Employee Resource Group

ELEVATE

Yext's ELEVATE Employee Resource Group (ERG) supports and connects Black employees.

Our Mission

ELEVATE serves as a mechanism for Black employees at Yext to provide growth opportunities, build a sense of community, and make positive contributions to the greater Black community through our work as an ERG.
Our Vision

Advocate for Equity

Build a Yext culture that proactively seeks and promotes equity for Black employees.

What We've Been Up To
Black History Month ’20

ELEVATE hosted a series of events to celebrate Black History Month:

  • Screened "Losing Isaiah" and held a post-screening discussion.
  • Celebrated with Black History Month Trivia.
  • Zumba X Afrobeats session.
  • Screened "Do the Right Thing" and held a post-screening discussion.
Virtual Spirit Week ’20

ELEVATE hosted Spirit Week in a Slack channel. Yexters with the most engagement could earn prizes, which were awarded at Happy Hour & Bingo on Friday.

Black History Month ’21

ELEVATE put together a number of events to celebrate Black History Month:

  • Hosted Professor Bill Davis Jr., Author, Founder of The DEI Coach, and Producer and Co-Host of the We Are Meaningful Podcast to discuss double consciousness in the workspace.
  • Celebrated the one-year anniversary of ELEVATE with Bingo Night!
  • Hosted a conversation with Small Black Business Owners about the importance of Black Buck.
Juneteenth '21

Elevate planned a day of events for the Yext community.

  • Juneteenth x Pride Trivia at 6pm-7pm EST
  • Workspace + Juneteenth Showing: a safe space for our Black-identifying employees to gather in celebration, work together, and watch Season 1, Episode 9 of Atlanta, which is the Juneteenth episode.