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As a software company in the book industry, Above the Treeline is uniquely positioned at the intersection of books and technology. Both of these industries have historically lacked diversity.

The mission of Ascend is to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in publishing and technology industries. We do this through investing in organizations that are already doing this work well, providing access through internships and scholarships, and amplifying under-supported voices. 

Above the Treeline has made a
financial commitment to invest in
programs that promote diversity
as well as allowing employees to
use paid work time for relevant
volunteer work.

Above the Treeline's internship
program creates opportunities
for underrepresented
communities to gain exposure to
roles in the tech and publishing
industries.

Above the Treeline is
collaborating with publishers,
authors, booksellers, libraries,
and other organizations to
amplify underrepresented voices
in publishing.

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Why "Ascend?"

Representation matters! As a software company in the publishing industry, Above the Treeline is uniquely positioned at the intersection of books and technology. Both industries have historically lacked representation and diversity.

 

We recognize the need to dismantle systemic racism and bias against LGBTQIA+ communities. Ascend is our road map to make the change by creating the space for inclusion and equity. We remain steadfast in our commitment now and in the future.

 

Our goal is to shift and balance the playing field as we improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the book and tech industries. We’re doing this by investing, increasing accessibility for opportunities, and amplifying underrepresented voices.

Questions? Ideas? Feedback? We'd love to hear from you.

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