*This week, the Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging (IDB) technology I’m taking a look at is Kanarys.
4 Questions each time:
1. Can I easily understand this product based on the website and social sites?
2. Is the focus Inclusion, Diversity or Belonging?
3. What caught my eye?
4. What business problem is it trying to solve?
Can I easily understand this product based on the website and social sites?
Is the focus Inclusion, Diversity or Belonging?
What Caught my Eye?
The company’s name is very intentional and is a reference to the expression “canary in the coal mine.” You can read more about it here but the idea is to have a platform that creates more transparency about how inclusive a workplace really is: “Kanarys exists today to help individuals and organizations create more inclusive workplaces by providing clear signals that foster nontoxic cultures and bring the beauty of everyone’s differences into the light.”
What business problem is it trying to solve?
According to Cofounder & CEO Mandy Price, Kanarys is intended to equip employers with the tools they need to reveal areas of both opportunity and strength in order to take intentional and specific action on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. The platform allows employers to directly involve employees (anonymously), inviting them to assess a variety of inclusion indicators. Kanarys collects both structured and open-ended responses from employees that can be analyzed for sentiment. Anyone can set up an individual profile to see and share reviews of employers. The company reviews include data on: Brand Pillars, Employee Benefits, Policies & Initiatives and Employee Perks. The mission is to cultivate an environment of workplace fairness and equity.
Kanarys partnered with Moms in Law, Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Association of Young Lawyers to publish its first industry report about how Dallas law firms are doing when it comes to supporting working parents. It’s fitting the legal industry is the focus of the first research initiative as cofounders Mandy Price and Star Carter are both lawyers and Harvard Law grads.
*Reminder: I am not an analyst and this is not a product review or endorsement. It’s a few quick thoughts about something I think is worth watching in the emerging category of IDB tech.