LEADING THE CHANGE
LEADING THE CHANGE
One of our highest-impact DEI initiatives is our growing number of ERGs designed to enhance a culture of radical inclusion, educate allies and provide input on our DEI efforts.
Built In for the People (FTP): A welcoming space for BIPOC and allies to connect and share thoughts on racism and how to collectively dismantle it within the technology industry and society at large. Devoted to educating ourselves and actively engaging with BIPOC at Built In and in our communities. The mission is to generate conversations and actions that help BIPOC at Built In and in the broader community feel more comfortable in their own skin.
I’m proud to be a member of Built In For the People. We’re building an internal community that’s helping the Built In team grow in their allyship and understanding of issues faced by BIPOC. Perhaps more importantly, the members are creating meaningful bonds and friendships that will last throughout our lives.”
Built Out: Supports LGBTQ+ people at Built In, in our industry and in our larger community. The group educates and empowers allies, and helps Built In earn a reputation as a leading queer-friendly employer.
Being part of Built Out’s formation and growth has helped me connect meaningfully with coworkers who have something in common beyond work: that is, identifying as part of the queer/LGBTQ+ community. It’s also been incredibly cool to have the opportunity to educate our colleagues about LGBTQ+ history and experience. Leadership here has vocally supported that work, which is not something many companies can claim.”
Women United In Tech: Supports and celebrates women in work. This community starts conversations, shares knowledge and ideas and also hosts events in an effort to create advocacy, empowerment, empathy and growth.
Women United In Tech is such an important part of my personal and professional life. It’s a group in which women can freely discuss the challenges they’ve faced — from harassment to microaggressions to overt sexism. Most important, we’re devoted to addressing the under-representation and under-recognition of women in the corporate world, especially in the tech industry, and we’re doing our part to ensure there’s opportunity for women to advance and raise their voices.”
United We Parent: A safe, supportive and educational environment for employees who identify as parents and legal guardians. We take an ethical and empathetic approach to understanding the challenges of working parents and provide and advocate for them with tools and resources to help them achieve equity and excel in the workplace and at home.
Given that United We Parent formed in 2020, a big focus has been around the impact of COVID on working parents at Built In and worldwide. It’s also a great forum to share tips, tricks and hacks (i.e., least-crowded times to visit the zoo.). As Built In continues to grow and hire, we want candidates to understand that we’re a workplace that understands and supports working parents.”
Built In Tribe: A resource for Jewish-identifying Built In employees who are looking for a community inside and outside of work. Helps peers understand the significance behind traditions and history. Above all, we exist to learn, grow and celebrate our heritage as Jewish professionals.
As a group of Jewish professionals, Tribe hopes to celebrate holidays as colleagues and friends, educate ourselves and our peers about important issues in the Jewish community and bring a little bit of Jewish life into the office.”