Women in Tech Leaders at Relativity

Pushing DEI Boundaries

Relativity makes software to help users organize data, discover the truth and act on it. Its SaaS product, RelativityOne, manages large volumes of data and quickly identifies key issues during litigation and internal investigations. The AI-powered communication surveillance product, Relativity Trace, proactively detects regulatory misconduct like insider trading, collusion and other non-compliant behavior.

Relativity has more than 300,000 users in 49 countries serving thousands of organizations globally primarily in legal, financial services and government sectors, including the U.S. Department of Justice and 198 of the Am Law 200. Relativity has been named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for 10 consecutive years.

We believe when inclusion, diversity and belonging (IDB) come together, our team around the world can do amazing things and build a brighter future. We are committed to embedding IDB across all facets of our culture to foster better and more representative collaboration, decision-making, innovation and ultimately greater success for Relativity and our customers. Learn more about ID&B at Relativity here

Andrea Beckman — Senior Director, Product Management

Andrea Beckman is a senior director of product management at Relativity, where she leads the product teams developing the platform’s document review, artificial intelligence, and case strategy applications. She has more than 20 years of experience creating strategies, managing teams and roadmaps in complex global B2B environments.

Why this is a great time to be a part of Relativity’s growth

I have been a part of Relativity for over 10 years and throughout this time Relativity has continued to grow in the scope and sophistication of our products as well as our customer base. Because of that, many opportunities arise for employees. Right now, we’re tackling new and exciting challenges in AI, transforming our DevOps culture and continuing to deliver it all through a simply powerful user experience.

Why does diversity and inclusion matter in innovation?

Diversity and inclusion matter because having differing viewpoints all contributing to innovation brings more new ideas to the table for exploration and better overall results. Having diverse teams ensures we are bringing as many viewpoints as possible to the table, and inclusivity is to ensure that every person at that table feels comfortable to voice and share their opinions. Diversity can come in many forms from gender, race, background and experience level and many more. For example, we recently had a very collaborative effort across many of our application teams brainstorming new AI related workflows. We had a mix of people new to these capabilities as well as seasoned veterans and the overall result was a great medley of new ideas created that wouldn’t have been possible without such a diverse group of thought coming together to tackle our customers’ challenges.

Desiree Mayer — Senior Director, Product Management

Desiree Mayer is a senior director of product management at Relativity, where she oversees Relativity’s developer platform including administrator and extensibility solutions. She leads a global team of product managers responsible for executing Relativity’s cloud strategy. She has over 20 years of experience managing large, complex enterprise solutions spanning Fintech and Legaltech. Prior to Relativity, Desiree was a general manager with a Fintech firm in Chicago where she managed a global product P&L for a Commodities and Energy business.

Why this is a great time to be a part of Relativity’s growth

It’s been exciting to experience Relativity’s hypergrowth for the two years I have been with the company. Its transformation across technology, people and process have yielded tremendous business results and continue to open vast opportunities for its employees to thrive and flex their talents. With Relativity’s solid mission and long-term vision this growth is just the beginning as there is a lot more the team wants to accomplish. As such, it is an amazing time to be part of a fast-paced environment where you get to work on solving complex problems every day and ultimately makes the world a more just place.

Why does diversity and inclusion matter in innovation?

Diversity and inclusion matter because it ensures you have a holistic and complete view of the world and as a result will yield better outcomes and foster deeper trust among team members. With a diverse and inclusive environment, everyone can bring their best and whole self to work without worrying about being judged and as a result drive better engagement ensuring the workplace fosters an environment where the best innovative ideas are brought to the forefront.

Rashmi Venkatesh Babu — Senior Program Manager

Rashmi is a senior program manager at Relativity, where she manages AI program for the company. She has more than 18 years of experience working in the engineering organization. Prior to becoming a program manager, she was heading Quality assurance for the Analytics vertical at Relativity, overseeing all the QA team’s activities. She is technically oriented as well.

Why this is a great time to be a part of Relativity’s growth

I have been part of Relativity for almost 8 years and during this time, Relativity has grown tremendously. Because of that, there have been so many opportunities for the employees to grow, work with smart people and enrich their career. Personally speaking, I am constantly learning new things, taking more responsibilities, been more confident than ever and working on challenging assignments which has helped my career growth. It’s an exciting time to be part of Relativity as we are transforming our AI technology, transforming DevOps culture along with many others to solve complex problems.

Why does diversity and inclusion matter in innovation?

Diversity drives innovation. Diverse and inclusive teams create more unlikely ideas, which enhances creativity leading to better decision making and problem solving ultimately achieving business goals efficiently. Diversity can be inherent (traits you are born with) and/or acquired (your experience, background, etc.). Having a strong representation of both types of diversity is considered two-dimensional (2D) diversity. Companies practicing 2D diversity out-innovate and out-perform others.

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