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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our mission is to provide advanced cloud solutions that are accessible and equitable for all, while actively promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

At the heart of our mission is a dedication to promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in everything we do. We believe that data solutions have the potential to create real-world impact, and it is our responsibility to ensure that the benefits of our work are accessible to all. 

Part of this mission is to develop innovative data solutions that promote equity and inclusion, and to provide these solutions to underrepresented and marginalized communities. We recognize that many individuals and communities face unique challenges and barriers that prevent them from accessing and utilizing data.

We are committed to addressing these challenges through our work and making our solutions accessible to everyone. 

We believe that DEI is not a project to complete, a box to check, or point of arrival. It's a continual, ongoing work towards progress.

DEI Commitments We’re Making:

COBID Certification

As a minority-owned business, Skypoint has been certified by the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) by the state of Oregon. (MBE & ESB).

DEI Steering Committee

We have established an internal group of members to steer Skypoint along its DEI journey, establishing milestones to further mature our DEI efforts.

Internal Diversity Survey

We delivered our first internal survey to employees in April of 2023 enabling them to opt-in to providing demographics such as age, gender, race, and orientation to establish a baseline for future improvement.

Mission Refinement

We will continue to hone our DEI mission statement to include a vision statement and incorporate goals to further mature our DEI efforts.

Community Service Events

Setup company-sponsored opportunities to support a local charity or non-profit organizations.

Highlight Volunteerism

Showcase the organizations we serve in the community, like the Oregon Alzheimer’s Association Walk to end Alzheimer’s.

Local Vendor Network

We will continue to highlight our work with locally vendors and non-profit organizations like the Maurice Lucas Foundation for youth.

Ongoing DEI Education

Incorporate trainings within our internal LMS to educate employees on such topics as Implicit bias, accessibility, micro-agressions, and historical awareness.

Organizations We Love & Support:

Local non-profit organizations we support through employee volunteerism, event sponsorships and other advocacy.

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Certifications We Maintain:

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) 2023

Skypoint is an official Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) as certified by the state of Oregon by meeting the following requirements:

Certified US Federal Contractor (USFCR)

USFCR provides a better path to success in the federal sector. USFCR is the largest and most trusted System for Award Management (SAM) registration and renewal services company.

USFCR has completed over 100,000 compliant SAM registrations for businesses and nonprofits during our 10 years in business. We also provide set-aside registrations and certifications, including women-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, 8(a) Business Development Program, and other federal contracting services, training, and technology.

Our DEI Work in Progress:

Teaching Data Literacy in the Community:

We collaborate with local organizations and volunteers to provide resources, education, and support to underrepresented and marginalized communities. Our aim is to address unique challenges and barriers that prevent these communities from accessing and utilizing cloud solutions.

We listen to and learn from the communities we serve to ensure our efforts align with their needs and priorities. 

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Fostering Workplace Inclusion:

We strive to foster an inclusive and welcoming workplace where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are valued and respected. 

We recognize that diversity drives innovation and leads to better solutions. 

We believe that creating a culture of inclusion is essential to providing our clients with the most innovative and effective cloud solutions. 

Promoting Accessibility Standards:

We understand that technology has the power to transform lives and societies. We are committed to making our cloud solutions accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or circumstance. 

We actively work to provide resources, education, and support to ensure that our solutions are accessible to underrepresented and marginalized communities.  

To establish an inclusive knowledge network in a data company, it’s crucial to ensure that the information and resources are designed and presented in a way that is accessible and usable for individuals with diverse backgrounds and skill levels.

Power BI Accessibility Configurations

Active Community Hosting & Career Mentoring:

Skypoint Cloud is a community-driven organization that understands the importance of supporting and nurturing the next generation of tech talent. We’re active hosts of both the Power BI and Power Platform User Groups for the Portland area-with a national audience.

These groups provide an opportunity for tech enthusiasts to come together, share knowledge, network and collaborate on innovative ideas.

In addition to hosting community groups, Skypoint Cloud also offers mentorship and career advice to budding professionals in the tech industry. We believe that mentorship is a critical component of career growth and success.

Open Positions at Skypoint Cloud

Are you a data wizard at heart? If you thrive in an innovative work environment, join our team so we can make magic happen.