Shaping the Future with Diversity and Inclusion


Hadean speaking to their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion values while reflecting on Pride Month 2024.

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As we close out Pride Month, it’s essential to reflect on how Hadean continues to shape the future through our steadfast commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. These values are more than mere statements; they are the bedrock of our innovative culture and a testament to our belief in the power of diverse perspectives.

At Hadean, we understand that fostering an inclusive environment where every voice is heard and valued is critical to our success. Diversity of opinion and experience not only drives innovation but also ensures that we remain agile and responsive to the ever-evolving technological landscape. Our mission has always been and will continue to be to challenge the industry to think differently, to embrace technology in new and transformative ways, and this starts within our own walls.

Leah Topham, one of our dedicated team members, articulates this beautifully: “I feel incredibly lucky that I haven’t encountered many environments where I didn’t feel safe as part of LGBTQ+, Hadean of course being one where I feel most safe and embraced. This is not the case for a large part of the community, and I think it’s important to recognize, especially in an election year, the threat that continues to exist to trans rights and LGBTQ+ rights as a whole.”

Leah’s experience underscores our commitment to creating a safe and supportive workplace for everyone, but that our work extends beyond what we often intend it to. It’s a reminder that, while we celebrate progress, there is still much work to be done to ensure equality and safety for all members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Similarly, another colleague, Pierre-Olivier Carrier, highlights the importance of challenging the status quo: “As a queer person, it’s important for me to work in an environment where we seek to challenge and evolve our current environments. That is the true opportunity of technology. Pride Month for me, isn’t about highlighting our community as different. I don’t seek to elevate differences, but rather explore ways in which we can queer our points of view from new technology, new forms of doing business, and structures to implement internally. I think challenging the status quo is rooted in how we do things at Hadean.”

This perspective highlights how diversity at Hadean is not about highlighting differences but about integrating diverse viewpoints to drive innovation and growth. Our team’s collective curiosity and willingness to push boundaries enable us to continuously redefine what’s possible with technology.

In conclusion, as we reflect on the significance of Pride Month, we reaffirm our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. At Hadean, we believe that embracing a wide range of perspectives is crucial to our mission of shaping the future. We’re in the process of redefining and strengthening our DEI policies internally and this is something that we systematically aim to do every year. We are proud of the contributions of our queer and diverse colleagues and remain dedicated to creating an environment where everyone can thrive. 

Together, we will continue to challenge the industry, embrace new ideas, and drive forward with a spirit of inclusivity and innovation.