Empower and support diversity and inclusion in technology
GitLab, the single application for the entire DevSecOps lifecycle, has announced a 12-month national partnership with not-for-profit organisation Girls in Tech Australia.
The partnership will see GitLab working closely with Girls in Tech’s Australian chapter’s programs aimed to connect, engage and inspire women across the country. The collaboration includes GitLab’s contribution to key events in Melbourne and Sydney, including training and community-based volunteering to build more inclusive tech workforces.
Anthony McMahon, Regional Director, APAC, GitLab said, “Diversity, inclusion and belonging are fundamental to the success of GitLab. We are guided by our global initiative to include these values in every way and in all that we do. Girls in Tech also shares these values to support the growth of underrepresented groups in tech, and we are excited about our collaboration to create a more diverse industry in Australia.”
“GitLab’s unique all-remote team opens its doors to everyone, regardless of geography. We believe an all-remote workforce helps the business unlock a broader pool of talent and allows our team greater flexibility in their work and personal lives,” Mr. McMahon added.
Jessica Box, Managing Director, Girls in Tech said, “We are thrilled to welcome GitLab as a major national partner this year. We look forward to tapping into GitLab’s depth of tech expertise and uniquely inclusive culture through its all-remote approach, to inspire and support the growth of our community.”
The partnership kicked off with GitLab’s recent participation in GITAU.TV, Girls in Tech Australia’s virtual conference, which attracted over 800 community members. GitLab joined an illustrious panel of experts, role models and mentors to participate in conversations across people, tech, business, data and the future, and shared critical skills and the know-how to navigate the changing landscape.
GitLab supports more than 100,000 organisations globally in their digital transformations via a single application for any DevSecOps action. Earlier this year, GitLab announced its expansion into the Australian market. Currently, GitLab’s all-remote staff work nationally from locations including Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Katherine, Brisbane, and Geelong.
“Building a more diverse and inclusive workplace takes time, effort, intentionality, and persistence. We made diversity, inclusion, and belonging a formal part of our business strategy in 2019, and we are taking action to create a more equitable and representative workplace for underrepresented groups,” said Sid Sijbrandij, co-founder and CEO of GitLab. “We believe we can continue to do more to ensure that the diversity of our workforce better reflects the diversity we see in the world.”
GitLab is a DevOps platform built from the ground up as a single application for all stages of the DevOps lifecycle enabling Product, Development, QA, Security, and Operations teams to work concurrently on the same project. GitLab provides a single data store, one user interface, and one permission model across the DevOps lifecycle. This allows teams to significantly reduce cycle time through more efficient collaboration and enhanced focus.
Built on Open Source, GitLab leverages the community contributions of thousands of developers and millions of users to continuously deliver new DevOps innovations. More than 100,000 organizations from startups to global enterprises, including Ticketmaster, Jaguar Land Rover, NASDAQ, Dish Network, and Comcast trust GitLab to deliver great software faster.
GitLab is the world’s largest all-remote company, with more than 1,300 team members in more than 68 countries and regions.