At Synapse, we believe strongly that a diverse community with a collaborative, supportive, inclusive culture enables people to flourish.
Recent events have laid bare the lack of these elements in our society. We need change. Synapse stands with our employees, partners, and community against racism, injustice, and inequity.
Synapse will be a force for positive, systemic change by taking actions to further increase the diversity, equity, and inclusion of our work community, as well as championing and celebrating this work and its benefits.
Our committment includes:
Continuing the work we’re doing to:
Establish annual strategic initiatives regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion, and take actionable steps to achieve them
Hold annual Diversity & Inclusion workshops, bringing expert insights to Synapse
Run our internal “Inclusive Conversations” series to learn about and discuss these topics together as a community
Review compensation equity annually, considering gender and race within comparable roles
Taking additional, new steps to:
Devote internal resources to creating thought leadership on inclusive design & product development, utilizing the unique knowledge and expertise of our community
Review and update our recruitment and interview processes to further reduce bias and seek “culture add,” rather than “culture fit”
Invest in unconscious bias and inclusion & belonging training for all employees, incorporating this into our onboarding process
Empower our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) employee group through sponsorship by Senior Leadership
Curate anti-racism educational tools and resources to help Synapsters improve as allies
This statement and action plan shows our intent and reinforces our longstanding belief in the power of inclusive community, but it is only a set of words. Our success will be measured by the impact of the actions we take. This change will take time, and we are committed to the journey.
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