Although Chief Digital Technology Officer Anna Frazzetto only recently joined the team at Tential, she has worked on gender inequality issues for over a decade. “Being a female in tech, I’ve seen these challenges myself,” she notes. “I want to help women and other diverse groups in matters of pay equity wherever I can.”
To continue the conversation about gender inequality in the workplace, Frazzetto hosts a podcast and a webinar series in which women leaders and executives from around the country join in panel discussions. “We need to be talking about it,” she says. “It’s a challenge that we can problem-solve together.” While these discussions focus on having a team of women panelists, she also makes sure other genders or groups are represented. “I want to make sure we’re engaging everyone in the dialogue.”
In addition to her activism in gender inequality, Frazzetto is an ally for immigrants and people with learning disabilities. She believes that everyone has potential and can be successful in corporate America with the right support system. “A common thing I see in hiring is the tendency to hire in your own likeness because that’s your network,” Frazzetto continues. “It’s usually not intentional, but we need to challenge those parameters.”
Frazzetto is passionate about the sourcing and recruiting process. She believes it’s important for companies to question how to go about recruiting. “At Tential, we ask, ‘where else could we be sourcing talent that we haven’t thought of before?’ We look at groups that are often overlooked — say, graduating students or people who are reskilling themselves — and we also educate our clients so we all have a broader recruiting net,” she says.
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