In June we announced our alignment with the MN Tech Diversity Pledge movement launched by Clockwork, a Twin Cities interactive firm led by Nancy Lyons.
We promised to update you on our inclusion journey via this blog. Inclusion and diversity goals are embedded in APMG’s strategic plan – both in terms of staffing and audience. So much activity is happening that contributes to these goals, it’s actually a challenge to track it. That’s one of the things Amanda Williams has on her plate, in the newly-created role of Culture & Inclusion Director.
Amanda joined APMG in September and immediately got to work building our relationships with the MN Tech Diversity partner organizations such as Clockwork, BrandLab and Penumbra Theater. In her words:
I attended the inaugural MN Tech Diversity meetup on October 11th, a gathering of companies who have pledged to put resources, energy and attention to attracting and retaining talent from communities underrepresented in the Twin Cities tech sector. It was fun, informative, and inspiring. As a new employee at APMG responsible for culture and inclusion, I was happy to see the enthusiasm and genuine commitment of all of the partner companies making the MN Tech Diversity Pledge. I look forward to this continued collaboration as we work toward a more inclusive culture here at APMG.
We’re excited to have Amanda on board! This new role is a commitment to further the inclusion goals we’ve set forth as an organization, building on the momentum of many other activities, initiatives and the commitment of leadership.