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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…

Cyber Security Advocates: Meet Jameeka Green Aaron

As the ongoing dialogue on threats, standards, and best practices continues to drive awareness of cyber security issues, we noticed something slipping under the radar: the contributions of security professionals working behind the scenes to stay ahead of the curve. To us, cyber security means people, and we’re celebrating the Cyber Security…

Advocates for Change for Cyber Security Awareness Month

The pandemic has prompted massive changes. Over the past 18 months, we’ve adapted and adjusted, implemented new processes and tools, and are acclimating to a “new normal.” While we’ve embraced an entirely new way to work, there is also a spotlight on how to do so securely. But the prevalence of vulnerabilities, exploits, and breaches is not new…

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…

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…

A Message From the POC @ Okta Leadership

Okta’s diversity and inclusion efforts did not begin the day after George Floyd took his last breath. Our journey started 11 years ago when our founders Todd McKinnon (CEO) and Frederic Kerrest (COO) articulated a desire to reflect the community we serve. Within the last three years, this has led to the appointment of two Black board members, the…

Our Commitment to Investing in our Black Colleagues and Communities

This afternoon, Todd sent the email below to all Okta employees, and wanted to share it with our customers and partners here. ++ Hi Everyone, In the wake of recent racial injustice and tragic violence, and the conversations they continue to spark throughout the company, Freddy and I want to thank you for your open feedback and clear desire for…

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,…

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