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Ambitious Women Spotlight Series – Meet Melina Owusu

As a Sales Development Manager for RollWorks, a division of NextRoll, and the Co-President of RollDeep, NextRoll’s ERG focused on Black inclusivity, Melina understands how effective  mentoring and coaching helps her team of six succeed. In fact, “Being a part of a company that genuinely...

Fighting for Equality, Together – Pride 2021 at NextRoll

This year, Pride celebrations continue to look a bit different, given the global climate, but the goal of representation, reflection, and action within the LGBTQI+ community and with allies is as alive and vibrant as ever.  And although Pride evokes the colorful, glitzy celebrations, it’s...

Standing with the LGBTQI+ Community

On the first day of Pride Month, we want to publicly state our support of the LGBTQI+ community and be clear about what we stand for as a company.  Our support of the LGBTQI+ community is part of NextRoll’s larger commitment to diversity, equity, and...

How to Elevate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

Throughout Women’s History Month, I reflected deeply on the progress we’ve made as a global society toward building an inclusive world where people are valued for their diversity.  On one hand, we’ve made tremendous progress on many fronts: Kamala Harris recently became the first woman...

Engaging Employee Resource Groups Virtually During COVID-19

Employee Resource Groups at NextRoll As the world enters a new era of working remotely, the way our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) operate will also evolve. ERGs at NextRoll are voluntary, Roller-led groups that foster a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with NextRoll’s mission, values, and...

RollAsia Celebrates Holi

RollAsia is an Employee Resource Group (ERG) at NextRoll with the mission of promoting inclusivity and heritage awareness among all Asian ethnic groups and allies through networking, professional development and events within and outside of NextRoll. One of the reasons I love being part of...

ChaiRoll Honors Holocaust Remembrance Day

A Survivor Shares His Story This month, George Elbaum, a Holocaust survivor and author of Neither Yesterdays Nor Tomorrows, spoke at NextRoll’s San Francisco office at an event livestreamed to more than 200 employees across the country. The talk was presented by ChaiRoll, NextRoll’s Jewish...

Unrolling our ERGs: RollMigos

Several times in any given month, you’ll see calendars filled with lunch and learns, after-work happy hours, or presentations — all coming from various employees with diverse backgrounds, cultures, and upbringings. Employee Resource Groups, or ERGs, are influential parts of NextRoll’s culture. By bringing together members...

4 Ways to Overcome Recruiting Bias

This article was originally featured as an exclusive for Inc.com. Employee referrals are the lifeblood of Silicon Valley recruiting—but they don’t always produce the diverse workforces that can drive companies to outperform. We recently learned this firsthand when we discovered our own unconscious recruiting bias....

[Interview Series]: The Importance of D&I in Tech

As we all know, diversity and inclusion (D&I) is a hot topic of conversation. It’s a motivating factor behind surveys, data, articles, lawsuits, and actions that make our workforce diverse and inclusive. In the fields of AdTech & STEM especially, initiatives are being built in...

5 Lessons learned from starting a D&I program at AdRoll

Two years ago, a small group of AdRollers got together to launch our Diversity and Inclusion initiative.  Before starting a Diversity and Inclusion initiative, it’s important to ask yourself why you’re doing this. Diversity and Inclusion at every organization is deeply personal and rooted in...