Diversity — What makes us different makes us better
At Fullscript, our differences fuel us.
We value the experiences, perspectives, and ideas of our whole team, and are dedicated to becoming a better reflection of our world.
In the world of wellness, change starts from within
There’s always room to grow. Every step forward in our organization is another step forward in the world beyond it.
As a company that values community, we’ve doubled down on our commitment to wellness for all with a pledge to openness, accountability, and an evolving understanding.
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Council was established to positively impact our communities, help all teammates feel like they belong, and break down systemic barriers to employment and personal development.
Through advocacy, funding, and education, the DEIB Council empowers our team to be heard, learn, and grow with the ultimate goal of enacting real social change.
Some of the DEIB council’s proud members
Zu Vuong IMAT
Hala Al-Hafez Sales
Jasmine Hambright Talent & Culture
Gillian Magnusson Marketing
Bojana Nedic Talent & Culture
Anne Tighe Talent & Culture
Ryan Yuke Marketing
Powerful stories from the Fullscript team
Get a fresh perspective by learning about the lived experiences of some of our teammates.
Explore our milestones (so far)
- Diversity Debunked speaking event on Feminism
- Personal pronouns in Slack profiles rolled out company-wide
- Unconscious Bias for Teams training delivered company-wide
- Sponsored and participated in PrideHacks — an annual Hackathon hosted by Queertech
- Lean In Fullscript Presents: Growth Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs — A fireside chat with Clare Beckton
- Flexible religious holiday time rolled out to all employees
- Personal pronouns in email signatures rolled out company-wide
- Unconscious Bias for Hiring training delivered to Talent Team and Hiring Managers
- Diversity Debunked speaking event on privilege
- Donated to Cooking for A Cause at the Parkdale Food Centre in Ottawa
- Lean In Fullscript Presents: Exploring Bias - An interactive discussion
Let’s make more progress together
We're always looking for new ideas, perspectives, and talent.
Talent & Culture Coordinator, DEIB Co-chair
As part of the LGBTQ+ community, DEIB is important to me. It’s difficult growing up not being represented in media, or feeling uncomfortable being yourself at home, school, or in the workplace.
I’ve worked in a job where none of this was discussed. As the minority, I felt stifled, hushed, and unable to be me. When I came to Fullscript I decided I was not going to let that be my story and Fullscript welcomed that.
"Being the 'voice of the company' might have not been a huge deal for some, but as the once closeted, lonely gay kid, it was big."
As Workplace Experience Coordinator, I really threw those closet doors off. I was a visible member of the LGBTQ+ community, speaking every Friday at Town Hall, representing our company. Fullscript had given me a speaking platform without any restraints on my true self.
Within the first year of working here, coworkers came to me for advice on LGBTQ+ topics and terminology. My role at Town Hall helped create an inclusive culture where individuals weren't afraid to ask respectful questions about the things they didn’t understand.
I feel pride when I show my true colors. My younger cousins, family friends, and relatives see how I live with my vibrant group of friends. We are all unique in our own way and I’m happy to inspire them to live their life comfortably as who they were meant to be.
Senior Implementation Specialist, DEIB Lead
At eighteen, my parents sent me from Saudi Arabia across the world to seek a “western” education. My father told me, “Hala, the west has many good things, but remember your country and culture have good things too. Combine the goodness of both and you’ll find the best version of yourself.” This captures how I feel about diversity.
"My struggle of combining an ‘east’ Arabic, Muslim identity with a ‘west’ Canadian, liberal identity is why DEIB is important to me."
Back then, I never truly understood what my father meant. It took me many years in Canada to find the balance of staying true to my past while being open to my future. I think that’s where the beauty of diversity lies — taking the good things from different sides of the world and becoming better for it.
I joined Fullscript in 2014, fresh out of university. At that time, I was an international student, on a post-graduate work visa. I had three years to find a job and work there for at least two before applying for my residency. Without a job, I would have been sent back to Saudi Arabia to live a totally different life. Low and behold, I worked hard and lucked out with Fullscript. They weren't "diverse" at the time, but they were welcoming! I know that that's not the case for many people like me.
I think for anyone who has been at Fullscript for a while, the question isn't so much why you joined but why you stayed. I’ve stayed because I have always felt important, valued, heard, and welcomed. And, as someone with my background, it’s all I could ever ask for.
Growing up with a single mother and three siblings meant a lot of moving around and changing schools with hardly any money to put food on the table. I don’t want my kids to feel the same judgment I faced or place that same judgment on others. I want them to always dive deeper into understanding who people are, not where they came from or what they look like.
"With five little ones at home, I think prioritizing diversity and inclusion is extremely important to raise awesome human beings."
I think it’s extremely valuable and important in any organization to have diversity in thought, this is where awesome teams come from. I joined Fullscript a number of years ago after a long stint in a hyper-growth company and was looking for my next challenge. I was blown away by its mission. I spent 10 years working at The Ottawa Hospital seeing the flip side of what Fullscript is trying to change.
As VP, it’s rooted in my professional beliefs that a table of different perspectives allows your team to build and evolve way quicker with much better results. The other big piece is comfortability and security. If you want people to thrive you need to create an environment where people feel comfortable being who they are. I’m proud to help make that happen.
Diversity and inclusion are important to me because being a first-generation immigrant is such a strong part of my identity. I identify as both American and Guatemalan. I hold both cultures close to my heart and incorporate both in my daily life.
"Being around diverse people lets me educate myself on other cultures and experiences and feel comfortable sharing mine as an immigrant."
I joined Fullscript two years ago as a Customer Success Agent. There were great growth opportunities at Fullscript and they placed an emphasis on getting to know me as an individual during the interview process. Since then, my role has evolved to an entirely different team as an Enterprise Account Manager.
In my experience, our emphasis on growth and diverse perspectives has been a real strength for our organization. I work best in an environment that welcomes and accepts me as who I really am. Knowing that the skills from my background (like speaking a second language) are celebrated instead of frowned upon is comforting. It feels like a real community working in an environment where other colleagues may have similar lived experiences.
Copywriter, DEIB Lead
I’m not going to pretend that diversity has always been important to me. I’m not going to pretend as though I’ve ever felt discriminated against. In fact, as part of one of society’s most privileged groups, I think I’ve already done my fair share of pretending.
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging were a non-issue to me before I joined Fullscript. I grew up in a privileged neighborhood in a sheltered suburb, never exposed to cultures other than my own. My privilege acted as a veil to the hardships of others. It blinded me. If you can lift that veil, you have the power to stop a vicious cycle.
"I think the biggest obstacle to adopting a diverse mindset is discovering the subtle, oppressive beliefs rooted in our subconscious, and therefore, our systems."
Working at Fullscript, I’ve met people from all walks of life. Meeting them was one thing, but listening to them discuss their lived experiences was what really opened my eyes. Hearing my coworkers speak about the trials they’ve overcome and continue to overcome due to their skin color, sexuality, socioeconomic status, and more has been inspiring and enlightening.
Their stories have shown me that I have had an unfair advantage in many ways. For that I’m grateful. But what’s even more gratifying is learning how much power I — and all of us — have in shaping a more just and inclusive society.