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 is made up of nearly 50 employees focusing on the 4 areas listed on the right.
Our Diversity & Inclusion Council has been working hard to make progress towards our initiatives and goals. Below are just a few of our accomplishments:
The Diversity & Inclusion Council conducted a comprehensive diversity survey on employee demographics in 2017. We’re using the results of the study to help inform Affirm’s approach to attracting and retaining talent, setting hiring goals and guidelines across all teams to expand diversity across functions and levels. Council members also analyzed Affirm’s recruitment activity and identified ways to eliminate bias from recruiting processes, and how to source more diverse applications and referrals at the top of the recruiting funnel.
Throughout the year, Affirmers have gathered to host formal and informal discussions of current events and topics relevant to culture and inclusion, sharing unique perspectives and educating each other. This included a celebration of culture and dance during Diversity Awareness Month, an open discussion about the #MeToo movement, and programming throughout LGBTQ+ Pride Month including a “Lunch-and-Learn” about the history of same-sex marriage.
In 2017, our company participated in 10 volunteer events to give back to our community. Affirm also partnered with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, where employees participated in business-themed workshops to help mentor and coach students from underrepresented backgrounds in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are employee-driven affinity groups with dedicated budgets and meetings to allow employees to convene and discuss issues of importance to their members. Affirmers have organically launched ERGs to support the needs of our diverse community, including our Asian-Pacific Islander, Chinese, Black, Jewish, Korean, Latinx, LGBTQ+, Parents, Veteran, and Women community members.
Affirmers volunteer on our Diversity & Inclusion Council
of our Diversity & Inclusion Council is comprised of leadership (executive team and people managers)
Affirmers as of December 2017
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.