Aubrey Blanche

Aubrey is the Global Head of Diversity & Belonging at Atlassian. There, she works with teams across the business to provide greater opportunities for everyone to join Atlassian and do the best work of their lives there. 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 a new 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. In all areas of her work, she seeks to design effective interventions, programs, and talent practices that create equal opportunities for all Atlassians, and for the global tech industry. She 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.



Girl Geek X Atlassian Talk & Panel Discussion

Aubrey Blanche, Atlassian Global Head of Diversity & Belonging, talks "Thank u, next: How "diversity" gets in the way of gender equity" and moderates a panel discussion with Lori Kaplan (Head of Design, Cloud Migrations), Ashley Faus (Senior Manager, Integrated Media), Dominique Ward (Design Operations Lead) and Ritika Nanda (Mobile Developer). This Girl Geek X Atlassian Dinner was recorded on April 18, 2019 at Atlassian HQ in San Francisco, CA.