Why I created Vessy.com
Hey, I'm Vessy.
“Happiness is fulfillment, it's when what you think, say, and do are in harmony and tied to a purpose.”
As a lesbian immigrant in an interracial relationship, it naturally frustrates me when I hear people say that Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) problems are not “real problems”. I've worked in companies where this has been the attitude. I'm now on a mission to challenge this.
The mission of Vessy.com is to help businesses hire, retain, and coach diverse talent.
Diversity & Inclusion Report 2019 - coming soon!
At the moment, we’re in the process of interviewing 10 tech companies from 10 countries, these are companies that we know take D&I seriously. We will publish the stories individually and as a collection. It will resemble a comprehensive D&I report.
The goal of the report:
1. To be a platform for the companies who take D&I seriously so they can tell their stories of how they've created this open & accepting culture in their companies
2. To inspire other companies to reflect on their values and give them the courage to start making a change by seeing a wide range of approaches.
3. To show companies of various sizes, of various geographies and with various approaches to D&I, so companies who are new to D&I or struggle with D&I can relate to and learn from the ones who are more similar to them.
4. To show there isn’t one right way to do things. There are many ways and they all have pros and cons. It’s up to you to find out which one suits your needs.
Want to get featured?
If you’re interested in the possibility of getting interviewed for our 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Report, reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
About my experience in a nutshell
worked in 5 organizations
done 200+ one-on-one coaching sessions with C-level, directors, mid-managers, and juniors
done a mix of strategy, product, operations, marketing, innovation
worked in Talent Acquisition, Venture Capital, Digital Health, Advertising, and Tech
reported to over 15 founders, C-level executives, managers, and directors
joined companies of various sizes as employee #1, #8, #14, #25, #500
I’ve created 100s of resumes for myself and helped many create theirs, as well as reviewed 100s by those who’ve applied for jobs I was hiring for