Diversity and Inclusion in Tech

The highest rates of innovation come from teams with the widest range of
backgrounds and viewpoints

Diversity and Inclusion
in Tech

The highest rates of innovation come from teams with the widest range of backgrounds and viewpoints

Impact’s diversity and inclusion
mission statement
 

Impact understands that creating a diverse workforce will foster an environment of different ideas, perspectives, and innovations. Building a team that flourishes with unique identities, backgrounds, and points of view is important to us. We strive every day to shape a culture focused on empowerment, inclusion, and equity to not only support our employees, but be an example within our industry. We believe that when we celebrate our differences, we can create a better Impact. 

Job opportunities should be available to anyone who can be great at them

At Impact, we know that great ideas come from people who think differently collaborating together. That’s why it’s crucial to not just accept all kinds of people, but seek out diversity and inclusion in tech-centric, strategic, and creative roles: to help everyone grow together with ongoing learning and development. Equality of opportunity isn’t enough — Impact aims for true equity. By embracing all perspectives, our whole company will be a stronger, more interesting, and more exciting place to work. 

Impact’s diversity and inclusion
mission statement
 

Impact understands that creating a diverse workforce will foster an environment of different ideas, perspectives, and innovations. Building a team that flourishes with unique identities, backgrounds, and points of view is important to us. We strive every day to shape a culture focused on empowerment, inclusion, and equity to not only support our employees, but be an example within our industry. We believe that when we celebrate our differences, we can create a better Impact. 

Job opportunities should be available to anyone who can be great at them  

At Impact, we know that great ideas come from people who think differently collaborating together. That’s why it’s crucial to not just accept all kinds of people, but seek out diversity and inclusion in tech-centric, strategic, and creative roles: to help everyone grow together with ongoing learning and development. Equality of opportunity isn’t enough — Impact aims for true equity. By embracing all perspectives, our whole company will be a stronger, more interesting, and more exciting place to work. 

Diversity and inclusion initiatives
in tech and in our community

From recruitment to community involvement, D&I initiatives need to touch every corner of an organization to be successful.
Here are some of the ones Impact has implemented in ours:

Impact Diversity Committee 

With their life experience, current position, and ability to contribute to our D&I efforts, the members of the Impact Diversity Committee help guide all of our initiatives in this area. This includes recruitment, growth, philanthropy, and company and community culture. The Impact Diversity Committee consists of Congressman Danny Davis (IL 7th), Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Impact Chief Diversity Officer Bill Jacobs, and Impact Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Brandon Baker.

Professional Diversity Network (PDN) 

Impact is a proud partner of PDN: America’s #1 diversity recruitment platform. It connects employers who are serious about diversity and inclusion in their workforce (in tech or any other field) with job seekers. Through PDN, Impact is able to promote our opportunities to military personnel and veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, disabled professionals, women, people of color, and other historically disadvantaged groups. 

Women in Technology 

The gender gap in the field of technology has been a long-ongoing problem. Impact’s Women in Technology organization ([email protected]) aims to fix it. It promotes gendered diversity and inclusion in tech with professional development opportunities, leadership experiences, and a professional network. [email protected] empowers women in the field to network with like-minded individuals and advance their careers by creating a community focused on education, empowerment, and inclusion. 

Safer Foundation 

The Safer Foundation works to help people who have repaid their debt to society turn their life around, and Impact is proud to partner with them. They give people with criminal records the tools, training, and resources to enter the professional workforce. Impact provides insight into the required skillsets for our career opportunities and provides potential candidates with the resources they need so they can be considered for positions in technology.  

Impact U. 

It’s difficult to learn about technology if you don’t have access to it in the first place. Impact U. works with underserved schools to provide the tools they need to help their students explore, promoting diversity and inclusion in tech education. Additionally, Impact U. provides opportunities for interested young adults to work directly with our professionals, learning more about the industry and the technology itself. 

Letters to Santa 

The holidays are meant to be a magical time of wonder and possibility. But, for children from disadvantaged families, it can also be a time of heartbreak and reminders of what they don’t have. Letters to Santa works to change that. The program takes the letters children send to Santa and gives them to adults who can anonymously buy those children the gifts they asked for. Impact participates in this program, and it is always a highlight of the year. 

Indianapolis Latino Community Development Corporation  

The Indianapolis Latino Community Development Corporation is a small but mighty group that operates with the sole mission of bringing joy to underprivileged children every year at the Santa Comes to Town Event. Impact’s Indianapolis office helps to organize, host, and execute this event every year and looks forward to it every time.  

In the news

Impact doesn’t take on “diversity hires” to check a box. At every level of our business, people of all kinds are accomplishing incredible things and advancing in their careers. Take a look at some examples here:

Cynthia Bennett of Impact Networking Recognized as One of CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel

Impact Networking 3 for 3 Video Series Features DePaul University Icons

Impact Donates $35,000 to the Jesse White Tumbling Team

Diversity and inclusion initiatives in tech and in our community

From recruitment to community involvement, D&I initiatives need to touch every corner of an organization to be successful.
Here are some of the ones Impact has implemented in ours:

Impact Diversity Committee 

With their life experience, current position, and ability to contribute to our D&I efforts, the members of the Impact Diversity Committee help guide all of our initiatives in this area. This includes recruitment, growth, philanthropy, and company and community culture. The Impact Diversity Committee consists of Congressman Danny Davis (IL 7th), Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Impact Chief Diversity Officer Bill Jacobs, and Impact Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Brandon Baker.

Professional Diversity Network (PDN) 

Impact is a proud partner of PDN: America’s #1 diversity recruitment platform. It connects employers who are serious about diversity and inclusion in their workforce (in tech or any other field) with job seekers. Through PDN, Impact is able to promote our opportunities to military personnel and veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, disabled professionals, women, people of color, and other historically disadvantaged groups. 

Women in Technology 

The gender gap in the field of technology has been a long-ongoing problem. Impact’s Women in Technology organization ([email protected]) aims to fix it. It promotes gendered diversity and inclusion in tech with professional development opportunities, leadership experiences, and a professional network. [email protected] empowers women in the field to network with like-minded individuals and advance their careers by creating a community focused on education, empowerment, and inclusion. 

Safer Foundation 

The Safer Foundation works to help people who have repaid their debt to society turn their life around, and Impact is proud to partner with them. They give people with criminal records the tools, training, and resources to enter the professional workforce. Impact provides insight into the required skillsets for our career opportunities and provides potential candidates with the resources they need so they can be considered for positions in technology.  

Impact U. 

It’s difficult to learn about technology if you don’t have access to it in the first place. Impact U. works with underserved schools to provide the tools they need to help their students explore, promoting diversity and inclusion in tech education. Additionally, Impact U. provides opportunities for interested young adults to work directly with our professionals, learning more about the industry and the technology itself. 

Letters to Santa 

The holidays are meant to be a magical time of wonder and possibility. But, for children from disadvantaged families, it can also be a time of heartbreak and reminders of what they don’t have. Letters to Santa works to change that. The program takes the letters children send to Santa and gives them to adults who can anonymously buy those children the gifts they asked for. Impact participates in this program, and it is always a highlight of the year. 

Indianapolis Latino Community Development Corporation  

The Indianapolis Latino Community Development Corporation is a small but mighty group that operates with the sole mission of bringing joy to underprivileged children every year at the Santa Comes to Town Event. Impact’s Indianapolis office helps to organize, host, and execute this event every year and looks forward to it every time.  

In the news

Impact doesn’t take on “diversity hires” to check a box. At every level of our business, people of all kinds are accomplishing incredible things and advancing in their careers. Take a look at some examples here:

Cynthia Bennett of Impact Networking Recognized as One of CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel

Impact Networking 3 for 3 Video Series Features DePaul University Icons

Impact Donates $35,000 to the Jesse White Tumbling Team

Promoting our community

Impact is extremely proud of our diverse employees and initiatives, and we look out for opportunities to highlight their contributions.
See a few of them here:

Promoting our community

Impact is extremely proud of our diverse employees and initiatives, and we look out for opportunities to highlight their contributions.
See a few of them here:

Moving forward 

We at Impact understand that diversity and inclusion is an ongoing effort. We are pleased with the steps we have taken so far, but we’re looking forward to further expanding them in the future. True equity will still require a great deal of work to achieve, but we believe that, together, we are more than up to the challenge. 

Moving forward 

We at Impact understand that diversity and inclusion is an ongoing effort. We are pleased with the steps we have taken so far, but we’re looking forward to further expanding them in the future. True equity will still require a great deal of work to achieve, but we believe that, together, we are more than up to the challenge. 

Join Impact’s diversifying workforce!

If you’re interested in being part of a culture of inclusion and empowerment, take a look at our open positions at Impact. No matter your background or current skillset, there’s a place for you in the Impact family!

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