Employee Resource Group

EQUIP

Yext's EQUIP Employee Resource Group (ERG) fosters inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities and chronic conditions.

Our Mission

EQUIP encourages inclusivity, spreads awareness, de-stigmatizes disabilities through both internal and community engagement, and empowers Yexters with the ability and resources to contribute to the greater well-being of our organizational and global growth.
Our Vision

Accessibility to Facilities and Software

Be an internal resource for Yext employees with disabilities by informing them of our resources and providing them with the appropriate HR contact information for requesting and obtaining reasonable accommodations to perform their job to the best of their abilities.

Internal Awareness

Foster an inclusive workplace by training people managers to effectively work with and empower any teammates with a disability.

External Awareness

  • Exemplify Yext as an inclusive organization to those who have disabilities by working with internal team members from Facilities, Staffing, HR, and Marketing.
  • Leverage the power of Yext's platform to put ADA-compliant details on the map.
  • Continually see that Yext Products is working to incorporate accessibility features for potential potentially disabled clients and consumers.
What We've Been Up To
Monthly Lunch & Learn

Equip hosts an informal monthly Lunch & Learn to share updates, meet new members, and learn about accessibility in tech - open to all Yexters!

Recurring Resilience Journal Workshop Hosted by Yo-Yo Lin
  • The Resilience Journal is an analog tracking tool dedicated to visualizing the overlooked, soft data in our lives. The Resilience Journal is designed to illuminate the ill/ disabled experience, make space to honor pain, and hopefully, over time, become a living, personal archive of acts of resilience.
  • Yo-Yo Lin is a Taiwanese-American, interdisciplinary media artist who explores the possibilities of human connection and embodiment in the context of emerging technologies. In the workshop, we identify different data sets and discuss the aspects of each person's nuanced, daily resilience, particularly relating to our experiences with chronic illness and/or disability.