It requires more than trainers and facilitators to advance diversity and inclusion. Systemic biases are real and powerful. To truly transform a culture, we need to counter biases that exist in people, processes and system.
We are a team of business, diversity, HR and tech professionals, dedicated to disrupting bias and building inclusive organizations. We believe in practical solutions that transform organizational cultures.
Wyle Baoween, Chief Executive Officer
Shona Reid, Director of Marketing and Operations
Gayan Pathirana, Director of Technology
Alden Habacon, Director of D&I Solutions
Adine Mees, Senior Advisor
When Wyle Baoween, HRx CEO, welcomed a daughter to the world, family and friends warned him not to give her an 'unfamiliar' name. They said it would make it harder for her to access opportunities later in life.
It's an experience Wyle, originally from Yemen, is familiar with. As an Engineer, having graduated top of his MBA class at the University of Victoria, Wyle was keen to find a meaningful job. But like many new immigrants with 'unfamiliar' names and educational histories, Wyle made hundreds of applications before he was offered an interview.
When he landed a role project managing HR system implementations, Wyle saw things from the other side - the systemic biases built into HR practices, and the pressure managers face, increasing their need to rely on biased 'experience' to make hiring, evaluation and promotional decisions.
Determined to make a difference, Wyle founded HRx with the goal of removing barriers for talent and providing organizations with practical tools to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.