For most companies, a clear path to gender inclusion can be hard to visualize. Argo makes it easy to create long-lasting diversity and inclusion in your workplace. Our unique approach to diversity education offers a scalable foundation through sessions that are tactical, purposeful, and always engaging. All culture is built upon a shared language. We use the existing shared language of design and product thinking to connect teams with familiar strategies so they can master new concepts quickly.
As transgender and nonbinary founders with a decade of experience in tech, we integrate experiential learning into accessible and collaborative programs that unify teams and help innovative companies create concrete and actionable strategies for building an authentic inclusive culture. So, are you in?
Jay Bendett | Co-Founder & CEO
Jay is a nonbinary inclusion strategist and master facilitator who specializes in workplace inclusion for innovative communities. Jay founded Argo Collective to transform startups and corporations into supportive environments for trans, nonbinary and all marginalized identities by developing actionable tools to navigate complex situations. Through their work with Argo Collective, Jay empowers team members to become agents of change in the workplace and the world at large. The artistry behind Argo’s process is the result of years conducting extensive research on Trans inclusion and safety in startups and schools, a Master’s degree in Gender Politics from NYU, and published works in academic journals.
Max Masure | Co-Founder & coo
Max is a transgender inclusion facilitator who draws on his personal experience as well as his extensive background in design thinking. Max develops the blueprints for organizations to use creativity, empathy and collaboration to tackle gender inclusion challenges. For over a decade Max served as an award-winning UX Designer for startups and Fortune 50 companies including Talkspace, Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson. As vice president of the Paris-based organization Girlz in Web, he promoted women in STEM. Max continues the vital work to improve safety for all identities working with D&I teams from innovative companies around the world.
Dixon is an inclusion enthusiast and small group facilitator who brings knowledge of talent sourcing and retainment best practices to Argo Collective and partnering companies. They are passionate about creating spaces of belonging, safety and compassion for all identities.
Emma has served as an advisor for startups and SMBs at the intersection of tech and gender equity. As a consultant for Argo, Emma continues the vital work of innovative problem solving to improve safety for all identities, working with D&I teams and developers alike improving collaboration and strategy.
Gearah's primary focus includes helping further public and private policies that add gender inclusion practices. Gearah is a founder of The GenderCool Project, an awareness campaign that brings to life exceptional stories of transgender young people.
Summer is an educator and performance artist with gender and multiculturalism as focal themes of her work. Summer works to incorporate sociological research and personal storytelling to engage participants in workshops she facilitates.
A word about Pronouns:
Some team members use "They/Them" pronouns. The usage of the singular "they" is now recognized in English Dictionaries as grammatically correct. In fact, we use it more often than most people realize.
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