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How Do Lyft's Gender Diversity Stats Compare? We Talked To Them

Lyft recently released its first diversity report in an effort to be transparent on their diversity initiatives and to show how much further they have to go.


Though the makeup of Lyft employees is similar to other like-minded U.S. tech companies (predominantly white and male), 42% of Lyft's workforce is comprised of those who identify as women, with 36% in leadership roles. Comparatively, the tech field as a whole only counts 18% of its entire labor pool as those who identify as female, with a paltry 13% in leadership positions.

The area where Lyft needs to make extra strides is in diversity of ethnicity as well as gender, where they are lagging behind the national average in the tech sector. However, Lyft did recently promote Tariq Meyers, previously the company's community organizer, to lead its diversity and inclusion efforts for all underrepresented groups.

As a partner of PowerToFly, Meyers gave us an exclusive quote about Lyft's efforts to improve diversity and inclusion at the company: "At Lyft, we're committed to building a community that reflects all experiences; not just some. We know that the best products are built by talent that mirrors the communities we serve, so we're doubling down on the tools and exploring avenues that better help us source underrepresented communities—particularly in Tech. Lyft is thrilled to partner with PowerToFly to help achieve this vision so that dynamic talent never questions whether or not they have a seat at the table."

If you're interested in joining a forward-thinking company committed to caring for both their employees and their customers, head over to their company page to view their open opportunities.

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How These Companies Are Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

According to a recent study, anti-Asian hate crimes have risen 150% since the pandemic started. But these acts of violence are not new — they are part of a much larger history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S.

That makes celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (which was named a month-long celebration in May by Congress in 1992 "to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants on May 7, 1843 and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869") this year all the more important.

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[VIDEO ▶️ ] Are You the Right Candidate for the Job? Tips From a Helm Recruiter

💎 Wondering how you can show up as the right candidate for the job?

📼 Press PLAY to hear some insight from a recruiter at Helm into what the right candidate for the job looks like in an interview. Alayna Sye, Helm's Senior Technical Recruiter, knows an applicant is going to be the right for the job usually after the first conversation. Find out exactly what will make you stand out, as well as the steps for the application process at Helm.

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30+ Ways Companies Are Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Founded in 1989, Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and ends October 15. The four-week span over two calendar months may seem a bit odd, but it comes with good reason, as it covers independence anniversaries of several Latin American countries, as well as key celebrations in Hispanic and Latin communities. Apart from commemorating major holidays and historic milestones, this month honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans.

We asked some of our partner companies what they're doing to honor and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at work this year, and we were inspired by the wide range of responses, from highlighting the impact that employees have in local communities to hosting fireside conversations on allyship to sharing performances and instruction of famous cultural dances.ot only are these companies honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, they're finding ways to spread positive change throughout the year. Here's what they're doing, in their own words:

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Webinars

The Workplace of the Future: How Companies Can Plan for The Ever-Changing

As vaccination numbers climb and some—though not all—of our collective paranoia begins to dissipate, businesses are starting to reopen. Employers face a key decision: how will they respond? Will they go back to the ways of life before COVID? Or will they adopt more permanently the flexibility and remote-first work necessitated by the pandemic?

As part of our Corporate Circles: Inclusive Conversation Series, join PowerToFly's Global Director of DEI Sienna Brown and Global DEI Strategist & Trainer Zara Chaudary on Friday, October 1st from 12pm to 1:30pm Eastern for an interactive roundtable as we discuss and share the tools and mindset needed to create the office of the future in a post-pandemic world.

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Introducing Our Newest Partner: The Conferences for Women

We are pleased to announce our partnership with The Conference for Women, whose mission is to promote, communicate, and amplify the influence of women in the workplace and beyond.

"At our annual non-partisan, non-profit conferences, we bring together thousands of active professionals to connect, renew, and find inspiration in community. We are committed to helping close the pay gap, eliminate gender discrimination, and achieve parity in company leadership and on corporate boards. We inspire the next generation through our Young Women's program and we support local non-profit organizations. The Conferences for Women harness the collective wisdom, experience, and energy of inspirational women and men of all ages and backgrounds in service of our values: supporting and giving back to our growing nationwide community."

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