NewCo Boulder: Why You Don’t Want to Hire for “Culture Fits”

Lessons in Diversity

At Quick Left,  women compose 50% of our company, 50% of our leadership team, and 33% of our engineering team. This is almost unheard of in the tech industry. It wasn’t an easy road, and we had to evaluate our own internal processes to make sure we were getting the best person for the job through our rigorous hiring process.

Join us at Quick Left on November 19th at 2:30pm for a discussion about how we created an all-inclusive environment and evaluated our internal processes to allow for better diversity across all spectrums. We’ll also be joined by leading diversity experts Gerry Valentine and LGBTQ Meetup Co-organizer and NCWIT board member Sarah E. Brown who will share steps you can take to identify bias, share data supporting the diversity argument, and tips you can take to create a better company in the process.   


For the second year in a row, Quick Left will be partnering with #NewCoBoulder for this epic event!  Join us along with 40+ founders and high level executives as we open our offices so you’ll have the opportunity to learn from the community’s leading entrepreneurs.  

You’ll meet the most influential founders and executives in the Boulder community and get a peek at some of their new product development and latest innovations.  This is your chance to pull back the curtain on some seriously cutting edge work environments too!  

Quick Left NewCo Boulder 2015


Meet the Experts:


Sarah E. Brown currently serves as Senior Manager of Growth Marketing at ServiceRocket, a rapidly growing company that helps fast-growing software companies scale by providing their enterprise customers with training, support, implementation and tools. She is Founder and Co-President of Flatirons LGBTQ Tech Meetup, a diversity in tech advocacy group based in Boulder, CO. She currently sits on the National Center For Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Affinity Group Alliance (AGA) representing her meetup group.


Gerry Valentine is founder of Vision Executive Coaching. He works with socially responsible leaders to build companies that can change the world—focusing on business strategy, innovation and leadership. Gerry has 30 years of leadership experience, an MBA from NYU and a BS from Cornell University. Connect with Gerry on LinkedIn or Twitter.


Rachel Scott is the VP of MarComm at Quick Left.  She co-founded the Colorado Women’s Cycling Project, co-organizes MTN Tech Marketing Meetup Group, Wednesday Morning Velo and Boulder Startup Week, is a current board member for the Downtown Boulder Initiative, women’s committee member for the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (and former BoD member), and current advisory board member to the Denver Nordic Association, Opera Denver, and Inside the Orchestra.


Chris McAvoy is theVP of Engineering at Quick Left. He has a long history of creating great engineering teams and promoting open source technologies and practices. Chris was the VP of Technology at Threadless, the Director of Technology at the Mozilla Foundation, the Director of Technology at the Badge Alliance, and CTO of Earshot Inc, a Chicago based social media startup. Chris created the Chicago Python Users Group, brought the Awesome Foundation to Chicago and is a Techstars mentor. Chris lives in Boulder with his wife, son and three cats.

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