Our Mission

 

For most companies, a clear path to 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?
 

 

 
 

 

The Collective

    JAY BENDETT CO-FOUNDER & CEO  Pronouns: They/Them   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 Jay’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. While in graduate school, Jay interviewed dozens of organizations and institutions, gaining deep insight into the ways in which transgender and nonbinary individuals are treated, valued and prioritized in their workplace and school communities.   

Jay Bendett | Co-Founder & CEO

Pronouns: they/them

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   Pronouns: He/Him   Max  is a Gender Inclusion Strategist and Co-Founder at Argo Collective. As a transgender inclusion facilitator, Max 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 IDEO. 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. As a Trans-identified gamer, Max has first-hand experiences being perceived as female in tech communities for many years prior to transitioning, and currently experiences these same communities from a masculine point of view. This dual awareness offers Max the unique ability to empathize with a wide range of perspectives in the tech industry.

Max Masure | Co-Founder & coo 

Pronouns: he/they

Max Masure 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.

 
 
    GEarah Goldstein LGBTQ Sensitivity Trainer   Pronouns: She/Her   Gearah  is a nationally recognized LGBTQ subject matter expert. She works tirelessly to focus on and eliminate fear surrounding topics of gender, love, and acceptance. She speaks publicly with tenderness and encourages a positive environment that opens hearts and minds.  Gearah's primary focus includes helping further the implementation of 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.

GEarah Goldstein

Pronouns: she/her

Gearah's primary focus includes helping further the implementation of 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 minerva Curriculum Design  Pronouns: She/Her   Summer  Minerva is an educator and performance artist with gender and multiculturalism as focal themes of her work. Summer holds a BA in International Studies and Journalism from the University of Miami and a Masters of Science in Education from the City College of NY. She worked for 5 years as an elementary school special education teacher at Central Park East 1, the Earth School, as well as PS36. Summer currently works to incorporate sociological research and personal storytelling to engage participants in workshops she facilitates.

Summer minerva

Pronouns: she/her

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. 

 
 
 

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