At Lyft, we recognize the power in building meaningful relationships with the communities we serve. It’s not lost on us that African-Americans across the country have faced real barriers in joining the tech community, but it’s conferences like AfroTech, the largest black tech conference in Silicon Valley, that transforms these barriers into limitless potential. That’s why this year we’re proud to join this community as a sponsor.
In their own words: “AfroTech is a conference where the founders and employees of some of the fastest-growing tech startups will present the tactics & strategies they use to grow their products and businesses. Conversations will range from raising venture funding, combining tech and culture, user design workshops and growth hacking.”
Come say hello to our team at the Lyft booth, where our recruiters, black employees, and allies will be talking about what it’s like to work at Lyft and discussing open opportunities.
A pivotal driver and advocate of AfroTech is Lyft’s Employee Resource Group (ERG), UpLyft Forward. This ERG encourages growth and community among Lyft’s black employees by driving the conversation about blacks in tech forward. They’re dedicated to building an inclusive environment that reflects the communities they serve by increasing the ratio of black employees at Lyft and supporting those who are already here. Through outreach and events, Forward educates, empowers, and uplifts communities within and outside of Lyft.
Heading to AfroTech? Get $5 off of your Lyft ride to or from Pier 27! Enter the code "AFROTECH" in the Lyft app under the “Promos” tab or click the button below.