Shefali Emmanuel, Totem (Student Member)


Totem is a customizable diversity tool businesses can integrate into their existing hiring technology. First, we create a Cultural Impact Assessment and then based on those results and where the business is wanting to create diversity, our tool will blind identifiers to make the process less permeable to unconscious bias.

Our goal is to help increase diversity throughtout the hiring process to help businesses increase diversity in their workplace. We invite you, to build your Totem with us. 

Shefali is an track to enter the Computer Science and Data Science field, which is typically male-dominated. During an interview for an internship Shefali had applied for when she was fifteen, the recruiter's first response was: "Wow, I didn't realize you were a girl." This has sparked an inextinguishable passion to find a way to resolve discrimination and prejudice in the work field. She desires to be a part of the efforts to close the gender-wage gap and achieve gender equality globally. By building Totem along with her business-partners it will be a step in the right direction alongside like-minded individuals who are seeking a more just world.

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