Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging at GumGum
At GumGum, we are wholeheartedly passionate about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB). We firmly believe that when each individual one of us is given the opportunity to explore, the freedom to learn and the means to succeed, we all grow together.
GumGum is global and so are our people. Our success is driven by the diverse and unique voices and different perspectives of GumGummers from different backgrounds, ethnicities and countries all over the world.
We’re constantly aspiring to be a place where everyone can bring their true, authentic selves to work and help us not only change the digital advertising industry, but also improve the world in the process. And that starts with our Leadership team, which is led by an empathetic and kind CEO who is also an openly gay man who brings the full tenor of his personality to work every single day.
What is DEIB?
Welcoming all the ways that we are different from race, gender, ethnicities, sexual orientations to different experiences, personalities, and talents.
Leveling the playing field to ensure everyone is empowered to succeed through equality of opportunity, business practices, and policies.
Building an inclusive workplace where all candidates and team members feel heard and valued and is the foundation upon which we built all of our diversity efforts.
Fostering a psychologically safe and positive environment where everyone feels welcomed and supported to bring their whole, authentic selves to work through our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
At GumGum, we believe in cultivating an environment where our team members can bring their authentic, whole selves to work. We are committed to building and delivering a diverse, inclusive and equitable workforce that is representative of the world around us.
We All Belong at GumGum
GumGum is global and so are our people. Our success is driven by the diverse voices, unique ideas and different perspectives of GumGummers from different backgrounds, ethnicities and countries all over the world.
We enable a culture for everyone to be who they are. At GumGum, employees are not cogs in the wheel only meant to generate revenue: We are true members of a culture that allows us to grow and feel nurtured, and most importantly, be heard and valued.
Fostering Inclusivity & Allyship
And like many tech companies, GumGum still has a lot of work to do in regard to diversity and equity. We are actively working towards ensuring that our company truly reflects the true breadth of diversity and experiences that make up the world. Championed by our Leadership team, we are encouraged to share in each other’s experiences, foster allyship and provide ongoing feedback to our Leaders on how to continue to make strides that not only create a more equitable workplace, but also industry and world.
In order to advance our DEIB efforts, we partnered with professionally certified Executive Coach, founder of Merging Path Coaching, and DEIB strategic advisor, Brooks E. Scott, to lead management training and foster interpersonal communication with a focus on diversity and inclusion.
To ensure that all of us practice and promote equity and inclusion in each and every aspect of GumGum life, we provide ongoing education and support training to understand our unconscious biases so we can become better students and correctors of our own behavior.
At GumGum, we want you to feel seen, heard and valued throughout the interview process and train our hiring managers to ensure that leaders have a new and mindful perspective on creating inclusion in their hiring processes.
Introducing the VOICE Coalition
(Values, Opportunity, Inclusivity, Culture & Equity)
GumGum launched the VOICE Coalition in 2021 with a mission to build an equitable, supportive, and inclusive culture where all voices are heard and all differences are celebrated through thoughtful, engaging, and authentic programming and community involvement.
Through the work of the VOICE, People Experience and Operations teams, we’ve organized around 130 different events since 2021 spanning from listening circles in response to social injustices, to cultural classes and marching as a company alongside our CEO at LA Pride and Amsterdam Pride.
Hear it from the Team
"From the moment I joined GumGum, I was warmly welcomed and immediately felt that my progression was closely considered and respected. Since then, I have been given the license to build and fine-tune my skills for my desired development. I feel that since I joined GumGum I have become a better professional within this industry and bring great value to my clients."
"Joining the VOICE coalition (where we regularly meet to discuss diversity, inclusivity, and mental health initiatives) offered me the opportunity to not only share my own story to perpetuate the importance of neurodiversity in companies but find a genuine sense of community. Defined by kindness and encouraging individuality, GumGum has opened the door for creative solutions, out of the box thinking, and for individuals who thrive in positive environments - like me - to feel truly fulfilled and happy with work. I believe in the company, the good of people propelling it, and that GumGum believes in the capabilities and character of me. This shared sense of trust and respect is why I love that I belong here at GumGum."
"For me, the word ‘belongingness’ is all about people, regardless of their job titles, gender and everything else that our society labels as ‘difference’. From my very first day I felt kindness and respect from everyone. This is important, because it sets the tone of the company culture. GumGummers work hard and know how to have fun. We are offered many opportunities to e-meet or meet in person and share stories with each other. Yes, we are building our careers in the ad tech industry. But we are also building a beautiful life experience together."
"As a first-generation Latina in AdTech, I have struggled for many years to acknowledge that I too belong at the table. At GumGum, I do not doubt that I do. Not only does GumGum provide a safe space for team members to share their voice and opinions, it celebrates and embraces our different heritages, backgrounds and unique life experiences. That is truly something special! For the first time, I have found a genuine community that celebrates me and educates others through thoughtful and engaging programming. I've attended in person HOLA meetups, educational sessions, inspirations sessions and more that even make me more proud to identify as Hispanic/Latina. GumGum allows me to show up every day as my true and authentic self and actively hears my voice and accepts it with open arms. I feel at home at GumGum."
"I value all the initiatives from GumGum that allow us to participate in any social and cultural activity in an inclusive environment where you can be heard and be recognized for your achievements. It also allows me to know more about my colleagues and be part of an authentic community that looks after each other and learn about different backgrounds from people around the globe.
The autonomy and trust that my team has given me to do my job every day has been very important to have a great work-life balance. The continuing learning opportunities through different webinars, conferences, and events is something I really value for my career development and growth, especially in a rapidly evolving industry."
Life at GumGum
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