Journey back in time with us all the way back to 2017 and take a peek at the speaking events, blogs, webinars, podcasts and a few awards we have gathered along the way!
In honor of Pride Month this month Ashley was asked to speak about how we're giving a voice to underrepresented groups in Technology.
"Empowering underrepresented and marginalized people to rise above what generational trauma and lack of privilege have provided in my life's work" - Ashley Allen
ITequality is featured on the Salesforce AppExchange Women-Owned Businesses Spotlight.
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ITequality is proud to be included on the Trailblazer Directory alongside other diverse owned suppliers.
Ashley speaks on building bridges and focusing on the common goal of creating a more diverse and inclusive partner ecosystem.
“I could be out in a safe place. That is why I chose to work with Salesforce as a partner while emphasizing diversity in the way ITequality does,” Allen explained. “I wanted people to be able to see a company like ours where they can say, ‘I can be accepted and have a good job in tech without having to erase my own identity.’” (pg 39)
Bringing some socially distanced cheer to the Exchange Winter 2021 edition.
Ashley and Eric Dreshfield speak on how to best succeed when working with a Salesforce Partner. The #1 takeaway is to be sure to treat everyone with mutual respect.
"Some of the ways I have built up my network include creating a mental health slack channel within my company, where we call each other to talk through tough times. I have created a workplace environment where it is ok to fall apart. In 2017, I started a community group called Trailblazers with Anxiety, for people to vent to each other and be less isolated."
"Ashley has a great deal of pride in the fact that more than 50% of the members of the ITequality team are transgender and more than 50% are people of color. ITequality has become an inspiration in their ecosystem for equality in technology, so much so, that Ashley also consults with other companies on how they can better include and retain LGBTQ employees."
“ITequality runs its business on Salesforce, drafting consulting agreements using Formstack Documents, along with DocuSign e-Signature to get those agreements to customers and seamlessly into Salesforce.”
ITequality’s first Dreamforce company trip took us to San Francisco.
Ashley presented on how IT can be more TGNC inclusive. View the slides here.
Team ITequality marched with Salesforce in the Orange County pride parade 2019! Amplifying and bringing awareness to those in the community!
Double feature presentations! One session on CPQ and another on how to be inclusive of the Transgender community.
"As a trailblazing partner, I encourage women on my team to grow their careers. I pay extra attention to make sure the women on my team are not treated differently... Women on my team sometimes work at home because children have schedules that make 9 to 5 impossible and I understand and respect that. These women are amazing and do an incredible job — working at home or working with kids running around does not subtract from their abilities."
"In 2017 I founded my company with a mission to help promote awareness and visibility for LGBTQIA people. I never imagined I would be connected in any way with Vetforce."
“My background starts back in high school, I was an at risk kid. I had to work past PTSD, domestic violence and being a teenage mom. Those things that most people would not stand on a stage and talk about, gave me a certain perspective on what it's like to struggle with anxiety or mental health. I started my own company to help other people, especially children who are at risk to achieve their maximum potential.”
Our CEO was quoted in this Salesforce Article - check out the other incredible leaders in this blog!
"As a business owner, I am passionate about diversity in all its forms. I promote LGBT visibility and inclusion, women in technology, and diversity inclusion efforts."
A heartfelt conversation about Ashley’s past as an at risk youth, the friends they had back then and the struggles they shared. Under the gratitude tree, our CEO shared how incredibly lucky they are to be alive, to have the success they have achieved and the support they are surrounded by.
The 5 Annual Lesbians Who Tech San Francisco Summit was incredible. Best of all we met one of our favorite trans rights heroes, Jessie Earl AKA Jessie Gender.
Ashley joins an incredible line up and speaks about being a business owner as a gender diverse person. Our gratitude to Salesforce for hosting this unforgettable event.
Ashley’s very first Dreamforce Speaking event where they explain, "CPQ is nothing to shy away from. Everyone can be a CPQ admin!" Check out the session remade on our Youtube channel here.
Our Company Founders navigate TrailheaDX in the early days of ITequality.