I’m Aubrey Blanche, founder and CEO of The Mathpath (Math Nerd + Empath) where we provide services to build equitable organizations and products.
From fair talent processes and bias-resistant product design to equitable algorithmic design and communications strategy, we help organizations think holistically about evolving to meet the needs of a rapidly-diversifying and globalizing world.
I’m also the Senior Director of Equitable Design at Culture Amp where I lead the teams focused on Culture Amp's employee engagement in philanthropy and climate equity (sustainability).
Before Mathpath and Culture Amp, I designed and executed Atlassian’s first diversity & inclusion strategy, accounting for a globally distributed workforce and hyperscaling challenges. I was also a Diversity Engineer at Palantir Technologies where I designed, piloted, and implemented multiple studies on unconscious bias in hiring and presented results and recommendations for remediation to directors and key decision makers.
In all honesty, I got into this work a little by accident. I was a queer, disabled, Latina woman in tech and just felt like there wasn’t a path for me. I was given the opportunity to have an impact on that, and I feel really lucky that my work allows me to help others.
I’m an advisor to a variety of groups seeking to build a more just world, including Joonko, Seed & Spark, On Ramp, and Pivot Diversity. I form part of the Board of Directors of PAUSE and Circle of Blue and my work has been featured in Wired, the Wall Street Journal, the Australian Financial Review, USA Today, Re/Code, First Round Review, and more.
In my downtime, not that there’s much of it right now, I’m mostly focused on pulling off an international move to Sydney, Australia. I also spend a good amount of time meditating, as it helps with both my anxiety and management of my bipolar disorder.
Ask me anything about designing and delivering effective DEI strategies in globally distributed workforces, dealing with bias in the workplace, creating a culture of belonging, my journey, or anything else!