Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: Why they Matter to Every SaaS Business
A CONVERSATION WITH SAASTOCK’S IRINA DZHAMBAZOVA
In December, 2018, the Women’s Work Institute designed and co-hosted the first ever SaaS conference designed to connect the dots between equality, effectiveness and prosperity.
SAAS-E[quality] brought together 100 diverse stakeholders from the SaaS ecosystem, from founders, CEOs and VCs to front-stack developers and HR professionals.
UK-based SaaStock - one of the globe’s largest and far-reaching SaaS conference circuits - sponsored SAAS-E, and their Diversity and Inclusion lead, Irina Dzhambazova delivered one of the many provocative* lightning talks on the day.
*Irina’s talk was so provocative that it inspired heated debate on the day, and an attendee - Kyle Duncan - wrote us a reflection after the event. You can read it HERE.
The day after SAAS-E, we (Anna and Kristen, founders of Women’s Work and Sum Strategy) sat down with Irina in a borrowed space - the cozy downtown Toronto condo of some friends - and recorded a podcast for SaaStock Revolution.
In our conversation with Irina, we discussed topics including:
What problems SaaS leaders experience when it comes to D&I
Why diversity and inclusion remains an unsolved issue
How each business that gets to a clear “Why diversity matters to our business?” will be more effective
To hear the conversation, go direct to the SaaS Revolution site, or listen to it here.