Today we are celebrating World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development with people across the globe. Here at Curve, we take great pride in embracing a multicultural workplace environment. We currently have 27 different nationalities working side-by-side to take Curve above and beyond. We want to build a connected financial world for everyone, and intercultural understanding and collaboration is the key to our success. On Tuesday, Curve employees were invited to bring traditional food and snacks from their native country to share with the office. If there’s one thing that definitely connects us all – it’s delicious food.
Our stance on inclusivity doesn’t stop there. We strive to make our workplace a fair and welcoming place for everyone. Curve’s diversity and inclusion steering committee is dedicated to supporting employees regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and education. Our LGBT+ employees have their own additional group on Slack, to offer a safe space for discussion. You can catch us at Brighton Pride this August supporting the LGBT+ community.
We celebrate International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day to support working women and mothers in the traditionally male-orientated FinTech world. We also maintain a policy of recruiting apprentices, regardless of their educational background, to help everyone get a leg up in the business. Apprentices are an essential and valuable addition to our team. By taking these measures to diversify our office, Curve is truly enriched and the best it can be. Of course, we also have to welcome our four-legged friends. We have an open office policy for all dogs.
Here are 5 things you can do to celebrate with us:
- Watch an international movie on Netflix – Expand your binge-watching habits and explore the international section of Netflix. They have a large range of fantastic films from a variety of countries. Some great picks are Hong Kong crime thriller Internal Affairs, academy-award-winning Mexican Roma and Israeli drama Sand Storm.
- Take a trip to your local museum or art gallery – You’d be surprised how many exhibitions are dedicated to a particular culture or international artist. You can learn a lot wandering through the halls of a museum or art gallery.
- Discover music from a different country – Browse through Spotify’s international charts and playlists to find new music. Have a listen to Belgian singer-songwriter Stromae, K-pop girl group Blackpink or Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós. There are plenty of translations available on Youtube so you can see the lyrics in English, too.
- Try a different cuisine at an authentic restaurant – Enjoying some tasty food is a great way to experience a new culture. Try as many dishes as you can to find your new favourite.
- Start learning a new language – One of the best ways to better understand a culture is to learn their language. You open your mind to a new mindset and way of thinking. Download Duolingo for free and start inching your way towards fluency. Who knows, maybe you can take an exciting trip and show off your new skills with the locals.
We hope you all have a wonderful day celebrating cultural diversity! 🌎🌍🌏