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Our DEI Manifesto

The promise of tech is that it can solve the world’s most pressing problems. And we have to wonder: What problem is more pressing than the immeasurable inequities that so many of our peers — colleagues from any marginalized or underrepresented groups or identities — have endured?

No problem is more pressing.  For too long, the establishment has expected people to fit into small cultures designed to exclude.

We’re on a mission to create a culture so open that it embraces all people. We are guided by the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our aim is to ensure that, when any employee walks through Built In’s doors, they know they’re walking into a space that rejects all forms of racism, sexism, phobism, bias, inequity, discrimination, injustice, exclusion, harassment and aggression, overt or covert.

For us, it could not be clearer: There is no problem more pressing. And we won’t stand idly by. We will do our part to listen, learn and act, over and over, until Built In becomes an exemplar for DEI in the workplace.

DEI Initiatives

Our pledge is that we’ll continually launch efforts to ensure that every candidate and employee experiences our commitment to DEI, including these efforts and more: 
  • —The appointment of a dedicated Director of HR and Inclusion.  
  • —Creation and fulfillment of an annual DEI roadmap. 
  • —ERGs that are peer-led communities to celebrate shared life experiences or backgrounds. 
  • —All-company trainings on identity at work, for instance, and harassment. 
  • —Deep listening session: BIPOC peers shared their experiences with discrimination and racism per their comfort. Other attendees’ focus: Listening over talking. 
  • —A commitment to work with external organizations that uplift historically marginalized groups, such as ChiTech and Brave Space Alliance.
CEO of Built In, Maria Katris, with employees

Our Dedication to Women in Tech

Although we’re working hard to grow into a standard bearer of DEI for all people, we’re proud of our company’s gender diversity in an industry that has historically underrecognized women.
  • Our CEO is among the 4.8% of women CEOs in the overall corporate population.
  • Our employees are 53% women.
  • Management is 53% women, up from 40% in 2020.
  • The leadership team is 63% women, up from 50% in 2020.

Employee Resource Groups

One of our highest-impact DEI initiatives is our growing number of ERGs designed to enhance a culture of radical inclusion, educate allies and provide input on our DEI efforts.

Built In for the People (FTP): A welcoming space for BIPOC and allies to connect and share thoughts on racism and how to collectively dismantle it within the technology industry and society at large. Devoted to educating ourselves and actively engaging with BIPOC at Built In and in our communities. The mission is to generate conversations and actions that help BIPOC at Built In and in the broader community feel more comfortable in their own skin.

I’m proud to be a member of Built In For the People. We’re building an internal community that’s helping the Built In team grow in their allyship and understanding of issues faced by BIPOC. Perhaps more importantly, the members are creating meaningful bonds and friendships that will last throughout our lives.”

Daniel Assan

Digital Marketing Manager and Employee ERG Lead

Built Out: Supports LGBTQ+ people at Built In, in our industry and in our larger community. The group educates and empowers allies, and helps Built In earn a reputation as a leading queer-friendly employer.

Being part of Built Out’s formation and growth has helped me connect meaningfully with coworkers who have something in common beyond work: that is, identifying as part of the queer/LGBTQ+ community. It’s also been incredibly cool to have the opportunity to educate our colleagues about LGBTQ+ history and experience. Leadership here has vocally supported that work, which is not something many companies can claim.”

Joe Erbentraut

News Editor and Employee ERG Lead

Women United In Tech: Supports and celebrates women in work. This community starts conversations, shares knowledge and ideas and also hosts events in an effort to create advocacy, empowerment, empathy and growth.

Women United In Tech is such an important part of my personal and professional life. It’s a group in which women can freely discuss the challenges they’ve faced — from harassment to microaggressions to overt sexism. Most important, we’re devoted to addressing the under-representation and under-recognition of women in the corporate world, especially in the tech industry, and we’re doing our part to ensure there’s opportunity for women to advance and raise their voices.”

Brittany Busch

CSM Manager and and Employee ERG Lead

United We Parent: A safe, supportive and educational environment for employees who identify as parents and legal guardians. We take an ethical and empathetic approach to understanding the challenges of working parents and provide and advocate for them with tools and resources to help them achieve equity and excel in the workplace and at home. 

Given that United We Parent formed in 2020, a big focus has been around the impact of COVID on working parents at Built In and worldwide. It’s also a great forum to share tips, tricks and hacks (i.e., least-crowded times to visit the zoo.). As Built In continues to grow and hire, we want candidates to understand that we’re a workplace that  understands and supports working parents.”

Rob Van Brunt

Director, Platform & Product Operations and and Employee ERG Lead

Built In Tribe: A resource for Jewish-identifying Built In employees who are looking for a community inside and outside of work. Helps peers understand the significance behind traditions and history. Above all, we exist to learn, grow and celebrate our heritage as Jewish professionals.

As a group of Jewish professionals, Tribe hopes to celebrate holidays as colleagues and friends, educate ourselves and our peers about important issues in the Jewish community and bring a little bit of Jewish life into the office.”

Janey Zitomer

Associate Editor and Employee ERG Lead

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