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Matt Cabral is no stranger to transitions. After nearly eight years of service in the United States Army, he transitioned from his position as Captain to enter civilian life and faced a pivotal moment shared by many of his fellow veterans: how to translate the experiences and invaluable skills he gained during his time in service to a new kind of workforce. To help make that transition, he turned to Hiring Our Heroes.
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This article is part of our series "Employee Spotlight," where we speak to and highlight some of the wonderful people who make up the exceptional teams at Wayfair.
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At Wayfair, we are committed to embedding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) across all aspects of our organization, and we know that transparency and accountability are crucial to driving real change. That is why today, we are proud to introduce “Change Starts at Home,” our first-annual DEI report. This report captures the foundational improvements and new initiatives we have launched to accelerate this important work in 2020, as well as our representation data, which spans across 16 dimensions of diversity. This data is global and includes all Wayfair employees because it is important to us that everyone is represented in all of our DEI considerations and conversations.
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In our home we strive to create an environment where all employees feel comfortable and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work every day. To help ensure this, Wayfair has employee-created and led Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), supported by our Culture & Inclusion team, with the aim to create safe, inclusive spaces for community building, networking, and professional development. This March our Women+ ERG celebrated Women’s History Month by organizing an internal fireside chat with Wayfair board member, Anke Schäferkordt. The event was moderated by Fiona Tan, Global Head of Customer and Supplier Technology. Throughout the hour-long chat Anke shared invaluable insights about the importance of challenging the status quo, male allyship, mentorship and much more.
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Real People, Real Conversations — How Wayfair’s Culture Ambassadors Offer Authentic Insights Into Company Culture
At Wayfair, we understand that for candidates considering joining our team, a large part of that consideration is weighed by how they perceive our company culture and whether or not they feel represented in the workplace. It’s important to us that all of our employees, and future employees, feel like Wayfair is a place they can be themselves. In pursuit of that goal, we offer candidates the opportunity to meet with our Culture Ambassadors outside of the formal interview process.
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E-commerce leader rated 100 for commitment to LGBTQ workplace equality
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