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One of the most important initiatives I’ve worked on is making Canva a true Celebration of Diversity. Before Canva, I was at a company of 40ish people and wanted to build a workplace where everyone felt that they belonged. I attended seminars, talked to Diversity experts, and read a lot. Still, many of the ideas seemed too far ahead of the stage we were at. The mountain of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) was too daunting, and for a time I was stuck, fearing I could unintentionally offend someone if I launched initiatives incorrectly.
Out of apprehension, I didn’t take action as much as I wanted to. But I kept learning. When I was asked to work on Canva’s DE&I strategy — I jumped at the chance. At Canva, we have a company-wide approach to Diversity; we believe that we’re all responsible for creating a diverse environment. While our DE&I working group is a team of 16 from all corners of our team, true diversity takes the work and continuous learning by every one of us.
As a global team, we have focused on a cycle of listening, learning, setting goals, doing, reviewing to ensure our growing team is as inclusive as possible (alongside the teams working on our Product Diversity Initiatives).
While it’s still early days for us, we have made a commitment, as a company, to continuously learn and put in the work. In this blog I’ll take you through some of the actions we have taken at Canva to build a more inclusive team. Our intention is to share for two reasons:
That’s not to say we have it all figured out — we don’t. While we have made progress, we know there is so much left to learn and a long way to go.
Read more here: https://www.canva.com/newsroom/news/The-importance-of-diversity-at-Canva/
In an increasingly digital era where things change quickly, creating a culture that fuels innovation has become critical for success. Innovation and creativity is at the heart of Canva’s DNA – it’s something we’ve always championed when empowering our team to do the best work of their lives, which is why we’re incredibly proud to have been named number one on Fast Company’s 2023 Best Workplaces for Innovators List.
The list shines a light on 100 companies around the world cultivating innovation across their organizations – something we’ve always strived to foster in our culture at Canva. Our values underpin everything we do, and two of these in particular – ‘pursue excellence’ and ‘make complex things simple’ – are foundations for driving innovation across all areas of the work we do.
Read the full article: https://www.canva.com/newsroom/news/fast-company-workplaces-for-innovators/
One of the questions I get asked the most is how we've built and grown our culture at Canva, especially in a post-pandemic world.
Our team has spent the last decade creating an inclusive culture around coming together to achieve our huge goals and celebrate their impact for our community. We’ve also built much of our culture around what Chris (Canva’s Head of Vibe) describes as the feeling you get when you’re “around a communal table”. Coming together to connect, enjoy each other’s company, and feel like you can be wholly your authentic self – whoever you are, and whatever your interests.
Then, like everyone else, the pandemic threw a whole new way of working at us in 2020. Overnight, we shifted into a very new gear. Since then we have kept a number of the changes we made during the pandemic, and evolved others, to ensure our culture has stayed strong.
Read more: https://www.canva.com/newsroom/news/evolving-hybrid-working/
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Be a force for good with bold climate action
The scientific consensus is clear that we must limit global warming to 1.5°C. To achieve this, the planet needs to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
Tackling climate change and thinking about our own ability to reduce carbon emissions is one of the ultimate ways of "being a force for good," one of our guiding values.
Beyond Net Zero
Canva’s Australian operations have been carbon neutral since 2020. As of 2021, our entire global operations, including print and subsidiaries, are also carbon neutral. We’ve now entered the Beyond Net Zero phase, where we focus on regeneration, building our impact and healing the planet.
Read more: https://www.canva.com/sustainability/
As we approach our 10th anniversary, we’re incredibly proud to have been named on the renowned TIME100 Most Influential Companies List following a defining year for Canva.
Since the very beginning, we’ve had an ambitious vision, and even bigger aspirations, but being named as one of the world’s 100 most influential companies is something we could’ve only ever dreamed of. Today, that dream becomes reality, and we’re incredibly proud to announce that Canva has been named on TIME’s TIME100 Most Influential Companies List for 2023.
We’ve always been focused on solving problems and democratizing design, and this recognition reaffirms the tremendous potential of that vision: visual communication shouldn’t be limited to a select few. We believe everyone, everywhere, should be empowered to design. Even with more than 135 million people around the world using Canva, we truly feel we’re still only 1% of the way there.
Now in its third year, the prestigious list is curated by an expansive network of editors and correspondents looking to highlight companies making extraordinary impacts around the world. Following a defining year for Canva, and recently hitting 15 billion designs, we’re thrilled to have been included.
Read more: https://www.canva.com/newsroom/news/canva-time-100/
As the need for design literacy sweeps the workplace, we share how business leaders can foster a creative and collaborative environment.
We recently spoke with 1,600 global business leaders, including People and HR directors, to understand how the rise of visual communication is impacting their organizations.
These insights informed Canva’s inaugural Visual Economy Report revealing that 95% of business leaders expect employees to possess design skills and knowledge. In an increasingly visual world, the ability to build engaging presentations, social media posts, visual documents, and more is becoming table stakes for an increasing number of roles.
It’s clear that design is no longer only the purview of designers. What was once considered a specialized skill has become foundational for millions of everyday professionals worldwide. Whether you’re a marketer building a strategy deck, a Talent team creating onboarding materials, or even a financial analyst compiling quarterly reports, these findings demonstrate compelling visuals are now the status quo.
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