DE&I strategies that work – Episode 4: Okta, Inc.

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Innovative business leaders recognize that in order to stay competitive, they must diversify their organizations and make them more inclusive.

Our limited podcast series features Greenhouse CEO Daniel Chait, along with fellow industry innovators, as they discuss how building a strong DE&I foundation enables companies to reach the next level of business success. Hear from cutting-edge DE&I thought leaders at Knac, BlackRock, Checkr, X (the moonshot factory), Okta, Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and HubSpot as they share diversity hiring metrics to improve recruiting and onboarding, as well as forward-thinking processes to action immediately within your own organization.

In this episode, Daniel invites Okta, Inc. executives Madhavi Bhasin, Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, and Brett Coin, VP of Global Talent Acquisition, to share their company’s impactful DE&I strategies.

Madhavi and Brett discuss how recruiting a diverse workforce that mirrors your customer base can lead to a higher level of employee engagement and revenue growth. Over the past 20 years, they’ve both seen DE&I conversations become more frequent, measurement practices get more transparent and development efforts become more robust.

Stay tuned to the end of the episode for practical tips on improving diversity hiring practices with Ariel Lopez, Founder and CEO of Knac.



In this episode, you'll learn:

  • How Madhavi and Brett have launched multiple sourcing partnerships at Okta, connecting the company to a diverse pool of talent
  • The ways in which both Brett and Madhavi work with each line of business to bring in new talent so that all hiring managers continue to nurture and engage their employees
  • Why Okta sees furthering DE&I as everyone’s job, not something that should be relegated to leadership or specific functions of HR

The differentiator for the way we’re building our organization is to proactively cultivate and nurture our relationship with candidates.”

Brett Coin

VP of Global Talent Acquisition

Brett Coin

Make a commitment to hire the best talent from a wider pool, while controlling for identity bias.”

Madhavi Bhasin

Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Madhavi Bhasin

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