DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AT SAASTOCK

Join our tribe and make your voice heard. We are constantly improving to make our events and our community more inclusive, diverse and accessable.

Our Commitment

At SaaStock we are committed to making our events more diverse and inclusive. The SaaS industry must work harder to bring marginalized voices to center stage, inclusive of gender, age, ethnicity, nationality, ability, sexuality and neurodiversity.

We have a long way to go. We must set forward pragmatic steps and concrete goals to achieve specific objectives. Shifting the system to be more respectful and accessible cannot happen in a vacuum, and we are privileged to partner with Zendesk on this journey.

#TakingStock Inclusivity Pledge

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We Pledge to Source, Share and Safeguard

We commit to sourcing diversity in our speaker and content lineup for all SaaStock conferences: inclusive of gender, age, ability, sexuality, and neurodiversity.

We actively seek a more diverse audience through engaging with our community. We work with our delegates ensuring diverse teams are sourced, sought for, and represented onsite.

We offer a scholarship to ensure that underrepresented groups can make their voices heard at SaaStock, providing a platform to help address inequality of opportunity, not to check a diversity box.

We structure and share our marketing materials to ensure we foster diversity and promote its fundamental tenets and benefits to all actors in the ecosystem.

We safeguard the onsite experience for all of our attendees through ensuring our Code of Conduct is respected and that our show floor, activities, and breakout rooms are designed with everyone's needs in mind.

We acknowledge our failures and share best practices openly and honestly. We strive to foster an open dialogue with our community and will continue to evolve our events with your feedback.

How You Can Contribute

Attendees

Examine the conference lineup for its diversity of voices and values and flag anything to the SaaStock team or shout about it on social

Ensure the safety and security of your fellow delegates and respect the Code of Conduct

Express any concerns to the conference organizers and know that your concerns will be heard and acted upon

Founders & Executives

Structure your business and its leadership team to be open and inclusive

Send diverse teams to represent your brand onsite and commit to sourcing their opinions and inisght

Share your commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion through your network and social channels

Investors

Commit to broadening the reach of your portfolio by investing in founders from diverse backgrounds

Collaborate with members of the SaaS community to ensure your diversify your reach and remit 

Connect with leaders from marginalized groups and bring them into your organization and the top level

Taking Stock Scholarship

While we do not believe in just giving away free tickets to our conference as a way of ticking a diversity box, the fact is that not everyone is able to join us. Affording the time and or the money to be away from the office for 3 days is a luxury that only a privileged set of the community has. We cannot accept that. That is why we have established the #TakingStock Scholarship fund. If you believe you deserve a free ticket to SaaStock19, please apply and we will get back to you.

Everyone's Welcome, Everywhere

Accessibility

We aim to insure that our venues are accessible to everyone. If you have any enquiries about any specific venue, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Quiet Rooms

Sometimes all you need is some peace and quiet. Whether it’s to meditate, lactate, pray, catch up on email or catch your breath, we have private and relaxing spaces onsite.

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