We're not where we want to be, and we don't have all of the answers. But there's a disconnect happening in our society, and in the tech space, and we'd like to be part of the solution.
We publicly post our diversity numbers to make ourselves aware of where we stand as a company, to exhibit our values of "openness and transparency" and "fairness starts with objective data points." We hope to create an environment of introspection and conversation that will directly lead to actions that improve diversity in tech entrepreneurship.
We want to create a sustainable competitive advantage by finding the very best and most talented people in the world to help build our company. While we all have work to do on this front, we're committed to continuing this conversation, openly sharing our statistics, and joining with others who see the opportunity to increase shareholder value by actively seeking the very best talent irrespective of gender or ethnicity.
Ethnicity in this report refers to the EEO-1 categories which we know are imperfect categorizations of race and ethnicity, but reflect the US government reporting requirements.
US Federal law requires that companies greater than 100 employees have to report on these stats, but there is no requirement to disclose this information. We are voluntarily reporting and publishing ours. We're doing this because we want to proactively drive ourselves and our society forward.