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About the Author
Aubrey Blanche is the global head of diversity and inclusion at Atlassian.
In her role at Atlassian, Aubrey works with teams across the business to enhance access to technical education, recruiting, retention, and career mobility for underrepresented minorities. She relies heavily on empirical social science in her work, and has developed a new team-level paradigm for external diversity reporting. She believes that leading with empathy is the key to driving meaningful, sustainable change and creating highly-effective teams.
In all areas of her work, Aubrey seeks to design effective interventions, programs, and talent practices that create equal opportunities for all Atlassians, and for the global tech industry. She is heavily involved in multiple industry groups seeking to define new standards for company transparency, reporting, and investment in diversity and inclusion. She is an advisor to SheStarts, a Sydney-based accelerator focused exclusively on supporting female founders, BeVisible, and Joonko. In addition, she is a co-founder of Sycamore, a community aiming to fix the VC funding gap for underrepresented founders.