Who can apply?

What does the Yoast Diversity Fund do for me?

The Yoast Diversity Fund helps you cover the costs. We don’t arrange your travel or accommodations for you. The reimbursed costs per event total may not exceed €1000.

How to apply

If you meet the criteria, you can apply for the diversity fund by sending an email to diversity-fund@yoast.com. Your email should -at least- address the following items:

Because Yoast is part of a US-based company (Newfold Digital), we must comply with US laws, including OFAC requirements. Therefore we will need to do an OFAC check on all the applicants.

We’ll review applications within one working week.

Yoast Diversity Fund FAQ

We’ve collected a bunch of frequently asked questions. Please review them carefully before you apply.

What type of costs are reimbursed?

Our goal is to reimburse those costs that would keep you from speaking at tech conferences. If you, for whatever reason, have costs, such as child-care or specialized transport, for example, we invite you to share those with us and we’ll look at those in a per-case scenario.

Examples of costs we’re happy to reimburse are:
– Travel and transportation, e.g. gas, car rental, taxis or flights.
– Accommodation, hotel, Airbnb, or similar.
– Child-care costs.
– Sign language interpreter.
– Visa costs.

How many times can I apply for the Yoast Diversity Fund?

Our goal is to assist in increasing speaker diversity as much as possible. This means we’ll focus on first-time applications mostly. However, there is no limit to the number of times you can apply.

Is the fund available to all?

Yes. With the exception of Yoast employees, former Yoast employees, and contractors.

When should I apply?

Applicants should apply at least one month before the event.

If you want to find out why we care about diversity, check out this digital story: Diversity, inequality and prejudice: a sociological exploration.