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Is Your Organization's Recruitment Process and Workplace LGBTQIA+ Inclusive?

In this episode:

This week, former Untapped employee and now Staff Site Reliability Engineer at Reddit, Jolene Engo joins Untapped to discuss what companies and talent professionals should be doing to create a more inclusive environment for the LGBTQIA+ community.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How you can build an environment that is welcoming and holds our trans community
  • What an individual in the LGBTQIA+ community needs from a recruiter to have a dynamic candidate experience
  • The current challenges of being a woman in tech and what companies can do about it
  • How you can build an inclusive environment from day one, no matter the size of your company

Our guest:

Jolene Engo

Previously the Director of DevOps and Security at Untapped. Now, Jolene is the Staff Site Reliability Engineer at Reddit, Inc. She has had well over a decade of professional experience in software architecture and development.

I think one important thing right off the bat is recruiters, if you do not have your pronouns listed in your signature, add them today. It doesn't matter whether you're trans or non-binary, you need to have them in there. I think that all companies across the board, everybody should list them. It makes everybody feel a lot more comfortable. There's never any guessing. I think it's very important for Cis people to really go to that extra length, to start introducing themselves with their pronouns, to telling people what their pronouns are. It shouldn't just be trans people that have to label themselves. It should be everybody.