If diversity and inclusion at work is important to you, you’re not alone. One study found that 47% of Millennials think that it’s important to find a diverse and inclusive workplace, and Generation Z will enter the workforce as the country’s most racially and ethnically diverse generation yet.
So how do you know if a company really walks the walk when it comes to diversity? It takes research (sorry!). The company website and job posting are great places to start. Does the site have a dedicated diversity and inclusion (D&I) section? Does the job post use inclusive language?
But then you’ll need to dig deeper. For example, to learn about a company’s policies around LGBTQ employees, see how it ranks on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Equality Index. Reach out to people in your network who work there and ask whether the company’s employee resource groups create meaningful space for underrepresented communities. Follow their social media channels to see if they’re posting about events and activities that align with inclusion.
And if you’re starting to get research fatigue, don’t quit now. We’ve compiled this list of 20 companies that prioritize diversity and inclusion. Even better? They’re all hiring.
A lot can be done at Booking.com. Users can search and book any kind of accommodation, from over 28 million listings in more than 130,000 destinations. They can find fun things to do while there. And when it comes to getting around—whether that’s to and from the airport, or a set of wheels to explore with—Booking.com has that covered too.
Booking.com is a truly global company, with over 140 nationalities working at its offices around the world. The European tech leader believes diversity is one of its greatest strengths and fosters an inclusive culture to keep everyone collaborating comfortably. Helping maintain this culture is the IDB team, whose inclusion workshops have already been attended by more than 1,000 employees. For Chuck Stephens, Global Head of IDB, it's all about individuals taking ownership of D&I on a daily basis, “Take a step to do something positive. Ask questions, learn from colleagues that have a different background than you, activate new skills and seek to be a leader on inclusivity, no matter what your role is."
More than 30 years ago, E*TRADE—a financial services organization—pioneered the online brokerage industry by executing the first-ever trade placed by an individual investor. Since then, the company has continued to challenge conventions and put customers first. Today, E*TRADE advocates for all investors through its powerful technology and professional guidance.
In the spirit of inclusivity, E*TRADE engages diverse viewpoints to structure their project teams and test ideas. They celebrate, honor, and grow a culture of inclusion through their leaders and actions, as well as through employee resource groups (ERGs) which are represented in offices across the company. At E*TRADE every employee has a voice and leaders grow by listening to and valuing all perspectives.
At Ultimate Software, people truly come first. The company strongly believes in teamwork, and it encourages and trusts its people to reach higher, learn more, and live up to their potential. A leading cloud provider of human capital management solutions, Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, compensation, and time and labor management solutions that allow people to work more effectively. Founded in 1990, Ultimate’s team has grown to over 5,000 people.
Inclusivity is one of Ultimate Software’s core principles. Its Chief People Officer, Vivian Maza, says, “Since day one, we’ve cared for all our people, regardless of their race, religion, or sexual orientation. We’re committed to putting all people first—always.” And the company is working on Culture Casting, an initiative focused on facing the reality of an organization’s culture and assessing where the culture might go in the future. By honestly appraising its current culture, identifying the culture’s “cast of characters,” and communicating a vision of the ideal culture it wants to have in the future, Ultimate Software is casting the mold of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce.
At Palo Alto Networks, employees are winning the battle against cybersecurity threats. The organization drives an innovative vision of prevention different from anywhere else—forcing the industry, and the world, to change the way it thinks about protection. With a culture that embraces authenticity, collaboration, and ground-breaking innovation, the team at Palo Alto Networks is unlike any other in the world as it protects the digital way of life.
Palo Alto Networks is committed to diversity and inclusion, not because it’s popular–but because it’s the right thing to do. The company currently has seven employee network groups dedicated to building an inclusive work environment and to changing an industry with diverse perspectives. Palo Alto Networks threads inclusion and diversity throughout the organization’s workplace and workforce. They're building a more inclusive and equitable environment where all employees can be their authentic selves and do their best work.
With more than 600 retailers across the United States, Subaru of America is one of the most trusted brands in the automobile industry. Equipped with the unique SUBARU BOXER® engine on all models and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive on most, the Subaru product line—renowned for durability, reliability, traction and active safety—represents one of the highest repurchase-loyalty ratings in the U.S. market.
Built on the Subaru company value to “Celebrate the Entire Constellation,” diversity, equity, and inclusion are core to the culture and the Subaru Love Promise. Differences are valued and provide opportunities for team members to learn from each other, share unique perspectives, and grow stronger together. The company has achieved 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) quality index for the third consecutive year as evidence that business practices and decision making throughout the organization are built on a basis of treating others as humans first.
Pulte Mortgage’s company culture is centered around a core value system which includes Do the Right Thing, Work as a Unified Team, and Smile Daily—just to name a few. Since 1972, they've enjoyed building relationships with well over half a million families, helping each of them find the right mortgage for their needs. This also means that they recruit and hire employees who are dedicated to making a difference to be part of their Pulte family. To learn more about our parent company take a look at our PulteGroup page.
At Pulte Mortgage, diversity and inclusion are imperative. Though it starts at the top, Pulte Mortgage values and promotes a collaborative and inclusive approach at every level of the organization. The company's goal is to celebrate each individual’s passion, commitment, and innovation, and they view that as a competitive advantage that allows them to meet and exceed business objectives.
USA TODAY NETWORK stands as one of the top 20 digital companies in the country with a loyal following of readers who value fact-based journalism, commitment to serve local communities, and innovative content delivery. The USA TODAY NETWORK doesn't just understand the different paths people take in life, they celebrate them. They empower communities to connect, act, and thrive. The NETWORK's goal is to be essential to consumers and marketers seeking meaningful connections with their communities. And the NETWORK's diverse voices, backgrounds, and specialties are fundamental to achieving it.
USA TODAY NETWORK takes pride in ensuring that the makeup of its organization reflects the demographics and perspectives of the surrounding communities. People who work at USA TODAY NETWORK appreciate that they have a responsibility to tell stories which represent the scope and diversity of the American people—this commitment to equitable media coverage is deeply ingrained in the culture, across all areas of the company.
Synapse is a product development consultancy fueled by a mission to drive innovation for clients and introduce cutting-edge devices that positively impact consumers' lives. Synapse offers both the expertise and the services necessary to develop products that transform brands and accelerate advances in technology.
At Synapse, the ultimate goal is innovation, and they understand that diversity leads to greater innovation. Leadership—not wanting to slow the process in any way—assigns projects, assists in setting goals, and then stands back to allow individuals to achieve success. Managers are always available as mentors for every kind of support and encouragement along the way.
Since 2012, Affirm has set out to change the notion that banks don’t look out for their customers. By giving people the freedom to pay off purchases on their own terms—without surprise fees—Affirm delivers honest services that are backed by modern technologies, unique lending strategies, and flexible ways to use credit online.
One of Affirm’s core values is “People come first.” For the company, this has often meant investing heavily in diversity and inclusion efforts so that people of all backgrounds and ethnicities have a seat at the table and better represent the customers served.
Audible is the leading creator and provider of premium digital spoken audio content from audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, and magazine and newspaper publishers. Audible offers customers a rich destination for insight and inspiration to enhance their daily lives. Audible employees come from many backgrounds, but they all are inspired by the mission to unleash the power of the spoken word. The company is obsessed with exceeding customer expectations, as well as investing in the wellbeing of its employees. Audible team members feel that they’ve grown both personally and professionally due to the opportunities they’ve been provided by Audible. Through a wide spectrum of affinity groups, community engagement and social impact efforts, Audible employees have multiple avenues to explore their interests and be part of a diverse group of brilliant minds who motivate and inspire each other through the stories they bring to life.
At Lyric, the entire experience is powered by their proprietary technologies, software, and data platform. Owning the full stack of the experience—from the in-house-created pricing algorithm that prices its Suites, to all the design elements—means they have plenty of opportunities. Lyric is looking for real estate associates, product managers, engineers, data scientists, interior designers, lifestyle writers, visual artists, hospitality specialists, marketing executives, recruiters, ops specialists, and more. As much as they care about providing guests with amazing experiences, they also care deeply about providing their team with equally amazing experiences and benefits: competitive salaries, 401(k), equity, unlimited PTO, comprehensive health and wellness benefits, education budgets, fitness and transit stipends, and much more.
At Lyric, they take diversity seriously. That's why they are actively working towards maintaining an inclusive environment via events, learnings, and other D&I programs.
Asana is a leading platform that helps teams organize and manage all of their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Asana has more than 50,000 paying organizations and millions of users across 195 countries. Customers such as AB-InBev, Airbnb, Disney, KLM Air France, NASA, Overstock.com, Uber, Viessmann Group, Vox Media, and Zalando use Asana to manage everything from marketing campaigns to product launches to company goals.
Asana is intentional about their culture, the same way they're intentional about their products. The company makes hiring people who are underrepresented in tech a priority. Asana is run by a lean team of mission-oriented individuals driven by big ideas. Experts in versatile fields, the incredibly high caliber team wholeheartedly embraces the concept of growth behind Asana's aspirational products. Employees view each company challenge as a chance to build purpose together, become better personally and professionally, and change the potential collective output of humanity.
13. Macquarie Group
Macquarie is a global financial services group providing clients with asset management and finance, banking, advisory and risk, and capital solutions across debt, equity, and commodities. With expertise built over decades in sectors that are shaping the global economy, Macquarie earns trust by delivering outcomes that meet the needs of their clients, shareholders, and communities.
In each of Macquarie’s offices around the world, you’ll find a talented mix of individuals with diverse skills and unique perspectives, critical to the wide range of services they deliver across the globe. Macquarie’s culture and work environment encourages staff to build connections, share opinions, and be their true selves at work.
With a history dating back over 135 years, PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world. PVH powers brands that drive fashion forward for good, including the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo, Warner’s, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric True & Co. intimates’ brand. With over 38,000 associates, PVH is deeply invested in providing an inclusive environment where every individual is valued. The core values—passion, integrity, individuality, partnership, and accountability—embody who PVH is as a company, guide company decisions, and inspire PVH team members.
PVH has I&D councils that support their drive to be the employer of choice in the fashion industry by attracting and retaining talented individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives. PVH promotes fair talent practices that are free from bias, help associates learn about the benefits of I&D, and develop diverse future leaders through Business Resource Groups (BRGs). BRGs are voluntary, associate-led affinity groups that aim to foster inclusion and develop future leaders in support of business goals. PVH's current BRGs represent Women, LGBTQ community, African Americans, and Working Parents.
Sunrun is the nation’s leading home solar, battery storage, and energy services company. With a mission to create a planet run by the sun, Sunrun has led the industry since 2007 with its solar-as-a-service model, providing clean energy to households with little to no upfront cost and often at a savings compared to traditional electricity. Sunrun’s Brightbox home battery service manages household solar energy, battery storage, and utility power with smart inverter technology. The company designs, installs, finances, insures, monitors, and maintains the systems, while families receive predictable pricing for 20 years or more.
As a female-led organization in a male-dominated industry, Sunrun takes its obligation to empower and advance women into leadership and technology very seriously. Two internal groups—Sunrun’s Women's Network and Women in Tech—maintain a safe space for peer mentoring and networking for female talent, and the company’s CEO hosts panel discussions for high school girls to educate them on opportunities in the industry.
16. Liberty Mutual
When people feel a sense of security, they're free to relax, venture out, and live their life to the fullest. That’s the feeling Liberty Mutual aims to bring to the world every day. Since 1912, Liberty Mutual has been a global leader in property and casualty insurance, with a passion for protecting and preserving people’s lives and dreams in more than 30 countries—and that absolutely includes its employees. Liberty Mutual's 50,000 person global team is made up of unique thinkers, visionaries, and doers who enjoy working for an evolving company with a deep sense of humanity and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and philanthropy. This means that employees are able to do what they love and go to work knowing that what they do truly matters.
Liberty Mutual's CEO David Long made a commitment to diversity when he signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, joining hundreds of other companies across the country whose mission it is to advance diverse and inclusive workforces. That top-down mentality has trickled throughout the entire organization—because when it comes to building a genuine sense of belonging, everyone has to be all in.
Core Digital Media is an industry leader in direct-response advertising founded in 1999. CDM combines its proprietary Performance Marketing Platform with a state-of-the-art data analytics capability to optimize billions of online display, social, mobile and search marketing impressions acquiring millions of high-quality customers for its clients. CDM is a trusted partner to the largest names in the financial services and education industries.
Employees at Core Digital Media take work and play very seriously—constantly challenging each other to exceed yet finding good humor in everyday moments at the same time. They have a calendar with D&I events and also have a monthly D&I celebration.
Checkr aims to build a fairer future by improving the understanding of the past. The company therefore provides modern and compliant background checks for global enterprises and startups, with a philanthropic focus on assisting individuals with prior criminal histories make a second start through gainful employment. To date, more than 3,000 businesses trust Checkr for their background screenings.
Checkr was founded in reaction to an awareness around the discrimination prevalent in the background check industry. Checkr aims to eliminate bias in background reporting, especially concerning individuals with criminal histories. From product features built to help match candidates with fair chance employment opportunities to Checkr's own nonprofit initiatives led by Bounce Back to Work, this company believes that a person’s past shouldn’t bar them from a bright future.
Coursera is an education-focused technology company that allows learners, companies, and communities to easily acquire the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. It provides millions around the world with access to top quality courses, Specializations, and degrees from 170 of the best universities and leading companies in the world.
Since 2017, Coursera’s Employee Resource Group for Women has hosted monthly Lunch & Learns. This female-based group, which includes many male supporters and participants, presents volunteer-led workshop events where attendees can learn about important issues like negotiation, management, career development, and core value discovery. Coursera’s team members have also created Hola Coursera, a resource group for Latinx employees, and Queersera, one for LGBT employees.
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform that provides creators of events with tools and resources that seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live experiences around the world. Eventbrite’s powerful platform—accessed online or via mobile app—scales from basic registration and ticketing to a fully-featured event management platform. Customers include Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, Pitchfork Music Festival, and Wanderlust, in addition to top venues and promoters such as Brooklyn Bowl and The Troubadour. Launched by Julia Hartz, Kevin Hartz, and Renaud Visage in 2006, Eventbrite now has over 1,000 employees in 14 offices around the world. Learn more www.eventbrite.com.
Diversity is in the details of Eventbrite’s imaginative culture, and Co-Founder and President Julia Hartz wants to add to its colorful pattern. She considers Eventbrite a patchwork quilt threaded together with the ‘make it happen spirit,’ true grit, and the ability to overcome ambiguity and solve challenges. Through collaboration, transparency, and curiosity, Britelings naturally shine—impacting lives through powering incredible live experiences of all kinds.
TopicsFinding a Job , Diversity , Company Roundup , Booking.com , E*TRADE , Palo Alto Networks , Ultimate Software , Subaru of America , Liberty Mutual , Macquarie , Coursera , Audible , Pulte Mortgage , Checkr , Affirm , Sunrun , Eventbrite , Asana , Core Digital Media , PVH , Synapse , USA TODAY NETWORK , Lyric
As a branded content editor at The Muse, Jennifer helps brands tell their stories. Newly based in Kansas City, when she's not out exploring and sampling BBQ, you can find her at home reading and perfecting her pasta sauce.More from this Author