We Include is a platform for stories of inclusion in the form of video interviews, short documentaries and educational materials about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with a focus on representing the European space.
From NGOs to corporate organizations to individuals to media and institutions, the We Include platform unites people to create integrated messages for them to inspire, build trust and learn from each other.
EP.27 - Propl - Mai Phan - Founder - Inclusive hiring through virtual work assessements
Propl is a business that builds virtual work assessments allowing job seekers to gain more experience while interviewing and make the recruitment and hiring process more effective, inclusive and fair.
Fresh, innovative, scalable.
Mai Phan is the founder of Propl and she just received a research grant from the Oslo Kommune, and in partnership with the Oslo Metropolitan University they’re looking to implement this new assessment method.
What we cover:
the business idea and how it creates fairness in the interviewing process
initial reactions from clients and candidates
the way for Mai to go down this route and the learnings
keeping balance as a founder of a business for good
Connect with Mai here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/maiphan/
Check Propl here - https://www.propl.global/
Thank you for listening and subscribe for more #DEI founder stories in the European space.
EP.26 - Zarttech - Nelson T. Ajulo Phd., Founder - On a mission to bridging the opportunity gap
Let's uncover the mission of Zarttech, right from the founder Nelson T. Ajulo and his trusted partner Brandon Thomson.
Born in Nigeria, with a PhD in International Economics, Nelson was inspired in his entrepreneurial journey by experiencing life and work in UK, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany and now the Netherlands. He founded Zarttech and proposes connecting tech businesses with senior IT talent from Africa, without displacing them. Beyond the butterfly effect that positively impacts the global economy when you create job opportunities without uprooting, their foundation is dedicated to educating more women tech talents.
We talk about the impact of diverse teams in tech, the challenges for people of colour in the Netherlands and the opportunity emerging countries have if tech talent is nurtured.
It’s a good, one, so grab your headphones and join us.
EP.25 - Wondder - Mihai Streza, Founder&CEO - Empowering People through Virtual Reality
Wondder.io is a start-up creating cutting-edge Virtual Reality products for personal development & inclusive leadership. We learn more and more how this technology is so powerful, which is why it's so interesting to see a company setting off and using it not for entertainment, like most, but for providing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion interventions. They are running operations since 2019, with VR experiences already successfully deployed in over 30 companies from six different countries, and just recently raised half a million from angel investors.
We are talking with the founder and CEO, Mihai Streza and I am delighted to share this conversation with you where we learn more about the impact and potential of Wondder.io
Grab your headphones and let’s dive in.
EP.24 - DiverseTalent.ai - Jemma Simpson, Founder - Building the tech you need for fair hiring
🎙️ Welcome, fellow DEI champions, to a fresh episode of the We Include podcast—a compass guiding you through the ever-evolving world of Diversity and Inclusion.
🎤 Host: I'm your curious guide, Oana Iordachescu, and today, we're setting sail for the captivating landscapes of Northern Ireland. Think Giant Causeway, the spectacular Mourne Mountains, but also the starting place for the Titanic.
Forgive my ignorance, for some reason I initially thought Jemma is based in Dublin and that is now forever caught on record. 😅
In this captivating episode, journey with us as we:
🚀 Embark on a conversation with the remarkable Jemma Simpson, founder-extraordinaire of Diverse talent.ai.
🏆 Celebrate Diverse talent.ai's crowning achievement—the Innovate UK Inclusive Technology grant.
💡 Illuminate the revolutionary features of their AI & Diversity-driven platform: Personal detail erasure from CVs, powerful bias-busting tools in job ads, and an empowering platform for employers to showcase their unique culture.
🌍 Navigate the intricate path of workplace fairness, with a spotlight on the distinctive challenges facing Northern Ireland.
🌟 Unveil the inspiring journey of Jemma—a founder we deeply admire and support.
Join us in bridging the chasm between innovation and diversity, forging a brighter, more inclusive future for all.
As usual, thank you for listening!
Ep.23 - Equitas - Michael Blakley, Co-founder - Analysing your interview data and fighting off bias in hiring
Discover the future of fair hiring with Equitas, the interview intelligence software designed for equal opportunities. Join us in this episode as we introduce you to Michael Blakley, the visionary co-founder behind Equitas.
Equitas is transforming the hiring landscape, using cutting-edge technology and data to foster engaging conversations that empower all candidates. By eliminating guesswork, talent teams can now make quicker, more confident decisions.
In this conversation, we delve into the challenges of traditional hiring and how Equitas is disrupting the norm. Michael shares his entrepreneurial journey and how Equitas is revolutionizing the way companies select top talent.
Get ready to be inspired and enlightened!
Tune in to this episode for insights on fair hiring and the future of recruitment with Equitas.
EP.22 - Figures - Virgil Raingeard, Co-founder - Fixing the gender pay gap
In this episode, we introduce the company Figures and its CEO, Virgil Raingeard. Figures is a data analytics company that helps businesses understand internal and external compensation data and close the gender pay gap. The company's platform provides real-time compensation data and insights, helping businesses make data-driven compensation decisions that are fair and equitable.
Virgil Raingeard is an entrepreneur with a passion for using data to solve real-world problems. He founded Figures in 2020 with the goal of making compensation data more accessible and actionable for businesses, with a specific focus on helping organizations close the gender pay gap.
In this episode, we discuss the challenges of compensation management, the benefits of using data-driven decision-making, and the future of Figures in closing the pay gap for any underrepresented communities.