- Glassbreakers has raised nearly $3 million to help fund further development of its mentorship platform for women and its enterprise software solution that facilitates enterprise inclusion efforts.
- Later this year, Glassbreakers plans to pilot its platform in 10 companies across sectors.
- Tech companies have worked hard to improve diversity in the workplace. According to a recent analysis of nine major tech companies by Fortune, women comprise only about one-third of the typical IT workforce.
The platform Glassbreakers is developing could help large businesses more easily address diversity challenges and scale their diversity efforts. While large tech companies like Microsoft, Intel and HP have launched broad, multimillion dollar diversity initiatives, there are also smaller steps CIOs can take to promote gender and racial diversity in the workplace.
Glassbreakers offers mentorship for women, highlights company "thought leaders" and provides diversity data analytics within a corporation.
If the effort succeeds, it would make Glassbreakers among the first companies to market enterprise software for diversity. The software is meant for companies with at least 10,000 employees and serves everyone but "white, cisgender men," according to a TechCrunch report.