Introducing TechYes! — Greenhouse’s Diversity in Tech Meetup
Rachel Leffel is a Support Engineer at Greenhouse and is one of the founding members of TechYes, a diversity in tech meetup founded by Greenhouse employees. The group is passionate about raising awareness of diversity issues and creating a safe space for members to have open conversations about their experiences.
As one of its founding members, I am excited to introduce TechYes: Diversity in Tech, a meetup that Greenhouse launched as a safe place for people to discuss diversity issues in the technology space. Our goal is to create a community where people can talk openly about their experiences with diversity and inclusion issues in and outside of the workplace, hear about others’ experiences, and lean on each other for support. We cover an array of topics, including addressing the current state of diversity in tech, identifying diversity issues in and outside of the workplace, and recognizing and confronting unconscious biases that emerge all around us.
We hosted our most recent meetup earlier this month, called “Beyond the Basic Background.” Here, panelists from 2020Shift, Jopwell, and The New York Times joined us to discuss how to share and promote personal narratives to encourage better communication and deeper understanding across diverse groups. Our panel included Janel Martinez of 2020Shift, Katie Sanders of Jopwell, and Elisabeth Goodridge and Julie Bloom of The New York Times.
Read on for unique insights from each of our forward-thinking panelists, giving you an idea of the conversation you can expect at a TechYes meetup:Read more