Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

One Team. Many Perspectives.

We value the diverse backgrounds, talents, and specialties of our team members and truly believe that diversity is essential to our ability to continually innovate and grow.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Veson Nautical

Veson Nautical is committed to employee diversity and inclusion. This commitment bolsters our ability to adapt, innovate and build meaningful relationships in pursuit of our corporate mission. We celebrate the benefit to all that arises from utilizing our individual differences as our most valuable asset. We strive to build and nurture a culture where the inclusion of underrepresented voices and ideas is a reflex, not an initiative. We commit ourselves to the understanding that equity is not a passive state, but rather a persistent aspiration requiring affirmative effort and tireless resolve to ensure that everyone has access to the same support, opportunities, and resources.

By achieving our diversity, equity and inclusion goals, in addition to maximizing our effectiveness in delivering and supporting our products and services in the global marketplace, we strengthen our company.

Defining Principles

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We will highlight diversity, equity and inclusion within our company by incorporating the range of perspectives, ideas and experiences that diversity provides.

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We will focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion as we attract and retain the best talent, because we believe these are essential elements of a creative, resilient company.

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We will set an example for the broader community by setting and achieving diversity, equity and inclusion goals within our company.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Groups at Veson

Employee Resource Group

Veson Nautical’s DE&I Employee Resource Group (ERG) is a company-wide employee group committed to workplace diversity and to educating, fostering, and preserving a culture of inclusion. This group provides a central forum to discuss DE&I initiatives, learn about how to promote DE&I principles in the workplace, and foster advocacy for a community where each person is valued and allowed to contribute to their full potential. The ERG meets once a month in each region. 

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Book Club

Veson Nautical’s DE&I Book Club offers a forum for interested team members to dive deeper into anti-discrimination learning (racism, sexism, ageism, etc.) and explore diverse viewpoints. The group chooses one book per quarter, focused on a DE&I topic, and discusses the selected book weekly. This group is intended to expand participants’ understanding and perspectives on critical systemic issues related to DE&I.

Books We Have Read

Q3 2020: So You Want to Talk About Race
by Ijeoma Oluo

Q4 2020: The New Jim Crow
by Michelle Alexander

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Advisory Council

Veson Nautical’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Council (DEIAC) is a subset of Veson employees with a charter to advise the Veson Senior Leadership Team on opportunities for proactive action that positively impacts DE&I at our company. The mission of the Veson Nautical DEIAC is to support the realization of the company’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals by promoting policies and practices that support an inclusive and diverse company workforce and culture, both in a manner that complies with all applicable laws, and also in providing equal opportunities for all employees to realize their full potential and be treated in an equitable manner.

Current Members of the Veson DEIAC include:

Kathy Andrade

Kathy Andrade
Human Resources
Program Manager

Giselle Lindolpho

Giselle Lindolpho
Team Manager, Consulting, EMEA

Martin Balestra

Martin Balestra
Director, Professional Services, EMEA

Ben Thurecht

Ben Thurecht
Chief Technology Officer

Katonio Butler

Katonio Butler
Principal Consultant,
Professional Services

Levina Wong

Levina Wong
General Counsel

Our DE&I Partners

We are proud to work with the following organizations to foster and learn about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

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Veson Nautical has partnered with Hack.Diversity since 2017.

With their mission at the forefront, we have welcomed Black and Latinx interns interested in pursuing careers in software engineering and UX/UI design to explore the ins and outs of the innovation field. We have also been fortunate to offer full-time employment to several of our Hack.Diversity interns.

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Veson Nautical has partnered with She+ Geeks Out since 2017.

She+ Geeks Out has facilitated trainings and workshops at Veson to help our team become more aware of DE&I in the workplace, including inclusive recruiting and hiring, unconscious bias in the workplace, recognizing and responding to microaggressions, and more.

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