All together nowFostering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace needs to be intentional. At Segment, we are making investments to ensure our workplace culture is welcoming and inclusive to folks with a diverse set of identities, experiences and backgrounds.
We are not just a company
Our approach to diversity, equity and inclusion is simple
Drive systemic change that will enable us to build a more diverse community
Empower employees to be inclusive leaders and positive changemakers
To hold us accountable to this work, we have assembled an executive sponsored DEI Task Force. This team includes employee representatives from Segment's global workforce, owns our DEI strategy and ensures we are making data-driven progress and learning along the way.
In early 2020, we looked at our representation numbers and our employee engagement survey data. From this, we established two company-wide objectives for this fiscal year.
Identify as Female
Increase representation of women to greater than 38% and underrepresented minorities (URMs) to greater than 16%.
Build a more inclusive Segment with a focus on upskilling managers on how to foster a sense of belonging on their teams.
Empowering our Communities
Our Employee Resource Groups foster inclusion and belonging and create empowering spaces for various communities at Segment. Each group works closely with an Executive Sponsor and provides invaluable insight on community issues, needs and policies that will better serve our team.
Our mission is to elevate the experience of the Black community at Segment, by creating a safe space that fosters a sense of belonging and drives retention through cultural & community events, professional development, and collaboration with leadership.
Our mission is to promote visibility and inclusion for the very diverse Asian & Pacific Islander community by raising up leaders, hosting cultural events and investing into the tech and local communities through participation and volunteerism.
Queery is the official Segment ERG for LGBTQ+ employees, founded in 2016 and formalized in 2018. By recognizing the LGBTQ+ members of its workforce through an employee resource group, Segment supports an inclusive environment in which LGBTQ+ teammates feel comfortable and valued.
Our mission is to create excitement and build a strong community of Latinx people and allies by providing resources and opportunities to come together for the inclusion, development and representation of our community members within Segment and the broader tech industry.
Our mission is to build a strong community of women who are able to advocate for themselves and other women as allies by providing resources for the inclusion, development and representation of women in Segment and the broader tech industry.
Commitment to Racial Equity
In doing this work, it’s important that we also understand the prevalent racial injustices faced by people of color. We are committing to being a more racially just company and to enabling positive action from the individual to the company level.
Here are the steps we are taking
- We made Juneteenth a company holiday
- We organized safe spaces for teammates to discuss anti-racism
- We launched an inclusive leadership training for managers
- We made donations to racial justice organizations like the NAACP Legal Defense Fund
- We are supporting legislation that requires more diverse representation in a company’s Board of Directors in California
- We are reimagining our hiring and interview processes to make them more inclusive
This work requires all of us
We believe that every Segmenter has a responsibility to help build an inclusive culture and support our DEI strategy. We do this by building empathy for one another, engaging in allyship and modeling inclusive leadership.