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  1. 1. Creating Inclusive Environments T Sripunvoraskul Senior Designer, 500 Startups t@500.co @tsripunv 500.co
  2. 2. Content -500 Startups -Good HR practices and policies -Impact of having inclusive policies -Negative Impact of discrimination/exclusion -Q&A
  3. 3. 500 Startups 500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund with a network of startup programs headquartered in Silicon Valley with over $300M in committed capital across 4 main funds and 13 micro funds. We have invested in 1,600 technology startups all over the world since our inception in 2010 including: Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), Credit Karma, Grab, Udemy, Ipsy, TalkDesk, Intercom, MakerBot (acq’d by SSYS), Wildfire (acq’d by GOOG), and Viki (acq’d by Rakuten). Our team of 150 people based in 20 countries manage seed investments across 60 countries and speak over 25 languages. We interact with: - LPs (limited partners) - Founders and Entrepreneurs - Investors - Government officials - Tech communities 500.co
  4. 4. Our Core Values - Have Fun, Get Stuff Done (HFGSD) - Move fast, break things - Diversity & Inclusion - Be Humble 500.co
  5. 5. Trans Stats for United States: - 700,000-1,000,000 people are trans/GNC in U.S (estimated 1% around the world) - 15% unemployment rate, 3x more national average of 5% - 4x more suicide rate - 77% said they hid, delayed transition, or quit job
  6. 6. I’m the first out genderqueer/trans employee
  7. 7. Good practices/HR for trans employees 1. Policies, legal protection, anti-discrimination 2. New hire training 3. Changing records, using right pronouns and names 4. Management team leads example 5. Coworkers being allies and educating others 6. Ability to talk about trans issues 7. Recruiting potential trans employees, speakers, founders 8. Healthcare benefits 9. Bathroom guidelines
  8. 8. This business is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choice. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Our non-discrimination clauses
  9. 9. - Higher productivity of employees - Higher retention of employees - Allies want to work with inclusive companies - Employees can be out and not hide - Broadening network of talent - No judgment, harassment free - Representation of the real world Impact of Inclusive Policies
  10. 10. - Increase customers - Lessen risks and legal action for trans discrimination - To align with local, state, federal laws as humans rights evolve - Position company as more diverse externally and internally - Recruit/Retention of new talent of the new generations - Setting an example for other companies - Built in humanitarian work by providing safe spaces Other Reasons:
  11. 11. 82% of Fortune 500 have gender identity protections 50% offer trans health coverage
 (in 2002, there were 0)
  12. 12. When companies aren’t inclusive
  13. 13. North Carolina HB2 in 2016 - Lost $600 million in 6 months - Lost NBA Sponsor - Lost Google, Paypal, Apple, and other companies - Some states banned from sending employees - Lost tourism - Negative Branding PR
  14. 14. Negative Impact - Hurt branding - Hurt business - Lose costumers - Lose employees - Lose money - Lose reputation overseas - Risk of not recruiting overseas talent
  15. 15. Q&A?
  16. 16. T Sripunvoraskul Senior Designer, 500 Startups t@500.co @tsripunv 500.co Creating Inclusive Environments
  17. 17. Resources Guides http://www.transequality.org/sites/default/files/docs/USTS-Full-Report-FINAL.PDF http://www.straightforequality.org/trans http://www.outandequal.org/resources/workplace-transition-guidelines/ http://hrc-assets.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com//files/assets/resources/CEI-2017- FinalReport.pdf Case Studies http://www.tgender.net/taw/SanFranciscoTGBenefitUpdateMar3106.pdf http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2013/11/19/why-transgender-inclusion-good- business Organzations Trans Equality Human Rights Campaign Out and Equal California Transgender Workplace Project Project Include Lambda Legal Transgender Law Center Glaad Gender Sanity

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