May 20, 2019

10 San Francisco Companies with the Best D&I Programs

By 
Matt Bowman

Diversity in the workforce isn’t just about good feelings. Studies consistently demonstratethat companies with diverse leadership outperform companies with more homogenous leadership. Therefore, even if you’re not from an underrepresented group, it’s worth considering to look for companies with diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs in your job search.

Companies with robust Diversity and Inclusion programs tend to do a better job recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. Consequently, if diversity is important to you in your job search, you should pay attention to these organizations. Here are some San Francisco companies who are doing a great job with their D&I programs.

1. Periscope Data

51-200 employees
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Periscope is part of the inaugural cohort of Project Include, a new initiative designed to accelerate diversity and inclusion in technology. Project Include has developed best practices for promoting inclusion, covering recruitment, training, compensation, performance evaluation, and more. With this in mind, the company has several employee-initiated communities, including Periscope(Her) for women, Periscope PRISM for LGBTQ employees, and Kaleidoscope for people of color.

2. Sitetracker

51-200 employees
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Sitetracker has won numerous awards for excellence in diversity and inclusion. The company’s programs include [email protected], which is designed to propel women to successful careers and leadership positions. Participants receive opportunities for open discussions, mentorship, group activities, and employee advocacy.

3. OneLogin

201-500 employees
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OneLogin is in the cybersecurity space, which has historically struggled to attract and retain a diverse workforce. Within that context, the company’s D&I efforts stand out. For this reason, OneLogin has taken the lead in hosting training panels for diversity and inclusion, partnering with organizations such as ICMCP and Queercon. In 2018, the company hosted a hackathon that raised $55,000 for diversity and inclusion in technology.

4. Ironclad

51-200 employees
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Ironclad, which offers technological solutions for the legal profession, is actively involved with several initiatives to promote diversity in the field. Recently, the company held a Women in Legal Speed Mentoring event. The event, modeled after speed dating, enabled participants to meet with three different mentors for 20-minute sessions. Mentors represented multiple aspects of the legal profession and associated technologies.

5. Narvar

201-500 employees
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Narvar shows its commitment to diversity and inclusion through its employee affinity groups, Women at Narvar Network (WANN) and Narvar Pride. To that end, WANN builds community among women at Narvar while also offering professional opportunities such as a quarterly speaker series and mentorship. In addition, the group also hosts fun events. Narvar Pride puts on a week-long Pride celebration featuring food, fun, and a LGBTQ-themed trivia game. In addition, training on diversity issues in the workplace was included.

6. Segment

201-500 employees
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Segment has a core D&I taskforce that is responsible for consistently reviewing the company’s procedures and metrics to ensure that Segment is making progress in terms of diversity. Additionally, the company seeks to facilitate conversations on diversity issues within the company and has employee resource groups for women, people of color, and LGBTQ employees.

7. Amplitude

201-500 employees
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Amplitude has a dedicated D&I team. The team takes an evidence-based approach and is focused largely on the training and recruitment process. In fact, D&I team members work with hiring managers to implement best practices during the hiring process. They host two training seminars on best practices in interviewing and sourcing. All new hires receive diversity training. Equally important, Amplitude is engaged in community initiatives to improve diversity, such as sponsoring networking dinners for Girls in Tech.

8. PlanGrid

201-500 employees
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PlanGrid consistently ranks highly in diversity and inclusion as compared to similar companies. The company has a D&I council to work on all matters related to diversity, and there are several employee resource groups. As a result, PlanGrid has taken an equal pay pledge, so the company regularly reviews employee compensation to ensure equal pay between men and women. Facilities include gender-neutral bathrooms.

9. PagerDuty

501-1,000 employees
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PagerDuty has consistently been involved in an array of D&I initiatives. The company has several resource groups: SisterDuty, RainbowDuty, MigrantDuty for immigrant employees, and Array for Black and Latinx employees.Above all, PagerDuty aims for diverse recruitment, and its most recent class of interns included a record proportion of women and underrepresented minorities. Besides, the company regularly sponsors events that promote diversity and gender equality in Silicon Valley.

10. Checkr

201-500 employees
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Checkr is a leader in diversity and inclusion. In 2018, the company set the ambitious goal of 50/50 gender parity and 15% representation for underrepresented minorities. Working in concert with diversity-focused organizations, Checkr has implemented a rigorous hiring process that ensures that at least two diverse candidates receive consideration for every position. The company has started to recruit in Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCUs) and other institutions serving underrepresented communities. In truth, Checkr has implemented an innovative Fair Chance practice. For this reason, everyone receives equal consideration for jobs, regardless of criminal record.

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