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Diversity, Equity,
Inclusion, and Belonging
at Embark

At Embark, we’re on a mission to improve the life and longevity of all dogs through science and technology. We’re equally passionate about making Embark a great place for everyone to work and grow.

We know that talking about diversity and inclusion isn’t enough

Radical change requires empathy, action, and accountability.
We’ve committed to inspiring change through:

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Company Representation

We are amplifying underrepresented voices by cultivating a safe space for brave conversations. This means increasing representation at all levels of decision-making.

Belonging and Inclusion

We are dedicated to supporting each other’s growth, serving as allies through action, and embracing each other’s differences.

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Our Community

We know that we have a responsibility — not just to our own employees — but to the wider community.

Our Commitment

Employees at Embark believe in living our values through everything we do. As such, we have pledged to become a more diverse, inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist organization. Using a data-driven approach, rooted in listening, learning, trust, and transparency; we’re building inclusive teams and products, cultivating a sense of belonging, and expanding community engagement and impact.

Accountability

We are committed to implementing a plan to track the diversity of applicants and interview pools and establishing a quarterly internal report to hold ourselves accountable. We will also establish a formal governance plan that includes specific goals and timelines for diversity at the senior and Board-levels of Embark.

In 2021, Embark launched
a DEIB committee

With full executive support and robust company resources, this committee implements DEIB initiatives, plans internal events to celebrate diversity at Embark, and monitors the commitments the company has made.

We launched a new initiative in partnership with The Functional Dog Collaborative to foster greater inclusion and access to genetic testing for dog breeders that are Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC).

As committed allies against racism and inequality, Embark and its employees have donated to organizations near and dear to us and our mission. These organizations include the Trevor Project, the ACLU, #StopAAPIHate, Rosie’s Place, and many more.

Our DEIB committee hosts regular internal events to celebrate employee diversity, honor cultural moments and holidays, and raise awareness about inclusive initiatives.

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We are dedicated to making every aspect of our company and product experience accessible and inclusive to all

This year, we have made a financial investment in community and professional partnerships that support our DEIB values and mission.

  • Embark sponsored BFUTR 2021, the world’s largest virtual gathering of Black professionals in tech.
  • Isabelle Plante, CMO at Embark, spoke at TiECON East about DEI and the future of work.
  • Our DEIB committee is hosting employee volunteer opportunities in partnership with local community organizations.
  • We’re working with DEI leaders dedicated to diversity in hiring and establishing inclusive norms.

We are constantly expanding our community and professional partnerships. More to come!

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