Austin, TX (June 8, 2022) – LaFawn Davis has been named to Fast Company’s annual Queer 50 list for 2022. Created in collaboration with Lesbians Who Tech & Allies, the Queer 50 list is the only ranking of its kind to feature queer women and non-binary people who are leading across industries, including business, tech, media, finance, venture capital, and media, among others.
As a mission driven company, Indeed continues to put the job seeker at the forefront of all company initiatives. LaFawn serves as Indeed’s Senior Vice President of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). Through the company’s transformative ESG commitments, Indeed aims to make the world of work better by ensuring its products and platforms are fully inclusive. Over the last year, LaFawn has been working to reduce bias and barriers in Indeed’s algorithms, increase digital accessibility, and use data to explore new innovative ways to help ALL people find, retain and grow in quality employment.
Now in its third year, the Queer 50 list showcases individuals who are innovators and trailblazers in their industry.
The main criteria that Fast Company’s editors considered for this year’s list include the size and growth prospects of each person’s business or organization, their place in the broader business and social conversation, the impact of their contributions over the past 12 months, their career trajectory and potential for growth, and their activism and advocacy for the queer community.
“Fast Company has always believed that the future of business will not—and cannot—look like its past, which is why we’ve been committed to showcasing the people leading the way in creating more diverse, equitable workplaces,” says Fast Company interim editor-in-chief David Lidsky. “We are honored to be able to partner again with Lesbian Who Tech & Allies to present for our readers and viewers the kind of innovation and meaningful work that’s possible when queer individuals serve important roles across the world of business.”
“I continue to be thrilled to see this list continue and highlight more leaders making a difference,” said Leanne Pittsford, founder and CEO of Lesbians Who Tech & Allies. “It’s yet another opportunity to encourage companies to build a more inclusive environment.”
“Representation is extremely important to our mission at Indeed to help remove barriers and bias for underrepresented communities,” said Indeed SVP of ESG, LaFawn Davis. “Not only does the list feature people who are creating real change in the world, but it serves as a wonderful representation of queer women and non-binary industry champions. It is an honor to be recognized among this list of powerhouse players in their respective fields.”
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About Lesbians Who Tech & Allies
Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is the largest LGBTQ technology community in the world — committed to visibility, intersectionality, and changing the face of technology. We are 60,000 LGBTQ women, people of color, nonbinary and trans people, and allies in tech in 40+ cities worldwide. Over 6,000 women and gender-nonconforming people in tech attended our 2019 San Francisco Summit, making us the largest professional LGBTQ event in the world.
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