Hey, y’all! If you’re a Black tech professional, you need to know about the BPTN partnership with League for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). It’s a dope way of increasing your chances of having a seat at the table when it comes to opportunities in tech. BPTN has partnered with League, a SaaS company that gives organizations a platform to build and deploy personalized healthcare experiences.
Since their founding, DEI has been at the core of League’s culture and values. “We’re so thrilled to have partnered with League. They have consistently taken a leadership role in pushing for greater inclusion both internally and within the larger tech sector. This is an organization that makes a concerted effort to walk the talk and we love to see it.” – Diavin Miller, Chief Operating Officer, BPTN.
They’re Owning It
While League is proud of the progress they’ve made, this is just the beginning. In July 2022, 49% of all Leaguers identified as a member of a racialized community (term used by the Ontario Human Rights Commission), with 24% representation within League’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT). By the end of 2022, League’s goal is to have:
- 30% of SLT representing racialized communities
- 10% of SLT members are Black professionals
- 42% of Leaguers identifying as a gender other than male on our engineering teams
- 37% of Leaguers identifying as a gender other than male on our engineering management and SLT
- Maintaining a minimum of 10% of all Leaguers identifying as members of the LGBTQIA+ community—we are already exceeding our goal.
Learn more about League’s ongoing DEI initiatives like League’s Employee Resource Groups, DEI Council and mentorship program through League’s 1H 2022 diversity and inclusion update.
In 2020, League partnered with the Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN), working closely with our Chief Operating Officer, Diavin Miller. So far, we’ve provided League with support in consulting, education and recruitment as they continue to scale their DEI programs, practices and policies, a.k.a, making it a safe space for Black qualified professionals to thrive. We know that the community partnerships like these are king for the present and future of Black tech community.
Notable programs that we launched in partnership with League include:
- The learning series “Understanding the Black Experience and Becoming an Ally”,
- The annual Juneteenth education sessions and the leadership series “Conversation Circles”.
- They’ve also introduced a League Level Up (LL+) learning spending account for all employees to continue learning about DEI and other topics of interest.
Their partnership with BPTN continues to help them better equip our leaders with the necessary resources to create an inclusive environment for all Leaguers to be able to perform their best work.
“At League, we are making an impact in our communities. We worked in partnership with BPTN to create the Champion’s Table. Our Founder and CEO, Mike Serbinis, is a co-chair of the Champion’s Table. As a co-chair, Mike advocates for hiring black youth in the technology industry and has committed League to some of the most aggressive hiring targets of any Canadian company that participates in the Champion’s Table. ” – League’s People Team (blog).
The partnership will help to support BPTN’s goal of creating more opportunities for Black people in tech. If you want to learn more about career opportunities at League, ya’ll already know you wanna check out their careers page.
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