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27 Mar, 2021by 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 lot more complicated, sending her on a quest for solutions.
This year, Remitly is partnering with Seattle-based DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) platform Included, which automatically gathers demographics data across the entire organization, relying on a machine learning-driven projection engine to spot trends, make recommendations, and track goals. It also serves as a one-stop hub for various DEI programs and initiatives Remitly is running.
“When you think about the role of chief diversity officers, most organizations have very limited resources,” said Vu. “COVID exacerbated that need, and technology allows for us to scale our ability to do this work.”
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