Across the board, Dropboxers love tech conferences. And just because we’ve gone Virtual First at Dropbox doesn’t mean we’ll stop showing up to these events. In fact, we’ve found new and even stronger ways to build community at virtual conferences, particularly those geared toward specific groups.

Most recently, we (virtually) attended the Latinas in Tech Summit. Latinas in Tech is a non-profit organization that aims to connect, support, and empower their 7000 Latina members who work across the technology sector. …


Just like so many of our other processes at Dropbox, the way we approach internships in a Virtual First (VF) world has changed too. But just because this experience looks a little different doesn’t mean that it’s any less fun, or that our interns are any less amazing. Read on for some of their experiences and tips interning from home (hint: all roads lead to sweets!)


Here’s a question that probably hits most working professionals hard: how many meetings do you have that are just about status updates? Almost always, the answer is too many.

Reducing the work about work has been a part of the conversation at Dropbox for a long time — specifically with the amount of meetings we schedule. …


Last fall, we announced that Dropbox would make a major shift to a Virtual First work environment — meaning that all Dropboxers would now be given the freedom to work where, when, and how best suits them. We also developed policies surrounding core collaboration hours and asynchronous coordination that enable work time and flow time to work together, not against each other. All together, these changes have allowed team members across the world to create calendars that help them achieve optimal life work balance. …


Tech companies that are built exclusively by young people from homologous backgrounds may seem commonplace in our industry, but we’re proud to represent many different life experiences and professional journeys at Dropbox. Diversity, equity, and inclusion play a critical role in developing teams whose unique voices help us create products that work for people around the globe. That’s why we’ve developed a handful of programs at Dropbox that are geared toward achieving these goals, the most recent of which is a program we joined called Next Chapter.

Next Chapter is a program founded by Slack that aims to shift perceptions…


At Dropbox, one of our core beliefs is that when our communities win, we win. Several years ago, this idea led to the creation of the Dropbox Foundation, which partners with organizations that support human rights by providing access to equal opportunities, basic freedoms, and fundamental necessities.

One of the organizations we’ve partnered with in 2021 is BeLong To, an incredible group that supports LGBTQ+ youth in Ireland by providing counseling services, connecting them with like-minded peers, and challenging oppressive societal systems and structures. In recognition of Pride Month, our Pridebox team hosted a special fireside chat with Oisín O’Reilly…


While Dropboxers around the world have the individual freedom to take time off for events that have great personal meaning to them, there are a few very important days (outside of already nationally-recognized holidays) that we want to recognize and close our business in honor of. One of these is Juneteenth (or June 19th), recognized in North America as the day that slavery in the United States ended in practice.

This is an especially important day for Black Americans, and though it’s most often celebrated across the southern United States, it has taken on a new degree of prominence in…


As Dropboxers across the world have settled into Virtual First, which means that our primary work experience now takes place at home, the way that a lot of us approach parenting has shifted dramatically as well. Gone are the days of commutes that restricted the amount of time we were able to spend with our kids, or the in-office routines that made it a little more difficult to pick them up from school or take them to a doctor’s appointment. …


We love to give back at Dropbox. Many of our Dropboxers are involved in their communities all year long, utilizing Dropbox-sponsored opportunities and four paid days of volunteer time off (included in our employee benefits) to support causes close to their hearts. And once a quarter, we hold an official Impact Day, our quarterly day of service that encourages Dropboxers around the world to make a difference.

Representing a collaboration effort between Dropbox for Good, our ERGs, and the Dropbox Foundation, Impact Day has one simple goal: do good. This quarter, we focused on celebrating Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage…


As organizations around the world have learned in the last year, creating a new work strategy for a global company is far from easy. It takes months of ideating, planning, and coordination to pull such a massive shift off — but in order for it to be a success, people have to be at the heart of it all.

And that’s exactly where Sharon Choe and Allison Vendt started. As Global Head of Workforce Planning, HR Technology & Operations and Global Head of People Strategy and Analytics, respectively, they were the first Dropboxers who were approached to start exploring the…

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