Our story began in early 2016, when after 13 years as a woman in tech, experiencing unconscious, and conscious, bias - Ilit Raz, our CEO, decided to change the way people work.
As a woman who felt alone in the tech world, from the age of 18, she always thought those events are things that only she suffered from. Those feelings of unfairness and exclusion are things she hopes to never experience again, and wish Joonko will save others from experiencing as well.
That's when she founded Joonko.
Joonko is on a mission to push real diversity, inclusion and belonging in companies to the next level and improve the lives of people from underrepresented groups for generations to come. We’re solving D&I challenges using Artificial Intelligence, in real-time, while delivering measurable results that can move the needle for our customers.
We call it #AI4DnI.
That’s what drives us to keep pushing forward, getting Joonko out there, evangelizing it and providing companies with the best solution to solve the root of all diversity, inclusion and equality issues. We'd love it if you joined us as partners in this journey.
Ilit Raz, Founder / CEO
As part of our work to help people achieve diversity and inclusion in their companies, we understood that we need to assist them in more ways than only our technological solution.
So we initiated the #DiversifyForum.
The Diversify Forum's goal is to provide a select group of (future or current) diversity leaders with the opportunity to learn, develop and expand their skills and capabilities, to create real inclusion and push diversity within their companies (“to diversify their skills so they can diversify their companies”).
Junko Tabei (田部井 淳子, pronounced Joo-n-ko. 22 September 1939 – 20 October 2016) was a Japanese mountain-climber who, on May 1975, became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.