Women @ Okta

Okta Joins Techwomen—Mentoring Across Cultures

For the first time, Okta has joined the TechWomen program earlier this fall. The program brings young women professionals from Middle East, Africa and Central Asia to the US for 5 weeks of a professional mentorship, allowing for both a professional and cultural exchange. It's a new way to give women professionals from different global locations…

A Vision for the Future: Women @ Okta Take on Grace Hopper Celebration

The question I’m asked most frequently is, “What is it like to be a women in tech?” When they find out I work in engineering they are even more curious. “Is that challenging for you?” “Is there gender bias?” “Do you find it tiring to be surrounded by men all day?” I always want to answer that I don’t see a difference. That my teammates and…

Women on Board: Okta + Athena Alliance Discuss the Importance of Diversity in the Modern Boardroom

Women hold 22% of the board seats at S&P 500 companies, but only 11% of board seats in companies with less than $1B in market cap. Last week, we co-hosted an event with the Athena Alliance exploring how we increase those numbers. We discussed the changing roles and focus of the modern boardroom — and the work we can do together to bring more…

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…

International Women's Day 2018: Lots to Celebrate, But Still Much to Do

For many women — myself included — International Women's Day is a day of mixed feelings. It’s a day to celebrate the strides women have made in the past and present, encourage each other to keep fighting the good fight, and inspire future generations of young women and girls. But at the same time, we face the fact that true gender equality is…

Leading Okta’s Innovators: Cindy Wu (Women @ Okta Series)

I love the challenge of finding innovative solutions to complex problems. I was a developer for several years before I joined Okta. At the time, Okta’s product offering was much more limited than it is today but in identity, I saw an opportunity which knew no bounds to a developer. Little did I realize that joining Okta would become such a large…

Growing Our Team + Maintaining Balance: Michelle Delcambre (Women @ Okta Series)

At Okta, we celebrate our employees’ unique backgrounds, accomplishments and all that we’ve learned along the way. In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re sharing a blog series in which we’ll celebrate the women we get to work with every day, and hear about their proudest successes, and honest advice. To kick us off, we sat down with…

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