In May, we shared a report which measures our progress in the necessary work of diversifying our workforce. As we stated then, “we must create a company where anyone, regardless of what they look like or where they come from, can grow and thrive.” For GitHub to be the best version of itself, a diverse workforce is an imperative.

In the ongoing effort to make good on that promise, GitHub is joining our peers in the tech industry in signing the Tech Inclusion Pledge—an effort spearheaded by President Obama to “take action to make the technology workforce at each of our companies fully representative of the American people, as soon as possible.”

By signing this pledge, we are committing to:

  • Implementing and publishing company-specific goals to recruit, retain, and advance diverse technology talent, and operationalize concrete measures to create and sustain an inclusive culture
  • Annually publishing data and progress metrics on the diversity of our technology workforce across functional areas and seniority levels
  • Investing in partnerships to build a diverse pipeline of technology talent to increase our ability to recognize, develop and support talent from all backgrounds.

As an industry, we will only be able to build products that change the world when we have more of the world at the table, engaged in their creation. We encourage our friends in tech to join in on this important pledge.