MindTribes Founders Partner for Purpose with Michael Page to Scale Equity & Inclusion Efforts
24 February 2022
MindTribes Founders, Div & Vick Pillay have built a reputation for making individual and system change for more equitable and inclusive workplaces in Australia. In just under 10 years the firm has scaled with no external funding cleverly leveraging technology for efficiencies; co-designing with clients as extended project team members, whilst building capability within client organisations; investing in research and micro-credential partnerships with The University of Melbourne and Deakin University, respectively. Their client list has grown across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
Partnering with Michael Page is a growth and impact move and was a decision that was carefully and strategically made. Vick Pillay, a specialist in mergers, acquisitions and integration looked at the partnership from a due diligence perspective, across various metrics. Div Pillay assessed the relationship from a behavioural lens and had an insider view, as Michael Page executives were clients of MindTribes in 2021. The preparedness to invest in equity and inclusion internally was a show of integrity and commitment.
“Excited is an understatement [about the partnership], we are ecstatic! Alone we can only do so much but together we are unstoppable”, Diversity & Inclusion Director, Page Group, APAC
Overall, Div & Vick Pillay felt that Michael Page showed deep care for members of their social enterprise, Culturally Diverse Women; and were prepared to be brave and bold to hold clients to account when engaging on talent needs. MindTribes will offer Michael Page clients; audit, data collection, advisory and capability programs to ensure that:
- workplaces are building inclusive and psychologically safe environments
- recruitment and selection methods are free from structural bias
- diverse people are retained and are thriving.
A few potential partners were assessed in a competitive process across 2021 and early 2022. Michael Page has emerged as a trusted, values and purpose aligned, collaborative partner. Together MindTribes & Michael Page, scale for equity and inclusion impact and outcomes for all people in workplaces.
Rani Nandhan, Diversity and Inclusion, Director at the PageGroup, shared, “Excited is an understatement [about the partnership], we are ecstatic! Alone we can only do so much but together we are unstoppable”.