What We're Doing

Our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts are best understood and viewed from the operating group and business unit level across Constellation. Our initiatives and actions are as diverse as our employees, businesses and the geographies in which we operate.



Supporting Employees with Children

Contour Group's Grandparents Day Celebration

Our Contour Group celebrated Grandparents Day as part of fostering a workplace that values the importance of family connections. This event reflects our dedication to work-life balance and supporting our employees in all aspects of their lives.

Photo collage of Contour Software employees celebrating Grandparents Day

Contour Software Provides Child-Care at All Three of Their Offices

Creating an environment where our employees can bring their best selves to work is our goal. At our Contour Software business unit in Pakistan this includes the provision of child-care at all three of their offices throughout the country. This program is in support of both our female and male employees, allowing them to spend time with their children throughout the day as well as providing a professionally supervised environment for their children’s learning and development. The team at Contour demonstrated their agility and creativity, pivoting the program to virtual during the Pandemic, continuing the support of their employees during a challenging time.


Women in Leadership

Celebrating International Women's Day

Each year, Yonder celebrates International Women's Day as they express their appreciation and gratitude for the women who help shape our community through a special event created just for them. This year they met for “Breakfast and something sweet”.

Photo collage of Yonder employees celebrating International Women's Day.

Vela | Celebrating International Woman's Day

Our Vela LATAM team developed special cards for each of our female employees, highlighting their strengths, accomplishments and shared values.

Photo collage of Vela LATAM women leaders

Perseus | Women in Leadership

Contour and AutoSoft in Pakistan celebrated International Women's Day by expressing gratitude and recognition to all our women employees. Through thoughtful gifts and heartfelt appreciation, we honored the valuable contributions and accomplishments of the incredible women within our organization.

Collage of Contour and AutoSoft employees celebrating International Women's Day.

Altera Celebrates International Women’s Day With India-AWAKE

Harris’ Altera portfolio celebrated International Women’s Day with India-AWAKE (Altera Women Aspiring to Kindle Excellence). The day combined virtual games across their various offices, an in-person event at the Pune location, as well as a “Learn and Share” session with inspiring presentations that focused on the positive change our women have made.

Photo collage of Altera employees celebrating International Women’s Day with India-AWAKE

Driving Change: Empowering Girls with Tech and Career Guidance

On International Women’s Day, female leaders from our Contour Group visited schools of The Citizen Foundation (TCF) in Pakistan to mentor young girls from underprivileged communities. Through sharing valuable insights from the tech world and offering career coaching, they ignited young minds and laid the foundation for a brighter future.

Female leaders from Perseus' Contour Group visited schools of The Citizen Foundation (TCF) in Pakistan.

Jonas International Women’s Day: Coaching Coffee Chat Initiative

The Coaching Coffee Chat Initiative was an opportunity for North American employees to connect with female leaders across Jonas as well as to celebrate and recognize International Women’s Day. Informal 15-minute chats were set up across Jonas to provide opportunities for employees to connect with women leaders across the organization for mentorship exposure and employee development. 15 women leaders generously volunteered and over 45 members of our team connected with multiple leaders throughout the week.

Photo collage of Jonas' women employees, having a video call, celebrating Women's Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Several of our Harris business units celebrated International Women's Day | Month with virtual events that attracted almost 500 participants. Our women panelists shared their insights, experiences and perspectives, with a focus on the importance of transparency, openness and understanding. These conversations are an important part of creating the necessary dialogue, exchange of ideas and awareness as we continue on our DEI journey.


Jonas Women in Software & Fitness

To celebrate Women’s History Month for the second year running, Jonas Fitness honored the movers and shakers of the software and fitness industry. These women are the lifeblood and heartbeat of our industry. Our Jonas Fitness Portfolio is proud to have women represent 57% of their leadership team.



YonderWell: Challenges in Diversity across Generations

At Yonder, along with their commitment to Learning, they deeply value the well-being and emotional health of their team members, focusing on each colleague's unique experiences. YonderWell events address various areas crucial to well-being, including sports, nutrition, parenting, finances, and emotional wellness.

Our most recent session featured insightful discussions led by one of the best Romanian relational therapist, psychologist, and esteemed author with international training – Raluca Anton – who explored diverse perspectives and experiences across generations, building on our similarities and accepting our differences.

Photo collage of YonderWell speakers.

Contour Group's Partnership with CodeGirls

Our Contour Group is proud to partner with CodeGirls, a transformative initiative aiming to empower unemployed women from underprivileged backgrounds and bridge the gender gap in Pakistan's tech industry. As an industry partner since 2019, Contour has sponsored students, provided internships and employment, graduation ceremony space and even donated hardware. Recently Contour engaged its team members as technical trainers to conduct CodeGirls boot camps and welcomed graduating students for industry visits and mentoring sessions at its office.

Photo collage of Contour Software employees conducting CodeGirls boot camps

Cognera Celebrates Diversity

Harris’ Cognera BU continues its journey to understand, acknowledge and celebrate cultural diversity. The BU has a DEI working group that comes together monthly and in 2023 they celebrated Diversity Month and Pride Month as well as had special guest speakers from India to better understand the perspectives of their Indian and Pakistani employees.

Cognera celebrates diversity photo collage

Harris Connecture Discusses the Benefits of Generational Diversity in the Workplace

Harris’ Connecture business unit hosted a panel discussion to explore the benefits of generational diversity in the workplace – with panel members representing Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials-Gen Y, and Gen Z. The panel’s goal was to explore and share their experiences with their colleagues of the challenges and benefits of a generationally diverse workplace. Some of the key takeaways included:

  • Listening to one another's perspectives to avoid getting trapped in the way things have always been done
  • Demonstrating empathy for everyone's stage in life, no matter what that may be
  • Desire to contribute and be a vital part of the workplace community, as well as be appreciated for the talents they bring to the workplace – were shared by all
  • Investing in mentoring for all employees, regardless of level

Modaxo Vontas DEI in the workplace

Our Modaxo Vontas BU organized a session to share learnings on DEI in transit and the workplace, leveraging the experiences of one of the industry’s leading female leaders.

Headshot of Dr. Karen Philbrick, Executive Director of the Mineta Transportation Institute

Harris Pulsecheck Hosts a Discussion Panel About the LGBTQIA2S+ Community in the Workplace

The Harris Pulsecheck business unit coordinated and hosted a discussion panel: The Celebration, Discrimination and Inclusion of the LGBTQIA2S+ Community in the Workplace.

Five members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community at Harris spoke openly about their lives and experiences. They shared stories about being in a world that has historically not treated them well for being themselves. They provided thought-provoking conversations to cultivate a culture that recognizes and understands the unique perspectives and experiences of the LGBTQIA2S+ community at Harris. The panel discussion served as a call to action to create a workplace community that champions equality, challenges biases, and promotes all employees’ professional and personal growth.


Volaris’ Modaxo ANZ Employees Support Inclusion & Diversity

Our Modaxo ANZ employees launched an inclusion program that includes a large online library of content designed to give team members core skills and knowledge around inclusion in general, and specifically around other diversity topics. The content is largely delivered as short films and animations which make difficult concepts easier to understand - they tell real stories, create empathy and provide practical things people can do on a day-to-day basis. The program aims to strengthen inclusion awareness, embrace diversity and promote a safe and happy workplace where team members feel valued, respected and heard.


Celebrating, Connecting & Supporting Our Employees

Combining Work and Local Culture

Altera's Managed Services and Sunrise employees got together in India to connect with the Service Delivery Management team to provide training to DBAs. While there, they were able to participate in HOLI, a Festival of Colors celebrated India-wide.

Altera employees participate in HOLI celebration

Contour Group's Dynamic Commemoration of International Men's Day

The Contour Group proudly embraced the spirit of International Men's Day, celebrating the strength, resilience, and compassion that define our remarkable employees.

Photo collage of Contour Software employees celebrating International Men's Day

Vela LATAM Focuses On Culture

Our Vela LATAM Group held their first event “Vela Culture” focused on defining and codifying their shared values. The event combined team building exercises and other activities in support of connecting our employees to our shared values.

Group photo of Vela LATAM employees participating in “Vela Culture” team building

ConectaHR by Vela

Our Vela LATAM HR team held an in-person meeting for all our HR professionals that support their 16 BUs throughout LATAM. The main areas of focus were talent attraction and retention, compliance, leadership development, internal communication and work environment.

Group photo of Vela employees participating in HR skills building workshop

Volaris | Moments of Impact

Our Volaris adaptIT group created the following video to capture some of the moments of impact during the current year.

The Vela Toronto Book Club

The Vela Toronto Book Club is a group that celebrates literature and the diverse voices of female authors. The group engages in meaningful discussions, shares insights, and fosters a strong sense of camaraderie among colleagues. Together, we're embracing knowledge, challenging perspectives, and empowering one another one book at a time!

Group photo of the Vela Toronto Book Club members

Perseus Operating Group Creates Perseus Thrive

Our Perseus operating group has created Perseus Thrive as part of their internal intranet. Thrive is about expanding our understanding, celebrating, recognizing and connecting with one another by sharing our experiences.


Harris Creates Communities For Employees to Connect With Each Other

In an effort to provide a place for those with like interests, or those just wanting to learn more, to get together, one of our operating groups created Communities. Communities are a place to get to know and engage with others who share common interests – allowing for messaging, the asking of questions, the posting of content and the ability to celebrate and interact with one another. Community membership is over 2,700 (employees can be part of more than one community) and includes LGBTQ2+ Allies, young professionals, working parents, women in technology, DEI and wellness.


Supporting Our Employees In What Matters To Them

Beginning in 2023, our Perseus operating group added two additional days to their company paid holiday list.  The intent is to support our employees in what matters to them, be that observing a day that is important to them or a family member, including religious or cultural days, or volunteering for causes that have personal meaning.


Building Future Professionals

Topicus | Supporting Local Students

Our Topicus employees recently completed 14 “lessons” with a group of students from Etty Hillesum Lyceum. The students not only programmed a robot, but also built their own website. It was fantastic to see these young masterminds unleash their creativity and technical skills.

Photo collage of students in a programming workshop sponsored by Topicus.

Engaging Our Future Leaders

Our Jonas Software UK & Europe People & Culture Team attended a two-day careers event for 14 to 18 year old students to promote the opportunities and career paths available at Jonas. This resulted in setting up some Work Experience weeks in June and July for a number of students.

Jonas Software employees promote career opportunities at student careers event.

Astute Communications Camp

Our Contour Group hosted a Communications Camp where 20 individuals worked to enhance their communication skills, foster their personal and professional development, refine their interview techniques, and learn essential soft skills.

Photo collage of Contour Software employees hosting a communications skills camp

Contour Group's Empowering Meetups for Career Coaching!

Our Contour Group organized 12 meetups across Pakistan. These sessions brought together trained students from the Techlift Boot Camp, providing them with ongoing career coaching as well as fostering connections. These meetups serve as a platform for insightful discussions, guidance, and mentorship, helping to shape the next generation of skilled professionals.

Photo collage of Contour Software employees providing career coaching to  Techlift Boot Camp students

Foresee Leadership Development Program

The Harris operating group’s Foresee leadership development program provides future business unit leaders the opportunity to enhance their professional judgement as it relates to leading a vertical market software business. Over a twelve-month period, successful applicants to Foresee engage in the applied practice of management and leadership concepts in the context of their own work, cooperate with others to create viable growth initiatives, and pursue operational excellence through the redesign of existing processes with an eye towards change. The 2023 Foresee cohorts had 40% female participants, strengthening our future leadership talent pipeline.

Group photo of Harris Foresee, a leadership development program

The Words We Use Matter

This led one of our operating groups to engage with a third party to leverage its text analyzer software to remove the unconscious bias that was included in their job postings – related to gender, race, disability, and age. This initiative is one example of how we are working to increase the diversity of those who apply to open positions.


Mental Health & Well Being

Getting Fit…and having Fun

Altera's Ventus Spring Challenge easily surpassed their goal of 600 hours for mental or physical activity – with 1,165 hours of physical fitness and volunteering, while spending time with friends, family, and of course, pets.

Altera employees taking time to focus on their mental and physical health

Topicus | Taking Care of Ourselves

Our Topicus Pinkroccade local government employees understand the value of exercise. They organized their first HIIT workshop with the goal to end the day with a fresh and clear head.

Workout equipment laid out on floor

Volaris | Work Life Balance Workshop

Our Volaris Insuresoft BU hosted a 2-hour workshop focused on work life balance to raise awareness about the importance of work life balance especially when working remotely. The workshop provided the participants with tools to manage demands, work smarter, and build attention, mental health, and resilience.

Work life balance diagram on chalkboard.

Jonas’ Collections & Recovery BU Supports Well Being & Mental Health

Our Jonas Collections & Recovery BU hosted an event and challenge recently with their employees. Their event focused on well being and included movement, stress relief and mood elevation techniques. Their 5-day challenge focused on mental health, with a focus on activities, actions and techniques that can be used to support better mental health outcomes.


Harris is Awarded With the Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health

Over the past several years, our Harris operating group has worked to create an environment where their employees feel supported with their Mental Health and Well Being. Harris has worked to develop, in partnership with Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair and Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University, a Workplace Mental Health Leadership™ certificate program. Their efforts were recognized in 2022, 2023 and again in 2024 with the Bell Seal for Mental Health America Platinum Certification. This certification recognizes employers that strive to improve employee mental health and create a psychologically safe workplace for all.

2024 Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health Awarded to Harris

The Modaxo 6 Support Healthy Minds

Six of our Volaris Modaxo TGUK employees teamed up to create the Healthy Minds Champions. This group supports their colleagues with their health and wellbeing no matter where someone is starting from. Their activities include: monthly newsletters, podcasts, What’s On Your Mind sessions, a listening service, manager training as well as other organized activities.

Group photo of the Volaris Modaxo TGUK employees who've teamed up to create the Healthy Minds Champions

Jonas Mental Health First Aiders

Our Jonas UK portfolio has created the opportunity for our people managers to be trained as Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) through MHFA England. With the reality of a more remote working environment, having trained MHFAs available provides not only the skills, confidence, and training but more importantly the tools to better support our employees by reducing stigma, increasing wellbeing, and encouraging people to thrive at work. We are proud to share we have 50 trained Mental Health First Aiders.


Contour Group's Active Participation in Wellness Month 2023

The campaign was designed to elevate the well-being of our Contourian family through a variety of exercises aimed at stimulating physical functions, boosting metabolism, and enhancing overall quality of life. They provided education related to creating healthy diets, the importance of daily movement, as well as an expanded focus on mental health awareness.

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Photo collage of Contour Software employees exercising

Psychological Safety

Harris’ HLG (Harris Local Government) business unit collaborated with Harris’ HR organizational development and learning group to complete a 6-week learning path that focused on Psychological Safety.

Establishing a climate of psychological safety allows space for everyone to share their ideas without the fear of being punished or humiliated and promotes interpersonal trust and a climate of respect. The learning path included participation in an anonymous survey, completion of a pre-work assignment, attendance at two 45-minute sessions, and supplemental learning materials. Three distinct sessions were held for those in management roles, those in non-management roles and for all employees together. Each session included small group discussions and ended with participants being asked to think of “I Will” statements to declare how the group will commit to promoting psychological safety within HLG.


Bringing Awareness to Our Indigenous Communities

First Nations Recognition Committee

Volaris’ Modaxo ANZ employees formed a First Nations Recognition Committee to raise awareness and education about Indigenous cultures, histories, and current issues and also help create a more inclusive and culturally responsive workplace and contribute to reconciliation efforts between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

As part of the committee’s efforts to drive awareness and support reconciliation, they partnered with Yalari, a not-for-profit organisation that offers quality, secondary education scholarships at leading Australian boarding schools for Indigenous children.

Group photo: Volaris’ Modaxo ANZ employees formed a First Nations Recognition Committee

Operational Resilience

Our Jonas Operating Group is working with its customers to specifically measure their crisis management capability and performance, in support of their operational resilience efforts. Enabling their customers to better understand the value of their operational resilience capability and maturity as well as inform their investment decisions related to their crisis management efforts is one of the key goals.

Group photo of Jonas employees and customers