We believe that diverse organizations are more creative, make better decisions, and ultimately, make a more profound impact. But much more importantly, equitable working conditions give our team members and partners the respect and dignity that all people deserve. At BigMarker, we don’t just tolerate or accept differences—we celebrate them, we support them, and we thrive on them for the benefit of our employees, our customers and our community.
For that reason, we explicitly and categorically condemn racism in all words, forms and actions, both within our team and among our partners, resellers and customers. We reserve the right to end our relationship with any individuals or organizations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.
To start, it is BigMarker’s policy to comply with—and exceed—all applicable federal, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.
Employment and advancement at BigMarker is based on a person's merit and qualifications. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by law.
Following the law is the bare minimum, and it’s not enough to overcome society's historic legacy of discrimination. Real inclusion goes far beyond ticking checkboxes and setting quotas. It’s about fostering an environment where everyone—regardless of background, race or identity—feels comfortable to be themselves, to create and collaborate with others, and drive innovation without fear of discrimination or marginalization.
However, we recognize the pervasive impact of systemic racism and unconscious biases on the workplace, particularly for our team members of minority backgrounds. We understand how racism can manifest itself in hiring and promotion decisions, client relationships, and unspoken norms that push people into different paths of opportunity, in which some have more, and others have less, due to race.
With this in mind, we are committed to proactively identifying and reducing inequality within our own company and broader community, with special emphasis on improving working conditions, career advancement and quality of life experienced among our teammates of minority and/or underrepresented backgrounds.
We believe that words are worthless if they are not backed by tangible actions and initiatives designed to address inequity and opportunity gaps.
We’re continually, proactively learning what we don’t know and accepting constructive criticism with empathy and grace. We want to provide a safe place for our team members to raise concerns about representation, discrimination and identity on a daily basis. We encourage our team members, partners and other stakeholders to raise questions and constructive feedback about our approach to diversity—and tell us where we can do better.
We understand that this requires an ongoing process of conversation and outreach. Here’s what we’ve done so far, and what we plan to continue to work on in the future:
Bridging the opportunity gap: We acknowledge that the technology industry has a serious problem with a lack of diversity and are taking steps to help people, especially those from historically underrepresented groups, bridge the job opportunity gap. We support initiatives that build on-ramps to career opportunities in technical fields, such as mentoring, virtual job trainings, and after-school tech programs.
Opening doors: With the opportunity and resource gap in mind, we welcome job applicants with unconventional educational backgrounds and experiences, and support a culture of learning and development from hiring onward.
Democratizing access: BigMarker is built on the premise that technology can be used to connect people with previously inaccessible education and resources, no matter where they are. That’s why we’re actively working to democratize access to knowledge and services through our partnerships with established community organizations and accredited nonprofit organizations. Our support of organizations such as Powered by Action, Girls in Tech, and the YWCA support the growth of access to economic opportunity in communities that have traditionally faced, and still face, structural barriers.
Encouraging active engagement: We offer a Flexible Time Off policy that enables our employees to leave work to volunteer, vote and participate in other civic engagement activities. We believe that we all share a collective responsibility to promote equality for everyone, and we fully support our employees in their efforts to be a force for positive change.