Who We Are
Angela Hood is the Founder/CEO of ThisWay, a VC-backed, artificial intelligence company, built upon her research and development at University of Cambridge in England.
Now operating across the world, ThisWay is the industry leader in providing companies and governments with a suite of integrated solutions that delivers unbiased sourcing and matching, instantly.
Her groundbreaking work in artificial intelligence and de-biasing is often referenced in international research and is featured in a Simon & Schuster book that was released in 2019. Hood is an accomplished keynote speaker and recognized expert on the topics of removing bias in technology and the ROI of diversity in teams.
ThisWay’s acclaimed technology was named Innovation of the Year for the HR tech industry experts and Hood has been named one of the Most Influential Women in Tech, Entrepreneur of the Year, and was recently selected as outstanding entrepreneur and featured by the University of Cambridge, England. In 2020 Angela was nominated for Outstanding Alumni by her undergraduate alma mater, College of Architecture and Dept of Construction Sciences at Texas A&M University.
Our Core Values
Embrace Humanistic Innovation
We embrace innovation and always put our users’ needs first. After all, if you’re going to do something, you better do it right. We strive to keep our customers’ viewpoint as priority number one – from new product concepts to improving our buyers’ journey.
Be humble and be trustworthy. Every relationship begins with trust and an appreciation for a common goal. We’re committed to doing the right thing, and sometimes that means admitting when you’re wrong and not boasting when you’re right.
Think And Be
Our products need to be smart, effective, and useful. We’re not just another job board – we’re a matching engine. That means our goal is to help you find a perfect fit, not just another job or long list of applicants. We don’t measure success by the number of roles we fill, but by the number of lives we help improve.
Work With Transparency
Tell it like it is. Ask for help. Offer help. Deal with the hard things. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and deal with our clients and stakeholders with the utmost transparency. That means acknowledging your mistakes honestly without getting defensive and rectifying them promptly.
Embrace diverse people and thoughts and help our customers do the same. The world would be a boring place without all the colors of the rainbow, and the same goes for work. Different backgrounds and interests breed unique ideas.
Together, and individually, we will rise above adversity and move forward. That means not giving up when the going gets tough, or even when it feels like you have run into a dead end.
Disrupting a $470 billion dollar market is no small task, made even more difficult by the fact that ThisWay’s goal is to help both businesses and candidates and to focus on removing bias and increasing diversity.
Thanks to the efforts of more than 150 engineers and product influencers from HR tech and artificial intelligence industries, ThisWay has developed transformational technology that is proven to deliver qualified candidates from a proprietary, diverse network of 8500+ online communities.
To meet this extraordinary challenge ThisWay needed an elite team of diverse engineers, product experts, and a sales and marketing team that understood what HR leaders and candidates needed most.
So there were no barriers to building the absolute best team, ThisWay is a 100% remote company. Team leadership lives and works on both the East and West coasts of the US and the operational headquarters for the company is anchored in the tech hot bed, Austin, Texas.
Indeed, Walt Disney, Nerd Wallet, Marriott, ADP, Jobiak, Circa, USMC, ARMY, BeringSeaEccotech, Dept. of Defense, and many other leading companies.
ThisWay is proud to be a Certified Women-Owned Business via WBENC.
If you are interested in joining our team, please share your resume and reach out.
ThisWay customers, partners, and fans have always commented on how much they love ThisWay’s dog-friendly culture. If you have been following ThisWay, you know that dogs are always welcome! They are a calming presence, great for morale, and the perfect reason to go on a walk to clear your head during the workday.
In 2021 ThisWay made their presence official by the introduction of the new company mascot, Scottie.
‘Scottie’ represents all the Dogs of ThisWay, including the founder’s three Scottish Terriers that have supported ThisWay over the years, Bandit, Jack, and the new addition to the team, Sully.
We love seeing photos of our customers’ dogs (or other pets) too. Hope you will share them with us on social media.
Photo Collage of Dogs of THISWAY of the Years.