SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PagerDuty, the global leader in Digital Operations Management, today announced the winners for the first ever Inclusion for Impact Awards. Partnering with leading business information platform, Crunchbase, the awards honor female executives and founders who led the way to improve inclusion and diversity within the tech industry last year. Winners were announced at a reception held last night at SaaStr Annual 2018. During the event, attendees had the opportunity to network while celebrating leaders, movement-starters and negotiators who have worked to affect change for inclusion.

Leveraging data collected by Crunchbase, the Inclusion for Impact Awards recognized the people and companies in tech who made the biggest impact in diversity this past year. Selected winners were awarded with a $500 donation in their name to non-profit organization of their choosing.

The winners of the 2017 Inclusion for Impact Awards are:

  • The Change Agent: Amanda Hesser, Co-founder and CEO, Food52
  • The Influencer: Aileen Lee, Founder & Partner, Cowboy Ventures
  • The Fearless Female Founder: Laura Weidman Powers, Co-Founder, CEO of Code2040
  • The Inclusion Innovators: Mike Cannon-Brookes, CEO & Co-Founder, Atlassian

“We are excited to celebrate the companies and people that have continuously led by example in challenging the status quo and driving meaningful change in our industry,” said Jennifer Tejada, CEO at PagerDuty. “By cultivating an inclusive community that values the contributions of marginalized groups in tech, we are better positioned to create solutions that more accurately reflect the consumers of tech.”

PagerDuty has placed heavy emphasis on building an inclusive culture, earning them several industry accolades. In 2017, PagerDuty was named one of Comparably’s Best US Companies for Diversity in 2017 alongside companies such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Starbucks. PagerDuty was also selected as a TIMMY award finalist for Best Tech Workplace for Diversity in both Canada and the United States. This past September, the company also hosted executives from some of the leading companies in Silicon Valley to exchange best practices and lessons learned around building a diverse team. The company has also contributed to a number of industry-wide programs that support diversity of gender, race and age, including Girls in Tech, the Boardlist, the Athena Alliance, Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Watermark.

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