Diversity & Inclusion at SmarterQueue:
Celebrating Our SmarterQueer Community
- Mermaids UK - supporting trans, non-binary, and gender-diverse children.
- Stonewall - the largest LGBT rights organisation in Europe.
- MoazaiQ - developing the Romanian LGBTQIA+ community and the promotion of its rights and interests.
- Stemettes - mentoring girls, young women and non-binary young people into Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths careers.
- The Forum - mentoring self-identified women entrepreneurs across Canada.
- Teens in AI - mentoring teens to explore tech and AI through hands-on learning, to create a fair world with equal opportunities for all.
At SmarterQueue, we believe in building a work environment where everyone — regardless of their location, age, background, gender identity or sexual orientation — feels valued, respected, and empowered. We proudly support and celebrate our LGBTQ+ employees, partners, and customers, whom we affectionately refer to as our “SmarterQueer” community. Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) is at the core of who we are and how we operate.
Our DEIB Commitment
Diversity enriches our team, innovation, and the communities we serve. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive. Equity, inclusion, and belonging are not just principles; they are practices that we embed in all aspects of our work life at SmarterQueue.
The term “SmarterQueer” originated during a video call among some of our team members. It is a badge of honor for our LGBTQ+ employees, symbolizing the unique perspectives and contributions they bring to our team. It reflects our playful yet profound dedication to recognizing and celebrating each individual’s identity. It also recognizes all of our LGBTQ+ customers who Work Smarter Not Harder.
The logo not only includes a social media "like" icon, but is especially fitting when worn on a T-shirt, where the rainbow heart lines up with the wearer's heart.
Our Actions & Initiatives
SmarterQueue is a global family, and our fully distributed, remote team spans continents, embracing diverse cultures, perspectives, and identities.
Recognizing the power of locally relevant and personally meaningful support, our queer team members have led the effort to identify and support organizations within their own communities that champion LGBTQ+ rights, provide essential services, and foster acceptance and understanding.
Reflecting our commitment to making a meaningful impact, SmarterQueue has donated time, experience, or profits to these hand-picked organizations. Each donation is a testament to our belief in empowerment, respect, and the importance of supporting causes that resonate personally with our team members. We also give 50% discounts on our subscriptions to LGBTQ non-profit organizations.
Our Invitation to You
Whether you’re a current employee, a prospective team member, a customer, or a partner, we invite you to join us in embracing diversity, advancing equity, and fostering an inclusive community where every “SmarterQueer” can be their authentic self.
Trust us! Our commitment to fostering an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, where sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression are fully embraced, has been key to attracting and retaining exceptional talent. Together, we’re not just smarter; we’re stronger!
We're always open to any comments, and would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us with any questions or feedback.
We have a very limited supply of SmarterQueer T-shirts remaining. If you're interested in one, get in touch, and we'll see if we have any stock left.
On our first company retreat, January 2024
On a team social call