At Affirm, we believe every person has equal value, which is why we work so hard to expand fair and transparent access to credit and to welcome every kind of person and idea.
Our Diversity & Inclusion Council combats discrimination and promotes respect, inclusion, opportunity, and community in our workplace.
Our Diversity & Inclusion Council has been working hard to make progress towards our initiatives and goals. Below are just a few of our accomplishments:
Our ERG leads work to advise internal stakeholders on areas of inclusion and belonging. They help craft the right types of questions to ask on company-wide surveys, identify areas around the office that can be made more inclusive, and act as mouthpieces for their respective communities to bring new ideas to the table.
In 2018, we were excited to partner with our Employee Resource Groups and Diversity & Inclusion Council to bring together a number of events for our community.
Our D&I Council hosted an impactful panel on “The Power and Value of Employee Resource Groups,” and our LGBTQ+ ERG coordinated a series on gender identity in the workplace. Additionally, our Women@ ERG hosted a timely discussion on #MeToo and its impact in and out of the workplace.
Our Community Partnerships team came together to host a group from Covenant House, an organization that helps transitional youth who are under-housed and under-resourced. We had Affirmers share stories about their own personal struggles and upbringing as a way to provide hope and support to these young adults.
In December, members of our BLACK@ ERG participated in the Hidden Genius Project: Brothers Code Community Expo at Merritt College in Oakland. The expo helps young men of color in middle and high school build networks and skill sets that will guide them to exciting opportunities within the tech sector.
We began 2018 with five ERGs and ended the year with 13. Our resource groups now span the gamut from race and ethnicity to sex and gender, sexual orientation, and parental and veteran status. We’re proud of the work our D&I council and ERG members have done to foster a workplace culture that supports the needs of a diverse community.
FTE Affirmers as of Dec 2018
of Affirmers belong to an ERG
ERG events held in 2018
We view Diversity & Inclusion as a core area of success and will continue to share progress and updates on our initiatives. This is only our first report and the beginning of a long journey ahead. At Affirm, people come first and we hope to create a work environment that is completely open, inclusive, and welcoming.