There’s a serious lack of diversity in the technology industry. ITequality strives to take a stand at every opportunity to represent the voices of underrepresented groups in technology. As a company, ITequality is committed to diversity, and it’s own staff sets a high bar for what a diverse organization should look like. Collectively, ITequality is 50% people of color, 67% LGB, 67% TGNC. Unlike the tech industry in general, ITequality is less than 25% white male.
Remember, please don’t label people based on assumptions, stereotypes, looks, style of clothing, hair color, the presence of tattoos and/or piercings, etc. We are all human, and have a right to be our own authentic selves at all times.
And now, without further delay, let’s meet Coraliz Dereta, CPQ Consultant and HTML Specialist with ITEquality.
What were you doing before you joined ITequality?
Before joining ITequality, I was a front-end web developer building websites in PHP/CakePHP and WordPress. Prior to joining ITequality, I worked as a contract and freelance employee. On the side, I design logos and other marketing materials for development groups such as Girl Develop It Phoenix, #WITDEVS, Saasie Tech Social and #PhxSFSaturday.
How did you learn about ITequality?
I heard about ITequality from a friend, the chapter leader of #PhxSFSaturday. She encouraged me to learn Salesforce and start earning badges on Trailhead. I’ve since earned my Salesforce Administration Certification and am working on getting the App Builder Certification. Because of my background as a front-end developer, I was recommended to work with ITequality. It was the best decision of my life
What have you learned since joining ITequality?
I’ve learned about Salesforce CPQ, developing quote templates, creating custom solutions for our clients, and setting up custom communities. I love my work.
What does being a member of the ITequality team mean to you?
Being a member of ITequality means so much to me because of the diversity of our team. I love how no matter who we are as individuals, we are a great team and our open-mindedness truly shines in our work. Our team is very understanding of our backgrounds, and Ashley understands all our unique circumstances, and enables us to work on our schedules. She is also supportive and encouraging of our own personal growth within the Salesforce ecosystem..
Coraliz is just one of the amazing and diverse members of the ITequality team. Pushing the statistics of diversity in technology, and moving the needle of inclusivity. Watch for more team member introductions coming soon.