Building Opportunities in Cyber Security Through Equity, Diversity, and Belonging Initiatives

Fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in technology is critical to everything we do at Okta. Cyber security is centered around people, and the unique perspective each professional brings to the job gives us an essential view of the landscape that supports innovation and excellence—and enriches our organizational culture.  In order for us to…

Okta Tech Pathways Week and the Difference Diversity Makes to Cyber Security

At Okta, we believe providing opportunities in technology to historically excluded groups is crucial to building more equitable businesses and communities. That’s why we’ve committed to inclusive actions that empower young people to succeed in tech and build stronger communities worldwide. We’re highlighting the work that we do throughout Cyber…

Doing the Work: Our Commitment to Building Balanced Teams

On September 15th, Okta and Auth0 co-sponsored the Girls in Tech conference (GITCON), the signature, eponymous event of one of our nonprofit partners, focused on eliminating the gender gap in tech. This is the first joint event that Auth0 and Okta have sponsored, and we could not be more excited about how our teams have come together. As we…

Equity Accelerator: Opening Career Pathways

At Okta, we are committed to advancing innovative solutions. And in this spirit of innovation, we’re excited to announce the launch of our Equity Accelerator. This program is a 6-month, full-time, paid workforce development program to expand economic opportunity for and with under-represented talent, with an emphasis on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous,…

Reflecting on the Work We’ve Done at Okta: One Year Later

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder last May, I wrote affirming Okta’s commitment to driving tangible change for racial justice and equality. Though our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging is long-standing, last summer we realized that we had to do more to challenge the systemic issues leading to racial inequality and injustice. We…

Okta’s State of Inclusion Report

From day one, Okta has been committed to building a culture of inclusion and belonging. We know that fostering a diverse workforce, customer base, and partner network is not only the right thing to do, but also the only way we will succeed. Identity is at the core of Okta’s mission, and it extends well beyond our products. We value what makes…

Doing the Work at Okta: Our Commitment to Driving Change

We’re all still recovering from the events of the last two weeks, and are taking in and supporting the voices of our POC colleagues throughout the company. Since joining Okta in 2019, my role has been to lead the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) team at Okta. The last few weeks have shown us how important it is to focus on these ideals,…