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DoorDash, Out Of Office Events hosts our first-ever ERG Summit alongside tech industry leaders

September 7, 2023

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Raj Prashad

At DoorDash, we prioritize investing in, developing, and advancing all underrepresented groups. With our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) being one of the flagship programs for our DEI team, we’re excited to bring together more than 100 ERG leaders from across the tech industry to learn, connect, and up level their skills as part of our first-ever ERG Summit. 

The concept for the ERG Summit began as an internal event dedicated to bringing our ERG leaders together in person, providing the space to deepen community and connect with executive stakeholders for a full day of learning and development. 

But when Kondja Kamatuka, our Program Lead on the DEI team, connected with others in the DEI community, the clear need to broaden the summit into an industry-wide event became evident. 

“I met with Chanise Simms-Robinson, who owns Out Of Office events, and they do a lot of impactful DEI work, specifically in the Hispanic and Black communities. The more I talked to people and the more Chanise talked to people in her network, it was so clear that this is a need industry-wide within this space,” Kondja said.

“Being able to live our values like having a bias for action in launching this event and make room at the table for others in the industry, I feel like we're moving the needle forward. That’s the biggest driver and the thing I feel the most proud of. The agenda is great, and I’m so proud to innovate in this space in a way that feels really special.”

Expanding the ERG Summit to an Out Of Office event and bringing in industry sponsorship with Amazon, Black Google Network, Jack Daniels, Snap Inc., and YouTube is a first-of-its-kind initiative for DoorDash after launching our ERG groups in 2014. 

On September 14 in Los Angeles, we have a full day of programming planned (anchored in the 4-C Model), including inclusive speaker panels, hands-on engagement opportunities, learning and development, and keynote speakers. 

Systemic change takes thought, effort, dedication, and it does not go unnoticed. At DoorDash, we believe in our people and will continually look for ways that we can empower and support them.

Our efforts to create a workplace where everyone feels welcomed, supported, and valued is one of the reasons we were recently recognized as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023 by Newsweek. To learn more about this award and how we’ve driven the culture our employees experience over the last year, click here.

Read more about how our ERGs have driven the culture our employees experience at DoorDash:

DoorDash invests in Employee Resource Groups by compensating leaders

DoorDash launches new Employee Resource Group aimed at celebrating physical and neurological diversity

DoorDash kicks off Veterans Appreciation Month by rolling out new Military Leave Policy

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