Work Where it Matters: Promoting Accessibility and Purpose at Ivanti
At Ivanti, we talk about living our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) statement. It’s not enough to write it down or have the intentions of doing our part. Authentic CSR is how you show up every day.
Gianna Biocca Mackenzie is the Lead UX Designer for the Supply Chain Business Unit at Ivanti. A self-described “accessibility nerd,” she strives to make technology more accessible for everyone. As a person with dyslexia, Gianna was afforded accessibility support in college that made a positive impact on her education. This experience sparked a desire to make a difference for those who are “differently abled.” Gianna became a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals.
Now, she leads CurbCuts sessions, the Ivanti UX accessibility club. During a CurbCuts meeting, the team evaluated Ivanti’s website and identified an accessibility gap that precluded users from leveraging keyboard navigation. Gianna brought this issue to the attention of HR and met with Ron Fish, a Global Recruiting Leader at Ivanti, to review site accessibility and the diminished user experience for those with disabilities.
Ron contacted Ivanti's web team, who took immediate action by building a two-stage plan to enhance website accessibility. Within a few weeks, the web team unlocked accessibility functionality on Ivanti’s website, dramatically enhancing keyboard navigation.
Gianna was impressed by the internal partnership and embodiment of our core value of ‘Locking Arms’. “I am so wildly proud to work at Ivanti with such talented, kind and hardworking people,” says Gianna.
We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished so far. With the passion and expertise of people like Gianna, Ron and the web team, we know we’re headed in the right direction. We also know there’s more work ahead.
We’re excited to highlight how many areas of opportunity we’ve identified, not only accessibility, through our CSR strengths. We have clear goals identified in the areas of environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. We believe a CSR statement should always be a work in progress, evolving as we evolve.
Our latest iteration reinforces our commitment to elevate and secure the Everywhere Workplace, allowing people and organisations to thrive. It highlights our mission and values, including our core principles of Locking Arms, Fighting the Good Fight, Champion for our Customers and Outcomes Matter Most.
It's crystal clear on our equitable hiring practices and our anti-slavery and human trafficking policies. It enhances our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. It discusses our Volunteer Time-Off program and our dedication to creating a more sustainable future. It reinforces that prioritising employee health means not only assiduously adhering to physical health and safety standards, but also delivering practical support to enhance mental health and wellbeing.
We’re locking arms and taking action together. And we’re inspired by the passion and purpose exhibited by our people every day.
Employees can expect to be updated on CSR status directly from our CEO in all hands meetings. And if you want to be part of this journey, join us today. You’re welcome here.