Head of People

Eryka Vargas is a queer, gender nonconforming, first generation Latinx People Leader. Eryka uses they/them pronouns. Eryka is highly dedicated to ensuring workspaces have equitable foundational practices and processes. Eryka prioritizes identifying and dismantling inequities, along with reimagining and rebuilding what “HR” can truly mean by centering the human in “human resources”.

As a leader, Eryka is actively and intentionally disrupting the corporate narrative that encourages folx to “be resilient” by focusing on creating equitable work policies, specific programs within our diverse communities, and offering personalized resources that acknowledge and account for a variety of needs and experiences. Eryka intends to build spaces where people can thrive and have the resources they need to do their best work. Doing this requires an assessment of systemic inequities and a critical analysis of how the policies that do exist or don’t exist protect a fraction of the community rather than its entirety.
Eryka operates from a place of understanding that behaviors are not single isolated incidents, they are indications of what systems allow and facilitate. Eryka believes that in order for “Fair Treatment” to be equitable treatment, the first step is to make adjustments so that everyone has the same opportunity to succeed.
As an HR Leader, Eryka is devoted to changing the blueprint of what historically has been called HR. Eryka is committed to creating a “people first” culture, one in which true equitable practices and policies exist. Eryka’s vision is a place where folx are not asked to leave half of who they are at home, where folx are not minimized or overshadowed by the centering of the dominant culture, a place where there is more than representation, there are actions that support our communities, not only during celebratory months, but in daily practice in how we promote, develop, and give people equal opportunities to thrive.

Summits Attended: 2023 Pride

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.