Jay is a nonbinary inclusion strategist and master facilitator who specializes in gender inclusion for workplace communities. Jay founded Argo Collective to transform startups and corporations into supportive environments for trans and nonbinary 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.
Max is a Gender Inclusion Strategist and Co-Founder at Argo Collective. As a transgender masculine gender 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 the tech community 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.