Be Yourself At Work (otherwise known as #BYAW) is a global campaign and movement at Capco. It’s about removing barriers and opening up new freedoms of self-expression in the workplace, because we know that diversity powers innovation.
CAPCO COMMITS TO THE VALUABLE 500
At Capco, we believe that our employees do their best work when they can be themselves, which is why we are so proud to make this commitment to The Valuable 500.
WHAT DOES #BYAW MEAN?
Be Yourself At Work is a Capco philosophy. But what does it actually mean in practice?
Our Culture and Values
RESPECT, INTEGRITY, EXCELLENCE, COMMITMENT, KNOWLEDGE. These five values define how we work with our employees and clients, are the foundation of our ongoing success, and are at the forefront of everything we do.
LBGTQ+ WORKERS RIGHTS STATEMENT
At Capco, we strongly believe that diversity & inclusion drive innovation. We want to ensure that the environment we create is one where all employees feel comfortable and encouraged being their authentic selves—regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
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MY COVID-19 CAREER CHANGE: FROM IN-HOUSE DATA SCIENTIST TO DATA SCIENCE CONSULTANT
Capco’s Charles Shen joined us from a big corporate. In this blog, he shares why the switch to consulting was the right choice for him and his career.
MY MOVE FROM THE UK TO CANADA
In this BYAW blog, Usmaan Waheed discusses his move from the U.K. to Canada.
BUILDING DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE TEAMS: A BUSINESS CASE
Diversity – whether by age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, or culture – should be pursued and encouraged in the professional arena. It will be critical to the success of organizations and their workforce in a post-pandemic world, and here is why.
FROM THE SWISS ALPS TO CAPCO LONDON: MY DATA SCIENCE JOURNEY
Manuel Steiner said pursuing an MSc in Statistics was without a doubt, the best decision he’d made. In this blog, he shares how this decision helped him in becoming a data scientist at Capco.
PAUL HENRY - DATA SCIENTIST
Financial services often present complex analytical problems, which require navigating through business requirements, regulation, and existing technical infrastructure. While that can often be a challenging environment to work within, it is also the landscape for some exceptionally creative solutions.
DIGITAL ADVISORY: BREAKING DOWN INDUSTRY BARRIERS
Capco Consultants discuss their pro-bono work for a digital company in the Latin American agricultural industry through Bankers Without Borders.
MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP
For Pride 2020, Capco Canada Consultant Vaibhav Sharma reflects on his journey, including his activism in his native India and his move to Canada.
BLACK LIVES MATTER: WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
In this article, Capco London’s BAME lead, Nicole Nwasike shares why we all need to listen without prejudice or judgement to the experiences of others.
WE ARE THE WORLD
Deciding what to write for Pride month in 2020 felt a little strange this year. There is so much happening around us, and for some reason, my mind chose to draw inspiration from the lyrics of “We Are the World” - a charity single originally recorded by USA for Africa in 1985.
WHY REPRESENTATION MATTERS
June marks pride month for many countries globally. Pride is a time to celebrate our diversity, whilst also taking time to reflect on the current challenges faced by society. With this year’s theme as ‘One Voice, Many Stories’, we’re focusing on highlighting the experiences of some of our employees globally.
HOW CAPCO UK CELEBRATED RAMADAN 2020
At Capco UK, the month of Ramadan is typically commemorated with social celebrations open to all colleagues in our London and Edinburgh offices. The implications of COVID-19 and social distancing have meant that this year’s celebrations would take a slightly different form. In this blog, we’ll be sharing what we learned from those who celebrated the holy month of Ramadan under lockdown.
THE SHIFT TO A REMOTE WORKPLACE: HOW IT DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTS MOTHERS
Today, many women across the wealth industry are grappling with the new normal, brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The plethora of demands they must face each day while working remotely is genuinely remarkable. Firms must embrace the move towards accommodating mothers who are unduly impacted to succeed in our current environment.
RADHIKA PATEL: WATC RISING STARS NOMINATION
We are very pleased to extend our congratulations to Radhika Patel, who has been shortlisted in the Digital category of WeAreTheCity’s 2020 Rising Stars awards.
MANAGING THE REMOTE EMPLOYEE’S EXPERIENCE: TEN OF MY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REMOTE WORKING SUCCESS
As the world collectively deals with the challenges and disruption posed by COVID-19, Capco managing principal, Haleel Sarwar, shares his ten recommendations for transitioning to 100 percent remote work.
ARMED FORCES 2 CAPCO
The UK Armed Forces 2 Capco (AF2C) programme continues to go from strength to strength. Having received a Silver award under the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Employer Recognition Scheme in 2017, Capco now offers employees two weeks’ paid leave to serve as reservists, the key criteria to qualify for the Scheme’s top-tier Gold award.
CAPCO LONDON GOES TO THE PICTURES & DISCUSSES ‘EACH FOR EQUAL’
On Thursday 5 March, our London community kicked off celebrations for this year’s International Women’s Day with a screening of four female-focused short films, accompanied by a gourmet selection of cinema treats. In this blog, we share how our people interpreted this year’s theme of ‘Each for Equal’ during the panel discussion which followed…
MY HUSBAND SACRIFICED HIS CAREER SO I COULD HAVE MY OWN
This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #EachforEqual, and challenging stereotypes is an important part of this. Madeleine Howard shares why she decided to take a job at Capco, and how she and her husband are raising their son their own way.
PUTTING THE FUN INTO FUNDRAISING FOR SPINAL RESEARCH
On Blue Monday, eight volunteers from Capco came together to fundraise for Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research. In this blog, Sydnie Beckman shares why she is encouraging others to support this charity.
CAPCO REFLECTIONS - JESS TAYENJAM
Diversity lead for Capco Digital and Head of Product Capability, Jess Tayenjam, reflects on her experience and understanding of 'diversity', both inside and outside of Capco.
WHAT I LEARNED FROM JUDGING LGBTQ+ STARTUPS AT STARTOUT DEMO DAY 2019
Senior Consultant, Torin Denniston, recaps his time at a judge for StartOut 2019 Demo Day. StartOut is a non-profit organization that promotes LGBTQ+ equality and combats discrimination in the business world by researching the impacts of LGBTQ+ discrimination in the startup world and helping to give LGBTQ+ startups access to the same opportunities and resources as other startups.
MY JOURNEY FROM BARTENDER TO LEAD DEVELOPER
In this article, Capco’s Jenell Pizarro shares her journey to becoming a dev team leader and how she is supporting women developers in tech.
REFLECTING ON INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY AT CAPCO
This year, Capco UK held its first International Men’s Day event. In this blog, Luis Lopes shares what happened on the night.
WHY I RETURNED TO CAPCO AFTER MY INTERNSHIP
Ifeoluwa Aiyelabowo took part in Capco’s internship program during his summer vacation from college. In his blog, he shares why he chose to come back and work for Capco, and some of the opportunities he’s experienced whilst working here.
CAPCO NEURODIVERSITY EVENT: BRIDGING THE GAP THROUGH EFFECTIVE CONVERSATIONS
Encompassing a range of alternative thinking styles, neurodiversity is topic that remains poorly understood. The hurdles that neurodivergent individuals may have to overcome as they look to communicate their condition to employers and colleagues was the focus of an event held recently at Capco’s London offices, entitled ‘Bridging the Gap through Effective Conversations’.
MY CAPCO INTERNSHIP AT METTLE
Over the summer, our intern Robert Fraser spent eight weeks working at Mettle, a neobank for small businesses by Natwest, developed in part by Capco. Find out from Robert what a typical day at Mettle looks like.
WHY I TEACH KIDS HOW TO CODE
“Are you in the right room?” Those were the words that were uttered to me on my first day at University of Colorado, Boulder aged 19. While no ill-harm was meant by this remark, it certainly made me feel like an alien in my new coding and engineering class. In this blog, Sydnie shares her experiences as a woman in tech, and why she sees value in teaching kids how to code.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDERS AT CAPCO UK
In this article we share the purpose of Capco UK’s Mental Health First Aiders and three tips for managing your mental health from Bhavik Shah, senior consultant and UK Mental Health Lead.
CAPCO DOES NATIONAL CODING WEEK: P2P UPSKILLING FOR EVERYONE
In this blog, Rachel Baugh shares why she took the chance to learn the basics of Python at Capco during National Coding Week.
WHY I HAVE LEARNT TO GO WITH THE FLOW
Ten years ago, Tom Keenan had an illness that could have killed him. In this blog, he shares why he wakes up each day happy just to be alive.
HAVING DYSLEXIA HASN’T HELD BACK MY CONSULTING CAREER
In her Friday Reflections, Hannah Cameron shares her experience coming to terms with her dyslexia and how difficulties you may face shouldn’t stop you from achieving your goals.
CAPCO’S GLOBAL STEP CHALLENGE: NICK BROOKS STEPS TO IT
In Nick Brooks’ Friday Reflections, he shares how he will be stepping up to the challenge, and his personal connection with our chosen charity, Room to Read.
THE MORE THE MERRIER!
For Sydnie Beckman, 'the more the merrier' has become a mantra and defined her career working in international banks, to fundraising and sport. In this blog she shares why she and Team Capco are supporting the Katie Piper Foundation.
PRIDE 2019: THIS IS AN EMERGENCY
On Tuesday 25th June, the London fintech community came together for a celebration of Pride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The Intertech LGBT+ event was hosted in the heart of Tech City, at London Rise, in collaboration with Capco and Flux.
PRIDE 2019: THE REASON FOR THE SEASON
In her Friday Reflections, Nicole Fitch shares a personal story about her transgender friend, to bring consciousness to the ‘T’ in LGBTQIA+, and to encourage others to make their social circles as diverse as they preach their work cultures to be.
WHY NICE GIRLS CAN FINISH FIRST
Early in her career, Kelly Sloane was told she needed to be ‘meaner’ to be successful in the workplace. In her Friday Reflections, she shares how she proved this statement wrong by being her authentic self.
WHEN CAPCO MET THE GIRLS WHO CODE
Last month, Dallas women of Capco visited the Girls Who Code program at the Bishop Arts Theater Center (BATC). Find out what happened in our blog.
What I learned from this year's Ramadan
Capco's Imran Khatri shares what he learned during Ramadan and how these realisations are closely aligned with our daily lives.
CAPCO HONORED AT THE 2019 BRITISH LGBT AWARDS AS ONE OF BRITAIN’S 10 MOST INCLUSIVE EMPLOYERS
Capco was proud to attend last night’s British LGBT Awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House as one of 10 companies nominated in the most inclusive companies’ category.
HOMELESSNESS: IT MATTERS TO ME, IT SHOULD MATTER TO YOU
In December 2018, a group of Capco employees slept rough for Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park initiative in Edinburgh and raised over £6,000. As a thank you, Capco were invited to attend Social Bite’s Evening with Malala Yousafzai, the world’s youngest Nobel Prize winning laureate. In this blog, Capco’s Nicole Perry reflects on a very inspirational evening and how we can challenge social injustice and tackle homelessness.
IWD 2019: SUZANNE MUIR ON #BALANCEFORBETTER
The theme of balance is a gender-neutral topic, says Capco Partner Suzanne Muir. Read why in the latest blog from our 2019 International Women’s Day #BalanceforBetter series.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM LONDON’S IWD PANEL EVENT
The panel event at Capco London brought together inspirational leaders from across the UK business community, to discuss how we can achieve ‘balance for better’, this year’s IWD theme. In this blog, we share the candid highlights from the evening’s conversation.