Delphix Encourages Diversity in Tech
When I joined Delphix last fall, our diversity efforts were just getting started. My class of new college grads had a higher percentage of women than the existing engineering department, and diversity in the workplace is important to many of us. From the beginning, I felt driven to find ways to help. I joined the recently formed Women in Engineering group and learned about the Delphix college scholarship for women in technology. Though it had only been around for a couple of years, we helped two students continue their studies at Stanford and Columbia Universities. I immediately got involved.
Last year, some of our engineers volunteered to review and test the submissions we received. It was their feedback that helped our judges choose a winner. Most of these volunteers were also new college grads, and many were also female engineers. We had more applicants than the previous year, but we knew we could do better and reach more students. Though historically the scholarship has been for women, we see a need to provide opportunities to an even wider range of underrepresented groups. This year, we approached our engineering executives and received hearty approval to change the scholarship to the Delphix Diversity in Tech Scholarship. On July 5, the scholarship opened to all students of underrepresented groups in tech, including racial minorities and women.
With just over 450 employees, I am proud that Delphix has such dedication to diversity efforts. In addition to the scholarship, our engineering organization has a 1:1 mentoring program and supports conversations about unconscious bias. We also established a Team Dynamics group that is made up of engineers from all backgrounds who are dedicated to inclusivity in the workplace. We firmly believe that diversity in our employees leads to diverse and robust solutions to the problems our customers face. Our diversity efforts continue to grow through the hard work of our employees, and we are thrilled to offer this opportunity to hard-working students so that they may pursue their dreams of a career in technology.
We can't wait to see what kinds of programs are submitted and hear the stories of our applicants. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at email@example.com.