Black Lives Matter @ Copperleaf
David Bruce, Director of Sales Strategy and Account Development at Copperleaf, organized a panel titled “Black Lives Matter: Beyond the Headlines & Boardroom”.
At Copperleaf, we understand that each of us have the power and responsibility to create change. That’s why we actively encourage people to speak up about their beliefs, respectfully challenge ideas, and take initiative to do the right thing.
We are committed to creating an environment where every employee can connect, learn, and engage in building a better world, one decision at a time.
Our differences help us learn new things, question our biases, and look at challenges through our own unique life lenses. Nurturing an inclusive environment where employees at all levels feel respected, heard, and empowered is critical to our success.”
We commit to supporting and promoting DE&I awareness and education.
We commit to acting in a socially responsible way in the communities where we operate.
We commit to promoting diversity in all leadership roles across the company.
We commit to attracting and retaining Copperleafers from underrepresented groups.
We commit to maintaining equity in pay, equity in career opportunities, and accessibility and inclusion in all we do.
Copperleaf’s culture and flexible work schedule allowed me to experience dropping off and picking up my son from nursery—and see him crawl and stand for the first time. I’m grateful for this, and it makes me want to do the best I can for a company that has enabled me to have such a great work-life balance.”
Openness and respect are at the heart of Copperleaf’s culture and play a vital role in our growth strategy and success. We are proud to be a global, diverse team and we believe our different perspectives are the reason great things happen here.
As we’ve grown, we’ve intentionally created spaces for employees to be heard, connect, and receive support, including company-wide fireside chats with our leadership team and employee-led groups that meet regularly to discuss topics like Black Lives Matter, Women in Tech, and mental health.
Being a woman in a male-dominated field can feel isolating. In 2017, I created the Women In Tech group as a safe space for women to support one another. It has become a great way to find both male and female champions who are passionate about closing the gender gap and advancing inclusion in the tech world.”
At Copperleaf, giving back to our local communities is an inherent part our culture. Whether this is through volunteering, fundraising, or supporting underrepresented groups, our goal is to leave a positive impact wherever we operate.
For example, we currently participate in the Digital Lift Internship program, which helps underrepresented groups, including Indigenous Peoples, women, rural youth, and transitioning workers, gain the knowledge and skills for a career in the tech sector through a 4-month paid internship.
We gratefully acknowledge that our headquarters are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl’ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Coast Salish peoples.
The people here really want to make everyone part of something bigger. Since I felt so included by everyone at the company, I wanted to give back and jumped at the opportunity to be part of the DE&I team—not only to share my personal experiences as a neurodiverse person and immigrant, but also to help Copperleaf become an even better place to work.”