, to realize when unconscious biases affect our behavior and ideally to discard those biases.

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Norbert Rotter

Diversity is anchored in our 'People Values'. Diversity and gender diversity characterize our culture and set us apart. We promote diversity through close cooperation between our management, our People Function and the Grass Roots initiatives in our countries, where dedicated colleagues work together to ensure that everyone not only accepts and promotes diversity, but also benefits from it in their daily work.

Norbert Rotter, Chief Executive Officer NTT DATA Business Solutions

Empowering Women in Tech

An important part of encouraging diversity in the workforce is to ensure gender equality. At NTT DATA Business Solutions, we offer men and women alike the chance to find their personal place in our company, so that they can actively shape the digital future and realize their individual goals. We as a company provide equal career opportunities what means that we accompany our employees on their individual career path with flexibility as well as personal and professional support.

Information technology is a brilliant career path for everyone. Therefore, we are actively working on increasing our female ratio, which is currently at a global average of more than 30 percent. As a company we want to drive the change by encouraging women to take on a position in IT and advocating for female leadership. Besides mentoring programs and diversity trainings, inspiring role models are important practices.

Read on and hear from female employees who made a career at NTT DATA Business Solutions. They share motivational career paths, individual stories as well as personal advices with you.

Meet Our Global Women in Tech

Dieter Schoon

We must turn away from a patronizing treatment of diversity, particularly with regard to gender equality. This is essential to truly appreciate the value of a diverse and mixed workforce. I am sure we can do it!

Dieter Schoon, Executive Vice President Global People

Become a Part of NTT DATA Business Solutions

Everyone you will ever meet knows something you do not know. For us at NTT DATA Business Solutions, diversity is not limited to gender, origin, or sexual orientation. Since aspects such as religion, appearance, health, life situation or job are all part of your personality. Because diversity does not mean that we are all the same. It is about giving everyone the same opportunities – and seeing our differences as an advantage.

Convinced? Then become a part of the diverse and unique workforce of NTT DATA Business Solutions.

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