How Atlassian creates inclusive spaces for their global employees - Crescendo Chats | Episode 5
How Clarity Recruiting Supercharged D&I Education by Starting Small
Welcome to Crescendo Chats: Scaling Diversity & Inclusion. In this series, Crescendo co-founder Stefan Kollenberg hosts conversations with HR and diversity & inclusion practitioners, sharing valuable insights from their work.
This conversation is with Aubrey Blanche, the Global Head of Diversity & Belonging at Atlassian.
Listen to the podcast or read below for the edited transcript.
How to Up Your D&I Knowledge Game?
Clarity Recruiting realized that D&I needed action in order to genuinely be a corporate value, so they looked at how they could embed D&I into their current ways of work. No new practices. No fancy seminars or conferences. Just getting started.
And it worked.
Taking The Next Step: D&I Advocacy - Presentation at Connected.io Pride
Learning about diversity and inclusion can seem like wading through murky waters. We’ve collected some of the top ways to learn more about workplace diversity and inclusion.
Product Spotlight: Advanced User Scheduling & Profile Control!
How to build diversity and inclusion advocacy, this presentation is a quick overview of the preliminary steps you need to take to get started.
This deck was presented at the Connected.io Pride in Toronto on June 28th!
How To Start a D&I Program - Presentation at NewCo Summit
Over the past months, our team has been working on creating improvements for an even better Crescendo experience. Today, we are happy to announce the launch of three new updates and a faster, more reliable Crescendo.
How RedBubble is Strategic About Community Initiatives - Crescendo Chats | Episode 2
Starting a D&I strategy isn’t easy, so we put together a quick overview of some preliminary steps you can take to get yours off the ground!
This deck was presented at the NewCo Summit in Toronto on May 24th!
How HubSpot Scaled Employee Resource Groups - Crescendo Chats | Episode 1
In today's episode, you will be hearing from Michael Kyle Director of Talent at Red Bubble and how they are strategically investing in community support initiatives.
The Crescendo X Women of Influence Initiative
In this episode, you will be hearing from Melissa Obleada and we are gonna talk about Melissa's experience within the diversity and inclusion field at Hubspot and her roles in getting the employee resource groups started.
Diversity and inclusion definitions business leaders should know
Crescendo is excited to announce that it has partnered with Women of Influence to give away two tickets to Women of Influence’s upcoming Evening Series Event on May 15th, The Next Frontier: Meet the Tech Visionaries Designing the Future. This event is a fantastic opportunity for budding tech entrepreneurs and industry professionals to gain key insights from Montreal’s top tech entrepreneurs.
RC Woodmass @ Lesbians Who Tech 2019: Notes
While research shows diversity and inclusion (D&I) is good for business, each study uses a different definition of the terms involved. A simple Google search, for example, nets thousands of explanations for key terms like diversity, inclusion, belonging, and unconscious bias.
While there may be no “real” definition, there are mental frameworks business leaders can apply to these complex terms, making them easier to understand in a business context.
Announcing the Crescendo x Evoke Conference Initiative
“If someone asks you how to get more queer women in tech, turn it on them and ask, What have you already" tried?’ The best way to hire women and people of colour is to hire them.” -Leanne Pittsford
3 Ways to Train Cultural Competence
Crescendo is excited to support Evoke and help bring Toronto's dev community together by giving away two free tickets! Evoke, a non-profit initiative, presented by Havas Canada & Plastic Mobile, and sponsored by Microsoft is bringing the entire developer community together in Toronto for one of the largest developer conferences and events in Canada.
Talking People Ops with Cindy Gordon, VP of People at Policygenius Inc.
Improve workplace productivity with cultural competence.
Cultural competence is an element of diversity and inclusion linked to increased customer retention and new market opportunities. As companies get more global and countries gain more diversity, understanding and improving cultural competence is a necessary part of professional and business development.
Approaching D&I With Andrea Corey, VP Product Development at Nudge.ai
We recently had an insightful chat with Cindy Gordon, VP of People at Policygenius Inc. Policygenius is the nation’s leading online insurance marketplace, with a focus on making it easy to find and buy insurance.
Policygenius just expanded earlier this year to offer home insurance and auto insurance. They also offer a way for consumers to compare and buy life, disability, and pet insurance. For consumers…
D&I Leader Katrina Jones Shares Her Best Advice
We recently spoke with Andrea Corey, VP of Product Development at Nudge.ai. Corey previously worked at Eloqua (later acquired by Oracle) where she performed various roles including VP of Systems Architecture, VP of Quality and Performance Engineering, and VP of Quality Assurance.
Corey is also an Activator with SheEO Inc. Corey has had immense experience in tech and has considered diversity and inclusion throughout her career.
Interview with Jake Stika of Next Gen Men
We had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with Katrina Jones, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Twitch. Jones was previously Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Vimeo, and Global Inclusion and Diversity Manager at Accenture.
In the interview below, Jones shares her valuable tips on:
Kicking off Your Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
Jake Stika, co-founder and executive director of Next Gen Men, recently named in the 2018 Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue Calgary.
Next Gen Men’s goal is to cultivate open, safe spaces to bring boys and men into critical conversations about gender.
They seek to facilitate open dialogues while also encouraging young men to step up and support others in order to drive positive change, dismantling the status quo.