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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at EF Kids and Teens

About Us

Our unwavering commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging DEIB is rooted in our aspiration to foster understanding, collaboration, and respect among all. We believe in creating an environment where everyone feels valued, supported, and empowered, regardless of their background or identity. Our DEIB Team are catalysts for positive change, driving us towards a more inclusive and equitable culture. We are opening the world through education, transcending boundaries and empowering individuals to contribute to a culture of belonging.

Together, we are building a world where understanding and respect are the prevailing norms, and where everyone feels valued and supported.

Join us on this journey towards a more inclusive future!

What does Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging mean at EF Kids and Teens? ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

Diversity is a fact

Our organization is made up of unique individuals who together contribute to the success of the company.

Equity is a process

We enforce fair practices and policies so that everyone has access to opportunities, regardless of their identity group.

Inclusion is a behavior

We welcome everyone, regardless of where they live, who they love, their spirituality or the color of their skin, to the table so their voices can be heard.

Belonging is about how we feel

Everyone should feel valued, accepted and part of our community when they bring their authentic selves to work.

Our Mission Statement

DEIB Kids and Teens is committed to promoting a workplace that is not only diverse but equitable, inclusive, healthy and a safe place where our staff feel they belong. Through proactive recruitment and talent retention, training shared educational resources, and development opportunities, we are creating a company where we can each bring our unique, authentic selves while working together to create innovative developments.

Our DEIB Commitments

  1. Grow diversity within our teams, at all levels, through proactive recruiting, retention, and development of talent. ​

  2. ​Recognize and work to remove inequity through ongoing training, evaluation, and fair policy development. ​

  3. ​Strengthen inclusivity in everything we do through continuously auditing our programs, services, language, content and marketing. ​

  4. ​Ensure our company culture provides a sense of belonging by fostering safe interactions, experiences, and spaces for our staff, students and parents. ​

  5. ​Bring awareness to help prevent racism and discrimination within EF Kids and Teens through the creation and promotion of relevant educational tools, resources, and platforms.

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Our Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

EF Kids and Teens is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of age, ancestry, color, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, parental status, Veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. Discrimination or harassment based upon any of these factors is wholly inconsistent with everything we believe in and will not be tolerated. Furthermore, such discrimination or harassment may violate the laws and regulations in the locations in which we operate.

Meet the DEIB Team

These individuals hail from different walks of life, both personally and professionally. They represent EF Kids and Teens’ vast network of people and products, working together to improve DEIB-related situations across all regions.

Hometown: Lancaster, UK- based in Shanghai

DEIB Committee Goals:

My goal is to use my role in the DEIB Committee to offer support where required,  as well as possibly running some literary/creative writing initiatives.​

David Tait, (he/him)
Regional Trainer, Shanghai
Thato Sihlali (he/him)

Hometown: Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa- based in Tangshan Hebei.

DEIB Committee Goals:

My goal is to use my role in the DEIB    Committee to shape DEIB’s growth as it shapes me as a professional. I look forward to being entrenched in a community that will help broaden my agency in realising DEIB aims in my workplace.​

Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela

DEIB Committee Goals:

As part of the DEIB Committee, I hope to empower and give a platform to people as well as bring about positive change and growth. 

Daniella Garcia (she/her)

DEIB Manager, Shanghai 

Dita Anindhika (she/her)

Business Analyst, Jakarta

Hometown: Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. I once was a student at EF Kids and Teens Jakarta!

DEIB Committee Goals:

By being part of the DEIB Committee, I am committed to contributing to the cultivation and preservation of a safe and diverse environment, by embracing the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as part of EF Kids and Teens' identity and working culture.

Hometown: Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. I once was a student at EF Kids and Teens Jakarta!

DEIB Committee Goals:

I hope to help address the continuing issues of equity and inclusion within EF to create a work culture that truly values all employees. I also wish to promote an attitude of respectful curiosity towards and acceptance of, differences based on a desire for mutual understanding.​

Anna Pittenger (they/them)

Teacher, Shanghai

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