Okta London Circle: Scaling the Global community of Oktanauts
Throughout the different cultures and geographies of the world, inclusion and belonging have differing interpretations and approaches. So it’s important for Okta to recognize and value these variations while nurturing a global community of Oktanauts. In honor of that ideal, we’ve launched Okta London Circle—to build a stronger glocal (global+local) community of Oktanauts. Okta London Circle will scale and localize Okta’s diversity, inclusion, and belonging efforts at our London office.
This is the first in a series of inclusion groups across Okta’s global offices. The London Circle brings together current leaders of our three Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)—[email protected], People of Color, and [email protected]—in London to scale their efforts, celebrating their individual and personal identities there. The aim is to understand and support the needs and aspirations of the multiple groups and cross-sectional identities beyond our global ERG network. The Okta London circle will host networking events, cultural information sessions and celebrations. It also allows for partnerships with diverse, local communities to engage and drive belonging initiatives, launched across Okta’s global locations.
And, as our first activity, Okta London Circle is excited to participate in SuperDaughterDay! This engagement will be an employee and community event to celebrate the International Day of the Girl on October 11th. Okta employees are taking October 25th to celebrate this day, and to engage young girls and their families in a community event. The day will be focused on hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities, all in a fun environment.
We recognize that our global expansion is a unique opportunity to enrich our culture, and we’re excited to learn from our culturally diverse Oktanauts. The Okta London Circle will be another opportunity for us to support our amazing colleagues in London. We're excited to see how this initiative will help us build a deeper sense of inclusion and belonging among Oktanauts in London, and all their peers across the globe.