Be data-driven: Measure Emotional Intelligence to empower 1 mln. girls in tech

90% of top performers have high Emotional Intelligence

Research findings show that Emotional Intelligence (EI) is twice as important as IQ in predicting performance outcomes. 

Measuring Emotional Intelligence is the first step towards improving it and a critical step in enhancing wellbeing and performance. In addition to that, at SHFT Happens measuring EI is directly linked to social good. Every 10 EI tests taken with SHFT Happens fund an assessment for one of 1 million #iamtheCODE girls, empowering them with the knowledge they need to develop confidence and lead more fulfilling lives.



#iamtheCODE is the first global movement to mobilise governments, business, private sector and investors to support young women in STEAMED (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, Entrepreneurship and Design) education, through learning how to code, creative learning and cracking problems.

The Cause

Every 10 EI tests taken with SHFT Happens fund an assessment for one of 1 million #iamtheCODE girls. We believe that Emotional Intelligence can meaningfully improve their lives, empowering them to develop the behavioral foundation they need to feel worthy, feel seen and live braver lives. 


Analytics, validity and reliability. Knowledge is power. Measuring Emotional Intelligence is the first step towards improving it and a critical step in enhancing wellbeing and performance. 

Why EQ-i 2.0?

We’ve tested multiple tools and have shortlisted EQ-i 2.0 as our go-to instrument based on its validity and reliability. EQ-i 2.0 is the first scientifically validated and the most widely used EI assessment in the world. 

Specific Applications For This Report Are:


For almost 20 years, consultants and organizations have trusted the science that underpins the EQ-i 2.0 to help improve performance.

Leadership & personal development

When organizations incorporate Emotional Intelligence in leadership coaching, they are 36% more likely to report effective EI performance.


Measure and manage talent, ideal for use in coaching, organizational and leadership development, selection, and succession planning.


Ideal for clinicians and mental health professionals to assess, monitor, and evaluate a variety of mental health disorders across the lifespan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Emotional Intelligence provides critical insights into the way we see ourselves, relate to others, make decisions and manage stress. In fact, it’s one of the single largest factors differentiating the best performers from the rest.

The EQ-i 2.0 provides you with a picture of how you operate emotionally, your areas of strength and potential areas for development. There are many ways to develop your EQ competencies (see the one-day bootcamp, “Leading with Emotional Intelligence”, which immediately follows each certification course).

Personality typing, think of MBTI, the Colors Personality, the Enneagram refer to preferences. Emotional Intelligence refers to behaviour. And whilst preferences dictate some of our behaviours, personality assessments don’t measure behaviour. The right Emotional Intelligence tools do. Preferences are like glasses. You can put them on and off. Behaviours are part of your anatomy – like eye sight. Preferences can be changed. Behaviours are hardwired and much harder to change.

The Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0) is the world’s leading assessment tool used for assessing emotional and social intelligence and an excellent way to understand the emotional competencies of an individual. It is a ‘self-rater’ instrument, versus the multi-rater EQ 360.

EQ-i 2.0 and the multi-rater EQ 360 can be administered only by qualified psychologists. 

The assessment tool is delivered online, using a secure site and involves responding to 133 statements, taking approximately twenty minutes to complete.

Once completed, there are two report types to choose from: the Workplace Report and the Leadership Report, each providing scores in 15 competencies, grouped into five composite areas: Self-Perception, Self-Expression, Interpersonal, Decision Making and Stress Management.


The reports you receive provide a detailed analysis of your results.

For a more comprehensive picture of your EQ competencies, we highly recommend the EQ 360 multi-rater assessment tool.