Aubrey Blanche

Global Head of Diversity & Belonging

Aubrey Blanche is a self-identified Mathpath (Empath + Math Nerd). As the Global Head of Diversity & Belonging at Atlassian, she works with teams across the business to create a culture that welcomes everyone to do the best work of their lives. Her work spans the talent lifecycle from increasing access to technical education for underrepresented minorities through recruiting, retention, and advancement of all Atlassians. She relies heavily on empirical social science in her work, and has developed an industry-leading, team-level paradigm for external diversity reporting. She believes that leading with empathy is the key to driving meaningful, sustainable change and creating highly effective teams.

Blanche is heavily involved in multiple industry groups seeking to define new standards for company transparency, reporting, and investment in diversity & inclusion. She is an advisor to SheStarts, a Sydney-based accelerator focused exclusively on supporting female founders and Joonko.

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