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Case Study: Hire Top Talent Faster With Instant Visibility Into Candidate Diversity

Case Study: Hire Top Talent Faster With Instant Visibility Into Candidate Diversity

18 Oct, 2022 by Team Included

How BARK's Talent Acquisition Partner, Meredith Buzin, used targeted sourcing and candidate diversity data to move the needle with hiring managers and unlock a crucial advantage in a competitive hiring market-- speed to hire top talent.  Meet BARK BARK is the world's most dog-centric company, devoted to making all dogs happy. Since its founding in 2012 with BarkBox, their monthly themed subscription of clever toys and all-natural treats, they have served more than 6.5 million dogs...

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The 3 HR Metrics That Matter Most

The 3 HR Metrics That Matter Most

27 Sep, 2022 by Team Included

When it comes to meeting diversity goals, human resources metrics are invaluable. Looking at data like employee turnover and engagement can help you identify areas where your diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are meeting expectations and where they’re falling short — enabling you to adjust your policies and practices to help you achieve your goals. But which HR metrics matter the most to your business? Here, we take a look at some of the most important metrics...

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DEI and Talent Analytics: 4 Ways to Leverage Your Data

DEI and Talent Analytics: 4 Ways to Leverage Your Data

22 Sep, 2022 by Team Included

Using talent analytics data to bolster your hiring processes and strategic decision-making is a must in today’s fast-paced labor market. As well as identifying gaps in your company’s workforce, talent analytics can help generate greater efficiencies and successes, and improve your bottom line. Successful organizations like Google use talent analytics to inform business decisions and maintain an edge over their competitors. However, while over 70% of companies say they...

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3 Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

3 Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

20 Sep, 2022 by Keshelda Miller

In 2022, the global market for diversity and inclusion is estimated to be worth a whopping $9.3 billion, with an expected 12% growth by 2026. Organizations worldwide are striving to diversify their hiring processes, create better access to opportunities, and provide a work environment that supports and includes a diverse workforce. With so much money, time, and effort spent on corporate DEI efforts, business leaders who have invested in DEI initiatives are reaping the benefits of diversity...

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Survey: How A 2022 Recession Could Impact DEI Efforts

Survey: How A 2022 Recession Could Impact DEI Efforts

15 Sep, 2022 by Team Included

Recent economic challenges have widened equity gaps, with notable losses to women’s participation in the workforce. In addition, Black women & men are taking the longest time to regain their employment after the pandemic. For years, HR & DEI practitioners have worked to hire & retain a diverse workforce, and the recent backslide brings up concerns for the future outlook for women and historically underrepresented groups at work. To learn more, Included conducted a pulse survey on...

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Top 5 DEI Podcasts for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Top 5 DEI Podcasts for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

15 Sep, 2022 by Keshelda Miller

At Included, we know how important it is for us to keep the conversations around diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) moving. After listening to many insightful DEI podcasts and launching our own podcast, we’ve put together this list of thought-provoking podcasts that discuss issues, topics, and ideas surrounding workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion. Sharing insightful DEI tips, actionable DEI strategies, and a real look at diversity and inclusion in the workplace, these five...

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How Workforce Analytics Software Can Build Stronger Teams

How Workforce Analytics Software Can Build Stronger Teams

11 Aug, 2022 by Team Included

Tech For Business Performance & Cultural Change Workforce analytics is an invaluable tool in your quest to make diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) improvements in your company. Unfortunately, many businesses are not using workforce analytics tools to their full potential. Workforce analytics software can help you track that data and refine your goals and strategies using objective, verifiable information. Read on to learn how workforce analytics can help boost your team’s...

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Do You Need Diversity and Inclusion Software?

Do You Need Diversity and Inclusion Software?

3 Aug, 2022 by Team Included

How DEI Software Helps Meet HR & Business Objectives Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are essential for building strong, successful businesses. But for your efforts to be fruitful, DEI initiatives also need to be baked into your recruiting and hiring processes. Research shows that prioritizing DEI in the recruiting and hiring process creates brand-building opportunities and correlates with better financial performance. Also, there are increasing demands from...

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Workforce Analytics in HR and Beyond

Workforce Analytics in HR and Beyond

12 Jul, 2022 by Rhiân Davies

As the “great resignation” continues to create waves throughout the labor market, businesses are trying desperately to future-proof their workforces. At a time when people are leaving their jobs at a rate unseen for many years, businesses need to get serious about how they can protect their businesses and engage with intelligent workforce planning strategies. Without data, workforce planning is just guesswork. Workforce analytics is essential for modern businesses who want to dive...

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How Diversity Analytics Can Boost Your Business

How Diversity Analytics Can Boost Your Business

29 Jun, 2022 by Rhiân Davies

In recent years, we’ve witnessed a pivotal increase in the number of employers stepping up their efforts to advance workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Business leaders everywhere recognize that embracing DEI programs and policies is integral to cultivating a workplace that is truly representative of society at large. But DEI programs are not a cure-all for building diverse workplaces. Issues surrounding a lack of DEI within organizations are often systemic and can’t be...

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Diversity Recruiting Metrics You Should Be Tracking

Diversity Recruiting Metrics You Should Be Tracking

10 Jun, 2022 by Team Included

Hiring a diverse team – and backing that team with a workplace ethos that values its diversity – is critical. Racially diverse companies enjoy 19% higher revenue than those with a more homogenous team. In order to get there, it’s important to look at the right metrics to track the efficacy of your company’s diversity hiring efforts, as well as whether those efforts are helping you reach your org’s stated values and goals. Some DEI OKR’s for recruiting...

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Recruiting for Diversity: 5 Fast Tips for Recruiters

Recruiting for Diversity: 5 Fast Tips for Recruiters

8 Jun, 2022 by Team Included

In a recruitment climate affected by the Great Resignation, it’s more important—and more possible—than ever to hire a diverse workforce. Recruiting diverse candidates boosts revenue and innovation, meaning diverse recruiting is just plain good for business. With that in mind, here are five tips for fast-tracking your DEI recruiting: Expand Your Network In its publication “Recruiting for Diversity,” Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences suggests diversifying the reach of your...

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Company Announcement: Included Raises $3.5 Million to Modernize HR and Recruitment Strategies with AI-powered, End-to-End Solution

Company Announcement: Included Raises $3.5 Million to Modernize HR and Recruitment Strategies with AI-powered, End-to-End Solution

19 May, 2022 by Team Included

SEATTLE | May 19, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time Today, groundbreaking DEI people experience platform, Included, announced it has raised a seed round of $3.5M and has achieved +400 percent growth in annual recurring revenue YTD. The people experience platform leverages artificial intelligence for sophisticated and modern insights to help companies make strategic hiring decisions. The seed round was led by Trilogy Equity Partners with participation from Flying Fish Partners,...

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DEI Recruiting: 5 Simple Strategies for Diversifying Your Candidate Pool

DEI Recruiting: 5 Simple Strategies for Diversifying Your Candidate Pool

19 May, 2022 by Laura Close

While diverse teams outperform their homogeneous counterparts––spurring innovation and increasing revenue––the pandemic halted and in some cases damaged efforts to cultivate diversity in the workplace. Now, in the midst of what some call the Great Resignation–organizations have the opportunity to be strategic and leverage new technology to diversify their candidate pools. Remote work allows recruiters to draw talent from anywhere, meaning their local demographics are no...

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Diversity Recruiting 2022 – What TA and HR Really Need to Know

Diversity Recruiting 2022 – What TA and HR Really Need to Know

13 May, 2022 by Team Included

Whether your company has switched to remote or hybrid or simply gained new momentum for DEI programs, chances are the way your company practices DEI has changed in the last couple years. Talent Acquisition and Human Resources teams find themselves with newly expanded considerations, excited to incorporate DEI into their processes. The intersection of HR and DEI is an incredibly promising space, and in this moment of growth there is no shortage of inspiring developments. Between...

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How to Create a DEI Initiative That Actually Moves the Needle

How to Create a DEI Initiative That Actually Moves the Needle

26 Apr, 2022 by Laura Close

Diverse teams not only create more innovative products and solutions, but they also generate greater profits. In fact, McKinsey research finds that teams with gender and ethnic diversity outperform less diverse peers at a rate of 36%. Creating a diverse workforce, however, is easier said than done. Beyond creating mere quotas for hiring, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts require full-fledged initiatives throughout both the hiring process and day-to-day operations of...

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The Diversity Assessment Tool You Didn’t Know You Needed

The Diversity Assessment Tool You Didn’t Know You Needed

24 Mar, 2022 by Laura Close

Whether your company calls their diversity and inclusion effort DEI or D “and” I, the data doesn’t lie. Companies that successfully embrace, build, and retain intersectionality diverse teams enjoy greater success. One study finds that diverse teams demonstrate greater innovative capacities and make better decisions. On top of this, a McKinsey study found that companies with diverse gender and ethnic compositions are more likely to outperform their less diverse competition. However,...

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4 DEI Interview Questions to Ask in Your Hiring Process

4 DEI Interview Questions to Ask in Your Hiring Process

10 Mar, 2022 by Laura Close

The numbers don’t lie; one of the surest ways to boost your bottom line is to diversify your workforce. In fact, recent research found that diverse and inclusive companies outperform their competitors by 35%. These types of teams are 70% more likely to capture new markets, and they excel at making decisions when compared to teams with homogenous backgrounds. And it all starts with the hiring process– so what can interviewers do to ensure that new hires share your...

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Worried About “The Great Resignation”? You Need a DEI Analytics Solution

Worried About “The Great Resignation”? You Need a DEI Analytics Solution

31 Jan, 2022 by Laura Close

DEI Analytics and Thriving Businesses Looking to future-proof and hire a diverse workforce? DEI analytics and candidate segmentation is crucial for Talent Acquisition teams to stay competitive and strengthen their organization. The business case for diverse workplaces is clear, the studies have been shown for some time that diverse workforces not only lead to higher employee retention but also draw from a range of perspectives that demonstrably bolsters team performance. A...

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News & Press: Podcast Interview with Chandan Golla: AI for DEI — Using Data to Power Workforce Diversity

News & Press: Podcast Interview with Chandan Golla: AI for DEI — Using Data to Power Workforce Diversity

22 Dec, 2021 by Team Included

Our Chief Product Officer Chandan Golla is an expert in both Talent Acquisition metrics, data for DEI, and the intersection of the two. After a year absolutely immersed in the space, this is his first public discussion sharing his insights—not-to-miss episode, with Graham Thornton at Change State. Listen to the full podcast episode here.

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Guest Post: Tricia Arneson, Yondr’s Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Business Operations weighs in on the data-centric future of DEI

Guest Post: Tricia Arneson, Yondr’s Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Business Operations weighs in on the data-centric future of DEI

7 Dec, 2021 by Tricia Arneson

We believe a data-led approach to diversity is the best way to effect real change. In this guest post, Tricia Arneson, Yondr’s Chief Diversity Officer, explores why it’s best to let data lead the way when it comes to DEI&B… I’ve been extremely fortunate in my career. I’ve been given many opportunities by men who supported me and believed in me. I’ve had many male mentors and allies since I entered the world of work. But as a gay, Asian, Native Hawaiian woman there are...

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What is Included.ai? The Need for Actionable Data on Diversity

What is Included.ai? The Need for Actionable Data on Diversity

2 Dec, 2021 by Team Included

In this brief video Q&A, Included Co-Founders Raghu Gollamudi and Laura Close discuss the fundamentals of Included and how it is leading DEI tech with the power of AI. You’ll learn the answers to questions, such as: What is Included? What does Included do? What is a favorite customer story? Watch now to learn how Included utilizes tech to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion to improve businesses and recruitment...

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It’s Not A Question–The World Needs More Women of Color In Tech

It’s Not A Question–The World Needs More Women of Color In Tech

18 Nov, 2021 by Laura Close

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women now hold the majority of jobs for the first time in nearly a decade. However, the tech sector is uncharacteristically behind the times. The world’s five largest tech companies (Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft) have workforces comprising only one-third of women. Diversifying your workplace is shown to benefit team morale as well as the bottom line. A team comprised of different genders, ages, religions, cultures,...

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Announcing the Launch of Included Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) People Analytics Platform, Moving the Needle for Better Workplaces

Announcing the Launch of Included Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) People Analytics Platform, Moving the Needle for Better Workplaces

11 Nov, 2021 by Raghu Gollamudi

I’ll get right to the point: legacy HR Tech cannot fulfill the demand for DEI data-based solutions. To solve the DEI tech gap, we at Included have raised $1.9M in pre-seed funding from FlyingFish, SignalFire, and Ascend. We’re mission driven to deliver instant access to actionable data and insights on diversity. Our AI-powered platform unlocks data driven DEI strategy for the entire employee lifecycle so our customers can hire, retain and promote a diverse and competitive...

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Diversity Matters: Why DEI is a Key Pillar of Employer Branding

Diversity Matters: Why DEI is a Key Pillar of Employer Branding

5 Nov, 2021 by Laura Close

According to Glassdoor’s 2020 polling data, 76% of job seekers and employees report that a diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating companies and job offers. Let that sink in. That’s 3 out of 4 potential hires. At this point it’s an understatement to say that diversity is an important part of your employer brand: it’s paramount. And it’s not just about the composition of your workforce, potential hires and current employees are highly interested in the...

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Measuring Diversity: A Guide to Getting Started

Measuring Diversity: A Guide to Getting Started

5 Oct, 2021 by Laura Close

Here at Included, we talk a lot about applying a DEI lens to your people data (it’s kind of our thing), but first is the crucial step of gathering that data in the first place. Not just run-of-the-mill HR data; we’re talking about the nitty-gritty details – the backgrounds and identities of people your enterprise sources, interviews, hires, and promotes. instituting people data collection across all stages of the employment cycle is crucial to strengthening diversity in your org –...

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Raghu Gollamudi of Included: “Never underestimate the power of research”

Raghu Gollamudi of Included: “Never underestimate the power of research”

22 Sep, 2021 by Raghu Gollamudi

Originally Published on September 18, 2021 on Thrive Global by Jilea Hemmings In recent years, Big Tech has gotten a bad rep. But of course many tech companies are doing important work making monumental positive changes to society, health, and the environment. To highlight these, we started a new interview series about “Technology Making An Important Positive Social Impact”. We are interviewing leaders of tech companies who are creating or have created a tech product that...

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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: How Automating DEI Data Improves ROI and Shortens Time to Hire

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: How Automating DEI Data Improves ROI and Shortens Time to Hire

2 Sep, 2021 by Team Included

Seemingly overnight (and not a moment too soon) diversity, equity, and inclusion have gone from catchy buzzwords to bottomline must-haves. The rising demand for beefed up DEI programs that go beyond the status quo of 90 minute training sessions and brown bag lunches has DEI leaders and professionals scrambling to scale. Developing a diverse workforce is no small job, never mind the pressure to achieve greater equity under tight budgets and tighter timelines. The solution comes in...

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What is DEI Tech? Actionable Data to Scale Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

What is DEI Tech? Actionable Data to Scale Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

2 Aug, 2021 by Raghu Gollamudi

In 2020 the fastest growing C-suite role wasn’t in Growth, Revenue, or even People. It was Chief Diversity Officer. And it’s not surprising! We’ve all seen the stats: companies that have higher degrees of racially and ethnically diverse employees have a 35% performance advantage over companies relying on a “culture fit” that tends to trend white and monocultural. We’ve also seen the need for greater diversity in tech demonstrated in the release of products like AI...

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Diversity Talent Recruitment Metrics

Diversity Talent Recruitment Metrics

18 Jun, 2021 by Team Included

In the wake of COVID-induced turmoil across nearly all industries and a heightened awareness of the moral imperative and massive financial benefits of workforce diversity, HR and recruitment professionals are forced to reconsider everything they thought they knew about talent acquisition. Add in the shift toward remote work, and it starts to feel like there are far more questions than answers in the world of recruitment. What better time to turn to the data? To understand the...

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DEI Data Collection Has Value For Your Organization

DEI Data Collection Has Value For Your Organization

2 Jun, 2021 by Team Included

Sharing DEI Stats About your Organization Isn’t Always Pretty. Here’s Why You Should Do it Anyway. As more organizations commit to building a diverse workforce, they also now spend significant time and energy collecting demographic data to understand the makeup of current employees. Despite the normalization of data collection, very few orgs have chosen to share those numbers publicly. As recently as 2017, only 3% of Fortune 500 companies published diversity statistics. While...

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The Future of Work: 4 Ways to Build an Inclusive Post-Pandemic Work Environment

The Future of Work: 4 Ways to Build an Inclusive Post-Pandemic Work Environment

20 May, 2021 by Laura Close

In March of this year, McKinsey dropped a bombshell report that Covid-19 has driven millions of women out of the workforce and 1 in 4 women have considered leaving or downshifting their careers. This loss was largely driven by the impossible task of balancing domestic and care-providing responsibilities with a career during a pandemic.   This loss of female career growth will translate directly into a loss of brand competitiveness at leadership levels...

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5 Emerging Trends in Diversity Recruiting

5 Emerging Trends in Diversity Recruiting

10 May, 2021 by Laura Close

Diversity recruiting has become more important than ever in light of recent world events. In 2020, a pandemic gripped the world. We’ve never seen a year like it and are unlikely to see a similar one soon. In fact, COVID-19 has completely reshaped the way organizations across industries conduct business. As we move further into 2021, some central trends have begun to emerge. The pandemic may have been an unusual situation, but it brought about changes that are here to...

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6 Reasons Employee Resource Groups Will Benefit Your Company

6 Reasons Employee Resource Groups Will Benefit Your Company

6 May, 2021 by Team Included

Employees are the heart of any organization. Their diverse personalities, backgrounds, and experiences help shape the spirit and culture of your organization. Celebrate what makes your workforce unique by supporting employee resource groups (ERGs). An employee resource group is an employee-led group that brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds to share ideas, make connections, and accomplish business goals all while providing a safe and inclusive space. ERGs are instrumental in...

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7 DEI Statement Examples and a Guide To Writing Your Own

7 DEI Statement Examples and a Guide To Writing Your Own

6 May, 2021 by Laura Close

Successful diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives boost employee engagement, spur innovation, and increase the likelihood of meeting financial goals. But before launching any initiative, writing a DEI statement aids in aligning stakeholders and serves as a declaration of your company’s commitment to DEI initiatives. Here we’ll define what a statement is, provide DEI statement examples, and help guide you through the process of writing your own.   What is a DEI...

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Chandan Golla: Why It’s Time for CDOs and DEI Program Leaders to Scale Diversity Programs with Better Data

Chandan Golla: Why It’s Time for CDOs and DEI Program Leaders to Scale Diversity Programs with Better Data

1 May, 2021 by Chandan Golla

The research is clear, for a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) program to actually deliver on its promise — it must set goals, collect data, and examine change over time.   I’m proud to be co-founding Included, enabling Chief Diversity Officers and DEI program leaders to scale their diversity programs with the technology and data they need to deliver inclusion experiences to every employee.   Sounds straightforward, yet CDOs and their peer DEI...

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Laura Close: Why I Decided to Help Create the First Platform Dedicated to DEI Process Improvemen

Laura Close: Why I Decided to Help Create the First Platform Dedicated to DEI Process Improvemen

5 Apr, 2021 by Laura Close

I’ve watched with great interest as the equity and inclusion frameworks behind the first half of my career have made their way steadily into enterprise. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) program growth is outpacing other parts of the business, in fact Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) were the fastest growing C-suite role in 2020 –outpacing peer roles by 84%. The high demand for DEI is coming from within as well as without: from each company’s workforce as well as from each...

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News & Press: GeekWire.com – DEI tech reimagines workplace equity and attracts investors amid mounting calls for change

News & Press: GeekWire.com – DEI tech reimagines workplace equity and attracts investors amid mounting calls for change

27 Mar, 2021 by Team Included

From Geekwire BY ANASTASIA USTINOVA on March 27, 2021 at 6:00 am-- When Kim Vu joined fintech startup Remitly as the head of diversity and inclusion two years ago, she spent hours manually crunching numbers, scrambling to gain insights into the teams scattered across eight global offices. Then the pandemic hit, forcing the company to switch to remote work, and the Black Lives Matter movement put a spotlight on racial inequities. Vu’s job of connecting and supporting employees got a...

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Raghu Gollamundi: Why It’s Time to Give Chief Diversity Officers The Tech They Need to Scale DEI programs

Raghu Gollamundi: Why It’s Time to Give Chief Diversity Officers The Tech They Need to Scale DEI programs

5 Mar, 2021 by Raghu Gollamudi

After my second successful exit when Integris where I was the Co-Founder & CTO was successfully acquired by OneTrust –my wife wondered out loud if I might consider a more stable path forward with the leadership role and great OneTrust culture I was being offered. However, I was already beginning to incubate an understanding of my next step and true to form –it was as founder of Included. At Integris we provided a solution for data privacy starting from the point in the...

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News & Press: GeekWire.com – WTIA names 22 Washington tech startups selected for latest Founder Cohort Program

News & Press: GeekWire.com – WTIA names 22 Washington tech startups selected for latest Founder Cohort Program

21 Jan, 2021 by Team Included

BY KURT SCHLOSSER on January 21, 2021 at 10:40 am - Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) announced the 22 tech startups that have been selected for the organization’s recurring Founder Cohort Program on Thursday. Part of WTIA’s Startup Program, the virtual Founder Cohort supports seed-stage startups and helps them develop their venture-scale companies over the course of six months. Each company must be headquartered in Washington, have at least one product in development,...

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News & Press: GeekWire.com – Integris co-founder reveals new startup that uses software to help companies meet diversity goals

News & Press: GeekWire.com – Integris co-founder reveals new startup that uses software to help companies meet diversity goals

16 Jan, 2021 by Team Included

From Geekwire BY ANASTASIA USTINOVA on January 16, 2021 at 10:00 am-- Five years ago, when data privacy was just emerging as one of the most challenging business risks, Raghu Gollamudi spotted a trend. With new rules for tighter consumer privacy protection looming, freshly appointed chief privacy officers often lacked tools to manage enormous amounts of sensitive data scattered across siloed departments, with some still using spreadsheets to manually store passwords and social security...

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