Why I created Vessy.com
Hey, I'm Vessy.
“Happiness is fulfillment, it's when what you think, say, and do are in harmony and tied to a purpose.”
As a lesbian immigrant in an interracial relationship, it naturally frustrates me when I hear people say that Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) problems are not “real problems”. I've worked in companies where this has been the attitude. I'm now on a mission to challenge this.
Diversity & Inclusion Report 2019 - coming soon!
At the moment, we’re in the process of interviewing 10 tech companies from 10 countries, these are companies that we know take D&I seriously. We will publish the stories individually and as a collection. It will resemble a comprehensive D&I report.
The goal of the report:
1. To be a platform for the companies who take D&I seriously so they can tell their stories of how they've created this open & accepting culture in their companies
2. To inspire other companies to reflect on their values and give them the courage to start making a change by seeing a wide range of approaches.
3. To show companies of various sizes, of various geographies and with various approaches to D&I, so companies who are new to D&I or struggle with D&I can relate to and learn from the ones who are more similar to them.
The report features a wide range of companies in terms of:
size: between 20 and 13,000 employees
geography: UK, Sweden, Bulgaria, US, Ireland, Australia, Germany, Mexico, India, and more
maturity: created between 1993 and 2017
a sample of interviewed companies: Atlassian, ThoughtWorks, TechStars, SwedBank, TransferWise, and more
Want to get featured?
If you’re interested in the possibility of getting interviewed for our 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Report, reach out to me at [email protected]
About my experience in a nutshell
worked in 5 organizations
done 200+ one-on-one coaching sessions with C-level, directors, mid-managers, and juniors
done a mix of strategy, product, operations, marketing, innovation
worked in Talent Acquisition, Venture Capital, Digital Health, Advertising, and Tech
reported to over 15 founders, C-level executives, managers, and directors
joined companies of various sizes as employee #1, #8, #14, #25, #500
I’ve created 100s of resumes for myself and helped many create theirs, as well as reviewed 100s by those who’ve applied for jobs I was hiring for