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Press Release: Seattle startup named finalist for 2023 SXSW Innovation Awards

23 Feb, 2023

by Team Included
Press Release: Seattle startup named finalist for 2023 SXSW Innovation Awards’s people analytics platform recognized for the DEI Workplace Innovation category.


(SEATTLE — February 23, 2023), the people analytics platform with DEI at its core, has been named a finalist for the 25th annual SXSW Innovation Awards in the DEI Workplace Innovation category.

The SXSW Innovation Awards recognize and celebrate the most exciting tech developments in the connected world. Of hundreds of applications submitted, was one of the finalists selected across 14 categories by a panel of judges composed of industry peers and experts.

“At Included, we are driven by a passion to empower our customers with the data insights and guidance they need to achieve breakthrough results and build more equitable workplaces. We are excited to continue pushing the boundaries and making a meaningful impact in the world. Thank you to our customers, advisors, and funders who make this work possible,” said Raghu Gollamudi, CEO and Co-founder of

The Finalist Showcase offers SXSW registrants a first look at the most exciting tech developments on Saturday, March 11, from 12pm-5pm in Griffin Hall at the JW Marriott Downtown Austin.

“The SXSW Innovation Awards highlight the creativity, originality and passion of the global community which gathers every March in Austin,” said Hugh Forrest, SXSW Co-President and Chief Programming Officer. “The finalists in the 14 categories that make up this program point to a world where technology is used in a more thoughtful way, as well as where places of work foster more positive outcomes for all involved.”

For more information about the SXSW Innovation Awards and to view the complete list of 2023 finalists, visit


About Included
Included is an award-winning people analytics platform in the DEI tech space. Included helps Chief People Officers, TA leaders, and DEI leaders instantly see and know their total people analytics data set, with DEI embedded in every view. Included breakthrough technology gives companies the information they need to create data-driven hiring, promotion and retention strategies that drive progress on diversity, equity and inclusion. Founded by data privacy and DEI experts and using the latest AI technology, Included is able to identify specific areas where businesses can take further action to remove any potential roadblock from accomplishing their strategic goals. This is the first technology of its kind to analyze millions of scenarios across intersectional people demographics, per stage of the employee lifecycle, by department, professional level, geographic location, against DEI operational policies, equity in longevity, pay, promotion and much more within each company’s own people data set and instantly deliver clear reporting and steps for action.

Madeline Enos
Head of Marketing

Team Included

Included is the DEI People Analytics platform. We help Chief People Officers get their people strategy right by delivering the previously hidden equity gaps and guidance they need to build competitive strategy. The Team Included editorial team delivers thought leadership and helpful resources for DEI advocates.

Learn more about Included, book your demo here.

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