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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in IT 2024

Creating Inclusive and Effective Strategies for All


Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in IT report aims to shed light on the strategies, challenges and successes in the pursuit of a workplace that reflects and celebrates the richness of human diversity.

Overall, experiences with DEI garnered from IT employees highlight the complexities of DEI initiatives in the workplace. It’s evident that while many see the value and importance of these programs, implementing them in a way that feels inclusive and effective for everyone—and clearly communicating those benefits to employees—can remain a challenge for many organizations.

Current State of DEI

Organizations are making positive strides toward creating more inclusive and equitable workplaces.


of organizations have mature/advanced DEI programs in place, up from 46% in 2023.


of employees say leadership makes it clear that DEI is critical to company strategy.

a diverse team of seven sitting at a table

Positive DEI Progress

The job is far from complete but organizations are making positive strides toward creating more inclusive and equitable workplaces, as evidenced by the experiences of Black or African American IT employees where DEI programs are a strategic initiative.


say DEI programs have made their workplace a better place to work.


say DEI programs have increased opportunities for job growth.


say DEI programs have positively impacted their career development.

Inclusive Workplace Opportunities for All

While 95% of respondents say leadership makes it clear that diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives are a critical aspect of company strategy, there remains opportunities to improve the inclusive work environment and the workplace experience for women in IT.



say DEI programs have positively affected their career.


are satisfied with the availability of mentorship programs.


are satisfied with their company’s pay equity policy.


Work from where you are. When you first start out, the task can be overwhelming. You can start by focusing on workplace diversity and equality. Recruit and retain people of diverse backgrounds and experiences and, most importantly, set goals for increased representation across various demographics.

Cultivate the right mindset. Enroll a diverse group of stakeholders in decision-making, fostering open dialogue among all employees about their priorities and creating an inclusive workplace.

Evaluate processes. Examine and dismantle unintentional processes and norms that may hinder equitable access to opportunities within your diversity, equity and inclusion strategies.

Secure senior leader support. Ensure sustained commitment by securing support from senior leaders. Diversity, equity and inclusion should rank as top priorities, treated on par with other strategic business imperatives.

Extend beyond the organization. Align with external partners who share your vision of workplace equality and diversity in tech, actively involving your team in community engagement to contribute to a positive culture.


About the Report

This U.S.- and Canada-based study, conducted by TEKsystems and YouGov, analyzes survey data related to diversity, equity and inclusion in IT. The survey, fielded in November 2023, includes perspective from 820 IT and HR professionals. Respondents include IT and HR decision-makers and IT employees. The report explores the social-related DEI challenges and perspectives and their impact on the workplace.