About us

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at OpenText

We believe in the power of a diverse and inclusive workforce

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Zero barriers: Goals and commitments for a better world

OpenText is zeroing in on what matters most. We are fostering an inclusive culture that accepts and celebrates each of our diverse qualities, backgrounds, and perspectives—empowering all employees to bring their whole selves to work and thrive within our company.

By 2030, we are committed to achieving the following equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I) targets:

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A majority diverse workplace

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50/50 gender parity within key roles

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40% women in leadership positions at all management levels

 

Corporate Citizenship Report

With our OpenText Zero-In Initiative, we are on a transformative journey towards a more sustainable, inclusive, equitable, and prosperous world. Learn how we’re making progress in our Corporate Citizenship Report.

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Message from our CEO & CTO

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Mark J. Barrenechea,
CEO & CTO, OpenText

"At OpenText, we care deeply about creating a work environment where passionate, skilled, and diverse employees thrive. Where multiple points of view align to create amazing innovations. As a company, we were moved by the revelations of social injustice in 2020, and the stories we heard from our employees about the impacts racism and bias have had across their lives. As a result, we decided to put equity, diversity, and inclusion front and center in a very intentional way. Our focus is on supporting and developing under-represented minorities, with a strong emphasis on gender, race, and Black communities."

Mark J. Barrenechea, CEO and CTO of OpenText

Our people

Personal and career growth. Free expression of ideas. Being heard. Celebrating our differences.

These are the things that mean the most to our employees, customers, and communities. Each person brings a unique and valuable set of attributes, experiences, skills, and perspectives.

Together, we are committed to creating a culture that promotes equal employment opportunities, ethical and professional behaviors, and an environment free of harassment, bullying, and bias.

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We believe our success is tied to our workforce’s strength and diversity. People are our most valuable asset, and we are dedicated to attracting and retaining the best talent the industry has to offer.

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A place of belonging

Our Employee Networks are a great avenue for our employees to develop their skills, meet new people, and contribute to building a more diverse and inclusive OpenText. Led by colleagues for colleagues, each Employee Network is dedicated to driving value for each person, the business, and society. These networks support business-related diversity efforts and create a sounding board between OpenText employees and leadership.

OpenText currently offers the following Employee Networks:

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Worldwide OpenText Women (WOW)

WOW is a safe haven where women and allies empower each other, influence change, and grow an internal community dedicated to accelerating women's equity.

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Black Empowerment & Excellence (BEE)

BEE promotes the growth, advancement, and retention of OpenText's Black employees by facilitating opportunities for professional development, maintaining a space of inclusion and belonging, and increasing representation at all levels of leadership.

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Queer Pride & Allies (QP&A)

QP&A connects LGBTQIA+ members and allies to provide unconditional support, raise awareness, and celebrate in a safe, respectful environment together.

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TruABILITY

TruABILITY provides support for employees by raising awareness and advocating for anyone who is dealing with a disability or mental health challenges.

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FAMILIA

FAMILIA believes that our diversity defines us, and our commonalities connect us. We are on a journey to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in the Hispanic communities and create a strong network that fully supports one another.

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InspirASIAN

InspirASIAN is dedicated to promoting awareness and representation of Pan-Asian cultures around the world and creating a strong network for personal and professional development.

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Indigenous & Allies (I&A)

I&A fosters an environment where Indigenous employees and allies can empower each other, influence change, and grow an internal community dedicated to accelerating and celebrating Indigenous people, culture, and history.

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PLANET

PLANET focuses on creating an engaged, informed, and inclusive global community—where employees feel empowered to make a difference at home and in the workplace. We aim to increase environmental understanding within the company while supporting and holding the company accountable to achieve its sustainability goals.

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SALUTE

SALUTE embraces our proud community of employee veterans, service members, first responders, and family members who support and encourage each other through shared experiences, career development, professional growth, veteran recruitment, and retention by bringing together our diverse and unique backgrounds.

Partnerships

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University of Waterloo

OpenText is a corporate sponsor of Women in Computer Science (WiCS) at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. WiCS is dedicated to promoting gender equity in computing by advocating for and supporting women, trans, genderfluid, gender-queer, and non-binary students enrolled in computer science and computing-related programs at the University of Waterloo.

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Lakehead University

Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, provides education to the largest population of Indigenous university students in Ontario. As part of Truth and Reconciliation, OpenText aims to provide work experiences for Indigenous interns from this Canadian university. OpenText was also a proud sponsor of the 33rd annual Lakehead University Native Students Association (LUNSA) Powwow, which is a three-day event celebrating Indigenous culture.

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Catalyst

OpenText is a global supporter of Catalyst, a non-profit organization working with leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women. Founded in 1962, Catalyst drives change with pioneering research, practical tools, and proven solutions to accelerate and advance women into leadership.

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Out & Equal

OpenText sponsors Out & Equal. Out & Equal is a thought leader working to achieve workplaces of equality and belonging—supporting LGBTQ+ employees and leaders to thrive in their careers and lives.

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30% Club

CEO Mark J. Barrenechea is a member of the 30% Club Advisory Committee. The 30% Club Canada enlists board chairs and CEOs to work towards achieving better gender balance at both board and senior management levels. The objective is for members to commit to at least 30% female representation on their boards and executive leadership teams. The ultimate goal is to achieve gender parity.

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Disability:IN

Disability:IN is a leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide, promoting the full inclusion of people with disabilities, to inspire accessible innovation for all, and to foster cultures of inclusion.

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