LaFawn Davis is Group Vice President of Environmental, Social & Governance at Indeed. She leads Indeed’s strategic efforts to remove bias and eliminate barriers to entry by focusing on inclusive features and accessibility in products to help all people get jobs and create a diverse and inclusive work environment for Indeed’s employees. Having spent more than 15 years serving in D&I leadership roles at innovative global technology companies such as Google, Yahoo, PayPal and Twilio, LaFawn has cultivated her passion for diversity through strategy and data insights, and deepening relationships and strengthening communication channels within underrepresented communities in the technology industry. She is a frequent speaker and advisor at events and conferences worldwide and most recently named one of Fast Company’s Queer50 – a ranking of the most influential and innovative queer women and non-binary people transforming the world of business, tech, and beyond.
‘Preferred requirements’ or ‘nice to haves’ doesn’t mean that you have to have that skill set to apply for the role. You should go for it if you have most of those things because, I guarantee you, the skills that you have will work out well in that role. If you’re ready to get into something new, if you’re open to stretching yourself, you can learn those other three to four things that maybe you don’t have right now.8 March 2021