We know that a diverse and inclusive team is integral to our mission to harness data to make healthcare more accurate, efficient, and affordable.
We are committed to:
- Building a team that is a reflection of the patient populations we serve
- Strengthening our underserved communities through volunteering, activism, and increasing accessibility
- Educating ourselves and our community on diversity, equity, and inclusion
What actions are we taking today?
In the coming weeks, we will share more about the current state of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at EnsoData. Additionally, we will share and track the specific initiatives we are focused on right now. In 2021, we’ve been busy working to walk the walk, rather than just talk the talk. So, let’s look at some of our recent activities:
EnsoData hosted two virtual sessions with the PEOPLE scholarship program which connects underrepresented high school seniors to community partners for in-depth exploration of their top choice academic majors and careers. These 75-minute sessions were led by members of the EnsoData team, including: Connor Sheedy, Yoav Nygate, Matt Simpson, Xica Wiltgen, Nick Glattard, Andrew Katz, Chris Fernandez, and Andrea Ramberg, with the focus of sparking interest in the intersection of technology and sleep medicine.
DEI Discussion Groups are an opportunity for the EnsoData team to have meaningful conversations and outline actionable next steps to focus on company inclusivity and personal growth. In August, our team took the Implicit Association Test (IAT) and participated in small group discussions about what was learned and what surprised us.
“Be thoughtful, be mindful, and take your time in situations where bias could be present.” – Andrea Ramberg, RPSGT, EnsoData DEI committee member.
In September, our team explored and discussed health equity in healthcare and in sleep medicine and generated ideas on how we could partner with other organizations to address this within the sleep community we serve.
Habitat for Humanity
During our annual Team Week in September, the EnsoData crew volunteered on two Habitat for Humanity sites in Madison, WI to “offer a hand up” to two families that could benefit from affordable housing. Our team was split into two sites, with folks helping paint on one site and do a little heavier construction on the other. Between the two sites, the day was filled with smiles, great music, and a lot of rewarding happy feelings.
“It was nice to help out a family in the community who may otherwise not have access to affordable housing, and we had a lot of fun while doing it,” noted Nick Orr, EnsoData Senior Sales Executive.