Women in HR tech: A message from three female leaders at Greenhouse

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Greenhouse is thrilled to be a part of the Women in HR Tech event at HR Tech 2017! We're looking forward to traveling to Las Vegas for the event next week.

Empowering women in HR to grow personally and professionally is particularly meaningful to us, especially as three female leaders on Greenhouse’s People Team. We see the HR Women in Tech event as a unique opportunity for women to engage with CHROs and other technology leaders who share similar values and goals, especially around diversity and inclusivity.

At Greenhouse, we prioritize diversity for many reasons. Besides just being the right thing to prioritize, 67% of job seekers say a diverse and inclusive workforce is important when evaluating companies and offers. On top of this, organizations who invest in diversity perform better—it’s estimated that teams evenly split between men and women generate 41% more in revenue annually.

While many of us have been focused on improving diversity and inclusivity in tech (and seen some positive impact), there’s still a lot of work ahead of us. We must continue the push to formalize our efforts, put goal setting into action, and not only place and retain underrepresented talent by fostering an inclusive environment, but also prime them for leadership roles.

Where do you start?

First, by attending events, like this one, to learn the latest trends and issues. By coming together to cultivate a strong industry network and community, we can share strategies and best practices to make us stronger than any one team or organization. In advance of the event, we put together the following primer, Methods for Building a Diverse Team, outlining proven strategies to create diverse and inclusive teams.

If you ever want to discuss workplace diversity and inclusion or the challenges you’re facing, it may be the case that we’re facing them, too! Feel free to reach out so we can brainstorm together. We’re eager to support you and your efforts in hiring the next generation of women technology leaders. Comment below or share this article and tag Greenhouse to get the conversation started.

If you're headed to HR Tech, enjoy the event. We hope to see you there. Please look for Greenhouse at the Women in HR Tech session and say hello.

Happy hiring!