At Untapped, we are on a mission to make the world more equitable by broadening access to transformative careers. In helping others hire more diverse teams, we have long stressed the importance of embracing a data-brave mindset, and that starts right here with our own team.
When we (Adam Gefkovicz and Tariq Meyers) assumed leadership over the company in October 2021, we understood that it was mission-critical that we continue to build a diverse workforce internally to ensure we live up to our brand promise externally. Our goal was to build a team and a culture that reflects what our customers aim to achieve in their own companies.
Becoming a Remote First company meant we were no longer constrained by geography in our hiring efforts and could expand our applicant pool to include untapped talent across the U.S. We also made a commitment early on that 50 percent of offers would go to individuals from underrepresented groups (URGs) and we have surpassed that goal for the past four quarters. We built our leadership team with intention, welcoming leaders of every background and positioning us to accelerate the adoption of our mission with a diverse team. Finally, we established an employee-run Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) committee to keep us accountable and continue to push forward our DEIB initiatives.
While we recognize that making our employee demographic data public is just one step in our DEIB journey, we feel strongly that what gets measured gets managed. This is why we are so excited to share our 2022 Untapped Diversity Data Report with the world.