Diversity & Inclusion

The case for more diversity and inclusion has been made many times. However, the concrete ways to go about hiring and retaining diverse talent and most importantly making them feel included has left us with much to be desired. We tackle that thorny subject on these pages.

Finding Go-to-Market Fit with Frederik Groce, Storm Ventures

Frederik Groce is a Principal at Storm Ventures and a co-founder at BLCK VC. Storm Ventures is an early stage B2B focused venture firm that specialises in building enterprise leaders. BLCK VC was formed to connect, engage, empower, and advance Black venture investors by providing a focused community built for and by Black venture investors….

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Tackling Unconscious Bias in your Recruitment Process

When thinking about building a diverse and inclusive team, many companies are quick to classify it as a ‘pipeline problem’: you’re not getting enough diverse applicants, or the diverse applicants aren’t of the right quality. But is your hiring process actually contributing to this pipeline problem? Here are 8 small but extremely impactful ways you…

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The importance of emotional health for startup teams – Rui Brandão, Zenklub

Rui Brandão, CEO and founder at Zenklub, is this week’s guest on The SaaS Revolution Show. Rui shared the personal story that led him to transition from working as a medical doctor to founding Zenklub, a startup transforming the provision of mental health support in Brazil. He talked about the state of mental health in…

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The 12 Amazing Partners Bringing Diversity & Inclusion To SaaStock19

While we’re completely committed to ensuring that SaaStock events offer an incredible return on investment, we’re well aware of the fact that a multi-day conference in a foreign country may be an unattainable expense for many. When minorities and marginalized voices are excluded as a result of financial barriers, industry events can rapidly become unrepresentative…

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Nailing Company Culture & Mission: How to Build an Environment Fit for Scale

Remember Enron? A company that went to the highest highs only to have a dizzying fall in 2007. One of the values that Enron had put on the wall was Integrity. In hindsight no one would associate Enron with anything remotely close to integrity. As you heard in the intro, how you reach your objective…

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All talk, all action: 3 steps to become a thought leader on diversity and inclusion

This is a guest post by Georgiana Barbanta from Paddle. If you are a SaaS founder or executive from a minority background, we have an excellent opportunity for you: a free ticket for SaaStock19 through our Taking Stock D&I Program. You will get a full 3-day pass with access to all stages, parties, and activities, plus…

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Sophia eng diversity and inclusion

Why SaaS companies need a diverse leadership to foster innovation

This week’s guest on the SaaS Revolution Show is Sophia Eng, VP of Growth Marketing at Trade the Fifth and Founder of Women in Growth, a support group for female executives. In August 2017 an article she wrote in response to an internal memo that a Google engineer had written to discredit the ability of…

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Best practices of hiring for culture creation

On this week’s episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, fresh off the SaaStock LatAm 2019 stage, we bring you one of the favorite panels of the day – best practices in hiring for culture creation. Maira Gracini, LatAm Marketing Director at Zendesk moderates the panel, which hosts Valeria Porto, HR Director at PayPal, Gabriela Viana,…

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The 18 Awesome Women of SaaS in Asia

We want to think of International Women’s Day as a day to celebrate women – their power and glory – rather than their difficulties in navigating a male-dominated world. We would like you to meet a few extraordinary women who have the impressive task of driving tech in Asia, a part of the world that…

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Why Diversity and Inclusion matter to every SaaS business

In December of last year, we attended the first ever SaaS E[quality] unconference, organised by the Women’s Work Institute and held in Toronto, Canada. In a room of about 100 D&I champions and leaders, we had a day of fascinating stories, provocative ideas and discussions around Diversity and inclusion challenges in SaaS. On the day…

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