Ellucian, the leading higher education technology solutions provider, has announced a partnership with Out in Tech, the world’s largest non-profit community of LGBTQ+ tech professionals that seeks greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. The partnership underscores Ellucian’s commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment and recruiting and retaining top LGBTQ+ tech talent across the globe.
Through this collaboration, Ellucian will gain access to Out in Tech’s community of over 45,000 LGBTQ+ tech professionals, serving as a source for experienced, executive, and entry-level talent. In addition, the company employees will benefit from networking opportunities with industry leaders, participation in exclusive roundtable discussions, and exposure to best practices within the LGBTQ+ tech community.
Out in Tech’s mission aligns closely with Ellucian’s values, focusing on promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and visibility of LGBTQ+ individuals in tech-related fields. The platform hosts various events, programs, and initiatives that foster networking, career development, and community building within the LGBTQ+ tech community, including monthly meetups, speaker series, hackathons, coding events, mentorship programs, and career fairs.
Commenting on the collaboration, Chief People and Communications Officer of Ellucian, Gregory Giangrande, said:
At Ellucian, our culture is one of our superpowers, and we are proud to work with such a well-respected organization that shares our values and commitment to building a more inclusive and diverse workplace. Our partnership with Out in Tech is a significant step in our ongoing efforts to be more intentional about creating a community for LGBTQ+ tech professionals.
As part of the alliance, Ellucian’s Prism Employee Resource Group (ERG) will also have access to the Out in Tech ERG best practices, further enhancing Ellucian’s commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment for its LGBTQ+ employees and allies.
Out in Tech inspire queer and questioning youth, and support LGBTQ+ equality and activists. With more than 45,000 members across 32 cities and five countries, the organization has become a prominent community of LGBTQ+ professionals, allies, and advocates in the tech sector since its founding in 2013. Its diverse membership includes individuals from various job experiences, genders, and racial backgrounds, reflecting the rich diversity of the global tech industry.
Andrew Lowenthal, Executive Director of Out in Tech, added:
When it comes to diversity in Tech, seventy minds are better than one. By weaving together the collective experiences of our founding members, we will shine a light on what’s working, push the envelope with new ideas, and create more equitable and inclusive workplaces for all underrepresented groups. We’re thrilled to have Ellucian as our latest member.
For over 50 years, Ellucian has worked with higher education institutions worldwide to solve their toughest problems and help them become more agile, scalable, and efficient. It partners with over 2,900 customers across 50 countries, serving 22 million students. The platform features best-in-class SaaS capabilities and delivers insights needed now and into the future. These solutions and services span the entire student lifecycle, including data-rich tools for student recruitment, enrollment, and retention to workforce analytics, fundraising, and alumni engagement. Its innovative solutions, a vast ecosystem of partners and a user community of more than 45,000 provide best practices leading to greater institutional success and better student outcomes.