Diversity at Proposify
We believe that diversity is an asset to Proposify’s success. It enriches our culture, our expertise, our empathy, our perspective, our experience.
We see diversity as a competitive advantage. And our team that represents 14 different countries (and counting!), multiple communities, and a wide range of experiences is 100% our secret weapon.
That said, we acknowledge that we always have further to go, more to learn, and much work to do to understand the role we play in oppression and racial injustice, and what we can do to eliminate it.
At Proposify, we 100% believe BLACK LIVES MATTER. And we want to do a better job of living this belief and acting on it for positive change.
Here are some ways we’ve decided to help both in the immediate future, and in the longer-term:
Support through Donations
To start, for the month of June 2020, Proposify will match any donations that an employee makes to one of the following three local organizations that support African Nova Scotians:
Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute (DBDLI)
Creates educational change and genuine opportunities for learners and communities of African ancestry to reach their full potential.
One North End NEST
Issues micro-loans and mentorship to Indigenous, Black, and off-reserve North End Halifax community members to support startup businesses and growth.
Through innovative agricultural and culinary programs, Hope Blooms engages youth to become change agents, positively impacting the community.
Support through Hiring and Scholarship
As a SaaS company, we know that tech can change people’s lives, but not everyone, especially people of colour, has access to the training, the equipment, the jobs, or the support that will allow them to benefit from this access and opportunity, both personally and professionally. We acknowledge that we can play a role in changing that.
This fall Proposify will launch an annual $3,000 scholarship for people of colour through Nova Scotia Community College. We are currently working on the details with NSCC to best access the students who need it most, but the scholarship will be available to students in a wide variety of programs related to the type of roles we hire for here at Proposify. This scholarship will be open to people of colour such as African Nova Scotians and Indigenous Peoples.
Hiring Underrepresented Groups
We are working on developing some internal programs and supports. This includes initiatives like:
- Continuing to focus on hiring underrepresented groups like African Nova Scotians, Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, and women.
- Starting an executive minority training program.
- Offering additional internships and co-ops specifically for Black Nova Scotian and Indigenous students.
In addition to racism of all forms, Proposify also does not support or tolerate sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or bigotry and is committed to actively eliminating any form of discrimination or prejudice.
Diversity at Proposify is a work in progress. And progress is the key word. We want to keep moving forward, keep learning, and keep impacting real positive change in our communities.
We will continue to update this page on our progress and how people can access our programs.
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