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How Our Core Values Shape Our Identity

Some business’ core values have become very well-known, or even iconic—remember Google’s original code of conduct, “Don’t Be Evil”? It’s pithy and impactful, yet also vague and conceptual. This statement has since been altered to a more democratic, “You can make money without doing evil.” After all, there’s something to be said for having guiding…

A Summer in Tech: A Day in the Life with our 2019 Okterns

As we continue to bask in the warm sunshine, it’s only a matter of time before the summer officially comes to an end. We wanted to wrap up the season by highlighting our amazing group of summer Okterns (Okta interns) before they head back to school. Here’s how the Summer Oktern Class of 2019 launched their careers with Okta: How did you find out…

Pushing Boundaries: Your Story Inspires with Diya Jolly

Diya Jolly, Okta’s new Chief Product Officer, is a lifelong learner who strongly advocates seeking opportunities to grow and challenge one’s self. As she picks up the reins to lead Okta’s cutting-edge product development, she lets us in on her professional beliefs, personal philosophies, and her ability to turn setbacks into successes with grit…

At Okta, Diverse Identities Are What Drive Us Forward

As we look back on June, there’s lots for us to celebrate, not least of which is our talented group of employees and the role they play in helping Okta succeed. June was Immigrant Heritage Month, and one of the differentiators that drive our innovation and success is the cultural richness and diversity that our people bring to the table. This is a…

Introducing... Your Story Inspires, with Corey Rawdon

At Okta, your identity is a big deal. In our new series, Your Story Inspires, we’re sharing the personal and professional journeys of the Okta community, showcasing all our unique experiences, and how each one inspires us. We’ll focus on Oktanauts from all backgrounds, getting their take on navigating personal and professional journeys, and…

5 Ways to Address the Diversity Pipeline Problem in Tech

We all know there is a serious pipeline problem when it comes to diversity in tech. In fact, Black or Latinx employees comprise “just 10% of technical employees in the tech workforce” according to the Kapor Center for Social Impact’s Leaky Tech Pipeline Report. The report outlines six key areas across the pipeline where the larger tech community…

Representation Matters: Introducing Okta's People of Color

Identity matters because we’re all unique. We were raised in different places. We have unique backgrounds. We’ve faced specific challenges. And we've learned a lot along the way. At Okta we believe those experiences equip us to look at the world with our own perspective. But it’s no secret that tech is lacking in diversity. Whether you look around…

Word to Your Mother (and Father!)

Okta is committed to working women and men at all stages of their careers, especially during the life-changing event of having kids. This year, the Women @ Okta employee resource group is celebrating Mother’s Day by highlighting a few of the special families that make up our Okta community—and also rolling out a new program for parents returning…

Learning is Fun (Seriously): A Day in the Life with Jim Mollé

We all know being educated on the software you use is critical to success, but you’re probably not jumping out of your seat to get signed up for a five-day, online training. But before you roll your eyes, you’ll want to get to know our brilliant and always-entertaining Okta instructors, and Jim Mollé, senior technical instructor, is no exception…

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