The Equality Impact Awards

Congrats to the 2018 equality impact award winners

What are the awards?

Historically and notoriously unequal, the tech industry has already come a long way in terms of promoting diversity and inclusion. Much of this success has been due to the amazing women and female-identifying people that break glass ceilings everyday.

Whether fighting for equal pay or championing diversity and inclusion, these women stand on the battlelines, ensuring that the workplace is better for themselves and all the women who come after them.

In honor of these women and in celebration of Women’s Equality Day on August 26, BounceX launched The Equality Impact Awards, awarded to an honorary group of women in the tech, publishing and retail industries, each of whom has broken barriers, changed their companies for the better and fought for equality and gender parity.

 

Who won?

This year, BounceX selected 13 winners. Click on each of their names to read a short interview and learn why they were chosen.

Aliza Licht, EVP Brand Marketing & Communications at Alice + Olivia
Angela Gruszka, VP Marketing + Creative at ABC Carpet & Home
Dawn Hayes, Educator, Social Entrepreneur & Creative Technologist at TechHire & Open Code
Elizabeth Windram, VP of Marketing at JetBlue
Emily Culp, Chief Marketing Officer at Keds
Gracia Amico, Non-Exec Director at Ruroc
Kelly Wenzel, Director of Global Marketing at Amazon
Siara Nazir, Global Head of Digital Marketing at Autodesk
Steph Urban, Senior Director, Digital & eCommerce at Tarte
Sutian Dong, Partner at Female Founders Fund
Vanessa Liu, Vice President at SAP.io
Veronica Gonzalez, Chief of Staff & VP, Head of Business and Legal Affairs at Outbrain
Whitney Hillyer, Chief Customer Officer at BounceX

How else are we involved?

On Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, BounceX unveiled a policy for equal pay. The company is supporting the new policy with the signing of two pledges: the Equal Pay Pledge and the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Pledge.

By signing these pledges, BounceX commits to analyzing company-wide gender pay on a yearly basis, reviewing promotion processes, hiring to minimize unconscious bias, and increasing transparency and reporting on diversity and inclusion.

Making the commitment to equal pay highlights the important role that businesses play in reducing the national gender pay gap. BounceX decided to embark on this initiative alongside companies like like Airbnb, Amazon, Jet.com, Glassdoor, Salesforce, Spotify and many more because they believe that every business has a role to play in creating an inclusive workplace.

BounceX chose to sign the White House Equal Pay Pledge and the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Pledge for representation on both the national and international scale.

Read more here.