Join me as I discuss Yelp's diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts with Chief Diversity Officer Miriam Warren. Among Yelp's cutting-edge initiatives are leveraging its all-remote work policy to create greater employee diversity and holding individual department heads accountable for diversity and inclusion on their teams.
Miriam is also Board Chair of the Yelp Foundation, which counts non-profits like La Cocina in San Francisco and Hot Bread Kitchen in New York among its grantees. Miriam joined Yelp in 2007, serving in a variety of marketing and operational roles, including leading the company’s expansion efforts internationally as Vice President of New Markets. Presently, she heads a team working at the intersection of culture, engagement, social impact and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Miriam has been quoted in The New York Times, Fortune, Mic and Good Morning America online, among others. She's previously been published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review and Fast Company, and is a frequent speaker and moderator.
Yelp’s annual diversity reports for 2020 and 2021 are at https://blog.yelp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Final-Yelp-Diversity-Report.pdf and https://blog.yelp.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Yelp-Diversity-Report-2021.pdf.
About the host: As owner and CEO of Lauri Rollings and Associates, Lauri provides consulting services and training to make businesses more profitable through strategic and data-driven diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org and learn more about her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurirollings/.
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