Diversity and Inclusion
At Veracode, we believe that diversity of background, thought, and experience is what drives innovation and resilience. We recognize that representation is critical to building a true culture of belonging, and we strive to continuously create a more diverse and inclusive team across every level of our business.
Diversity and Inclusion Fuel Our Mission
Veracode’s mission is to help companies secure the software that moves their business, and the world, forward.
Our passion, strength, and uncompromising commitment to making secure software a competitive advantage for our customers come from the incredible individuals – we call them Veracoders – who make up our team. We value diversity and celebrate our differences, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s good for our business.
It Starts at the Top
“Diversity is part of our DNA at Veracode. Everyone is treated equally and with respect toward their ideas and their experiences. It is part of our guiding principles as a company that we value each other and make progress together. This is how we lead the world forward.”
Sam King, CEO
We’ve made a public pledge to recruit, hire, and advance a more diverse and inclusive workforce. We’re putting that pledge into practice through initiatives including a recruiting collaboration with PowertoFly to reach underrepresented populations of candidates, and joining the MassTLC Tech Compact for Social Justice – a unified effort among tech companies to combat racial inequality and support a more welcoming Massachusetts to black Americans and people of color. Through this compact, our initiatives include providing our employees with education and resources, making charitable donations that progress racial and social justice, removing insensitive/oppressive terminology from our products, and providing our data to support a compilation of aggregated employee demographics.
In addition, although we are proud of the diversity we have at Veracode, and 40 percent of our executive team is female, we’re committed to doing better and improving our gender diversity at all levels. We’re partnering with McKinsey to understand how we compare to other technology companies with respect to women in the workforce, and to explore ways to improve those numbers.
What Our Commitment Looks Like
What does our diversity and inclusion commitment actually look like at Veracode? It looks like working parents getting last-minute childcare or tutoring help through our partnership with Bright Horizons. It also looks like Veracoders raising money for Resilient Coders, an organization that trains youth in underserved communities in areas such as software engineering and website development. It includes training events and workshops to continue to improve awareness and understanding of important topics like unconscious bias and creating an inclusive culture. And finally, it looks like our active, employee-led Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) team organizing events and starting discussions in an effort to create a more considerate, inclusive Veracode. With a mission to increase empathy for other views, circumstances, backgrounds, and cultures, our D&I team’s recent events include a Women’s History trivia event and an interactive session on supporting our GLBTQ+ colleagues and community.