Best Companies to Work for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Best Companies to Work for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

These companies are showing what it takes to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. The companies have either won the DEI award in the Powderkeg Culture Awards or have DEI policies put in place.

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Best Companies to Work for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Top Companies for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

These companies were chosen from the Powderkeg Culture Award Winners for 2020, based on data collected by anonymously surveying employees at these companies.
A.L.A.N
ALAN is a SaaS solution that solves the #1 pain point for a business owner: working leads.
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Blink UX
Inspired design, informed by people.
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Branch
Instantly-bundled home and auto insurance
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Cariloop
Guidance and support in your most stressful caregiving moments
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Counterpart
We build custom software solutions that solve business challenges.
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Edify
Global cloud-based communications platform
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Grifin
Grifin is a mobile app that lets you buy stock where you shop!
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Immertec
Real Time Virtual Surgery Training - Allow surgeons to perform real-time surgical training events streamed live in virtual reality.
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Iris Telehealth
A Better World Through Healthy Minds
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JustProtect
Simply Awesome Assessment Software
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Lev
Full-service Salesforce consultancy
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Megh Computing
Real-Time Streaming Analytics platform with AI+ acceleration
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Onebridge
Onebridge is a team of passionate employee-owners who improve outcomes for the people we serve through data and technology, making them heroes throughout their organization.
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Parker Technology
Customer Experience Solution of Choice for Parking
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Purpose HQ
Data-Driven Solutions for Talent-Related Problems
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Reviewbox
E-commerce review and product data platform
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Skyepack
Custom Digital Course Content and Instructional Design
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The Kennected Network
Marketing software company that automates lead generation, conversations, and relationships
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Trust Relations
Nationwide Virtual Strategic Communications Firm
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Upside Business Travel
Upside is the only digital travel management platform with no booking fees, contracts, or spend requirements.
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Jessica Short
Director, Employee Experience
How do you diversify your recruiting talent pipeline?
We have created partnerships within the Tech Ecosystem with Minority lead non-profits that are actively recruiting diverse talent into tech. By challenging our hiring standards to look at the individual not just the experience on a resume it has allowed us to hire some of the most diverse talent yet! We have also challenged our employees to expand their networks which has resulted in over 16 referrals hired in 6 months!
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Dawn Griffin
Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer
What are you doing to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture?
At TRIMEDX, diversity and inclusion are supported and driven from the top. We have talent development programs supporting our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement in addition to special programming for associates such as Associate Resource Groups, our Uniquely You Day and several resources to help aid having difficult conversations.
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Henry Hummel
CEO
What are you doing to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture?
At TRIMEDX, we support a culture where diversity, equity and inclusion are the foundation. Through actively creating an inclusive workplace, we provide programming like unconscious bias training, Associate Resource Groups and our Associate Value Proposition that focuses on belonging and well-being.
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Dave Hickman
Managing Principal, CLA Talent Solutions
How do you diversify your recruiting talent pipeline?
Recruiting is an internal and external exercise to strategically and intentionally invest resources to engage more people from diverse backgrounds. We looked at everything we were doing and decided we could do more. More engagement and support to professional associations, colleges, high schools, and non profits who have the same beliefs in the importance of DEI. And more effort to create awareness and commitment from our CLA Family to be a leader in creating an inclusive, transparent, collaborative, equitable, and diverse culture at all levels and in all communities. When we look back after a year, 3 years, 5 years from now, we want to feel a great satisfaction and joy that opportunities were created, and our people fully represent the clients and communities that we serve.
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Brian Wolff
President & CEO
What are you doing to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture?
At Parker, our leaders work hard at creating an environment of open and honest dialogue, which we expect to enable and encourage frank conversations about how best to support and improve our culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
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Eric Christopher
CEO
What are you doing to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture?
One of Zylo’s core values is “Grow Stronger Together” and we believe our differences make living up to this value possible. We strive towards a DEI culture with our recruiting strategy, our community programs in partnership with the pledge 1%, and with support of our employee resource groups and educational programs.
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Gabby VanAlstine
Director of Talent & Culture
What are you doing to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture?
Boardable embraces diversity and equal opportunity, and we are relentlessly committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We communicate with empathy and candor so team members feel their voice is heard, appreciated, and respected. We are diligent in our efforts to reduce implicit bias in the hiring and promotion process through training and resources. We recognize and reward team players for their contributions to our mission, customer success, AND our culture. We're proud of our success, and contribute it to our talented, diverse, and caring team.
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Drew Linn
Chief Strategy Officer
What are you doing to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture?
Counterpart's mission is to solve challenges with technology. We create custom software solutions because “one-size-does-NOT-fit-all.” We rely on our diverse team of people to bring different backgrounds and perspectives to raise the bar and create real, tangible impact. Diversity, equity and inclusion are paramount to our culture and success.
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Ben Bowling
Head of People Operations
What are you doing to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture?
Building a vibrant culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity is not only the right thing to do as people, it is the right thing to do for our business. When our team reflects the many communities we serve, we are well-positioned to establish insurance as a force for communal good.
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Mitch Causey
CEO
What are you doing to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture?
Demandwell's core values (Lead with Learning, Achieve with Action, Connect with Commitment) require us to foster a culture of open-mindedness, opinion diversity, and keeping the human element of every interaction in mind. Bringing a wide range of views into our team helps us better realize our Mission: Help others grow.
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Darye Henry
Founder & CEO
How do you diversify your recruiting talent pipeline?
A diverse team demonstrates you care about having the best talent over cultural comfort. We recruit and ask for referrals from many sources, but we also specifically work with Mentors of Color to ensure that we're building and connecting to networks that are beyond our immediate reach.
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Kristen Lampkin
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Manager
What are you doing to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture?
KAR Global fosters a culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and sees value in every individual. We encourage a culture of open dialogue where we listen and learn first, and provide increased resources, outlets for sharing and support for team members of all races, genders, sexual orientation, abilities and religions.
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Sarah Marawi
Director of People
What are you doing to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture?
“People Over All Else” is an Iris value that includes creating a diverse and inclusive culture. We achieve this by requesting candid feedback, continuously improving based on that feedback, and holding round table meetings. We may not always get it right, but we do our best to listen and improve.
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Jenn von Sothen
HR Director
How do you diversify your recruiting talent pipeline?
GadellNet has formed partnerships with several inner city schools to help promote STEM careers within these schools as well as offer internships to their students. We also run all of our job descriptions through software to ensure our language is inclusive to all.
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Dewand Neely
Chief Operations Officer
What are you doing to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture?
Creating an inclusive environment is critical for not only equity, but also for growth of an organization. If a company wants to be successful, there must be a diverse gathering around the conference table whose voices are all honored equally.
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Amrutha Pulikottil
Data Science Team Lead
What are you doing to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture?
Programs that are built by engaging people are the most successful. Our DEI committee surveyed the company before organizing initiatives throughout the year on topics like race, gender, visible and invisible disabilities and conflict resolution. Our leadership team were some of the first to sign up for our first Implicit Bias workshop. At Resultant, we model the behavior we’d like to see in the world - professionally and personally.
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Nailah Rowan
DE and I Leader
What are you doing to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture?
At STANLEY Security one of our Key Focus areas for continuing to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture is to ensure we equip our stakeholders and people leaders with impactful enrichment. All of our new hires are required to participate in Unconscious Bias Training , while People Leaders are required to participate in Managing Unconscious Bias Training for Leaders. While these two listed are a few of the ongoing resources we provide. Our objective it to make sure we provide our workforce with the enrichment first, so they can feel confident in their culture journey and attaching themselves to our global organization commitment to a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture.
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Keegan Jiles
Talent Acquisition Manager
What are you doing to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture?
We realize that diversity is something that must be earned; but that inclusion is simply a choice that we can control. To establish a more equitable culture, hc1 has just launched our DEI committee, to ensure all perspectives are shared and heard. We are committed to making diversity a strategic advantage, by engaging diverse perspectives and opinions to drive the best outcomes for our company and our products!
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Adin Bailey
Director of People
What are you doing to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture?
At Cariloop we encourage everyone to see the world in Technicolor—the term we use to outline our DE&I initiatives, borrowed from the early 20th-century film practice of exposing red, green and blue images to their opposite colors in order to see the image in full color. Our Technicolor Philosophy along with Cariloop’s vision of creating the global standard for the way we care for and support each other solidify how deeply we care about fostering a culture that is safe and supportive for everyone. As a Public Benefit Corporation, value-centricity and seeing people as people are written into what we consider success as an organization. From orientation to growth and development to volunteer opportunities, we celebrate each person for who they are and what makes them unique, and embrace one another for what we each stand for, what we’re passionate about, and the core values we hold dear.
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Jobs at Best Companies for Diversity

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Why Startups Are Embracing Diversity

Companies that embrace diversity are rapidly becoming the figureheads of the “new age of tech”, one that shuns the formerly homogenous and male-dominated images of startups and tech innovators of previous decades. Diversity on a team brings in new perspectives and helps the business thrive when paired with an inclusive, mission-driven culture.

Plus, top diversity and inclusion organizations have started to measure and reward companies for making conscious decisions to hire a more representative workforce, and companies with the best diversity and inclusion programs are rapidly climbing lists of the best companies to work for across the nation.

DEI Isn't Just a Policy Document

The companies on this list go far beyond simply name-dropping diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices. The top companies for diversity and inclusion also make equity a foundational principle in their workspace, from the management level to the newest hire.

From actively fighting bias in hiring practices, to creating internship programs geared toward helping underrepresented groups in the tech space gain a foothold in an innovative environment, these companies truly embody a progressive and future-thinking approach to their workforces and workspaces.

Candidates Want Diverse Companies

From modeling how to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, to truly demonstrating those values in their workforces, the best workplaces for diversity include some household names and some up-and-coming startups growing their followings organically.

In the world of technology, where awareness of the future and a desire to fix the mistakes of the past and make the world better is central to the industry, it’s no surprise that companies that focus on diversity are becoming more and more in-demand among workers. For tech professionals looking for the most diverse companies to work for, this list is a great place to start.

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Civic Eagle
Automated analysis and collaboration software for lobbyists.
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Cedar
New York - Cedar is committed to improving the healthcare billing experience for all.
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ChartHop
ChartHop delivers a fresh take on People Analytics, bringing together disparate sources of people data in a platform that’s visual and actionable.
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Truebill
Silver Spring - Truebill enables members to manage their personal finances and improve their financial health through our platform that allows users to find, track, and manage their subscription services and recurring bills. To use Truebill, users must simply connect their bank account or credit card statement and instantly see everything they're paying for on a recurring basis. Any unwanted subscriptions can be canceled with just a few clicks. Truebill is backed by Y Combinator, Social Capital, Cota Capital, and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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Ordway
Billing and revenue automation platform
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ADVISA
ADVISA is a leadership development company.
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SheWorks!
New York - SheWorks! enables companies to scale globally with remote-ready talent.
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SpotHero
Chicago - SpotHero is the leading & only independent consumer marketplace for parking in North America.
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Greenlight Guru
Greenlight Guru is a Quality Management Software company dedicated to improving the quality of life for everyone, from their employees to their customers and the patients who benefit from the medical devices they bring to market.
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