Progressive Software Company Gets Progressive

July 2, 2018

Is it really any surprise that a company that deals in making campaign software for progressive and Democratic candidates would want to hold some of the same values as those that their software goes to support? It might sound obvious to some people that this would be the direction that the company would want to go in. However, not every software company has been so forward thinking in previous years. Sometimes they are just in it for the money and do not care to bother to change their company culture. Not so with NGP VAN.

 

The company has worked on the political campaigns of Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012 as well as both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in 2016. They are definitely on one team when it comes to politics. Still, it is important to note that they also go the extra step by taking part in things such as the “Day Without Women” to fundraise for area companies and organizations that are doing it right in their eyes. In other words, they take the time to make time for taking care of those that they believe have gotten it right.

 

It is incredible that a company like NGP VAN has made special efforts to reach out to female staff as they seek to defy the nature of the business that they operate in to make sure they have a lot of women on staff. They work in an industry that has definitely had a problem with this in the past, but this particular software company is attempting to change that.

 

Now, it is not just women who are being included in programs to raise diversity within the company. They are also looking to the LGBTQ community to find people who might be great to work with. They want to reach out their arms and bring in as many people as possible from as many diverse backgrounds as possible. They believe that by tapping into these communities that have so long been ignored by so many others that they can find some creative spirits within them and move forward to the next chapter in the company’s history. Even better than that, they also believe that they can gain ground on other companies that are still stuck in discriminatory practices.

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