Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at DigitalOcean

Our commitment to DEIB

Our DEIB Mission

At DigitalOcean, we believe our community is bigger than just us. We are committed to creating and serving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that supports and elevates all employees, especially those who are often the most underrepresented and historically marginalized in our communities. We believe in speaking up when we have something to say and listening when others do, which means fostering a curious and accountable culture in which we can all bring our full and best selves to work. 

Our DEIB Goals

We are committed to the following goals around diversity, inclusion, and equity:

  • By 2025 we aim to at least be representative of the population of underrepresented groups in the areas that we operate, using the U.S. census and other data sources as indicators.
  • Globally, we aim to have a zero differential in sentiment across all employees regardless of gender or ethnicity when conducting our annual TIDE employee survey. 
  • In evaluating internal equity, we will continue to ensure equal total rewards opportunities for all employees regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, location, sexual orientation, disability status, and more.

DEIB Reports

DigitalOcean’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging reports include employee demographic statistics and information on the efforts we are taking to improve DEIB both internally and in the communities we serve. 

2021 report (2020 workforce data)
2022 report (2021 workforce data)

DEIB Initiatives

In support of our wider DEI mission, we are working on the following initiatives, which range from partnerships to ensure we are recruiting from a diverse talent pool to community outreach initiatives in line with our commitment to diversity and inclusion both inside and outside DO. 

  • Recruiting and onboarding: We work hard to ensure that DigitalOcean is recruiting from a diverse talent pool and bringing in candidates from underserved communities, and have partnered with organizations including Out in Tech, Techqueria, People of Color in Tech, and Geekettes to achieve this goal.
  • Development and mentorship: We are committed to providing ongoing education and development opportunities to raise awareness of DEI in the workplace, cultivate an inclusive environment, and build a culture of allyship. As part of our development and mentorship efforts, DigitalOcean is proud to have launched four employee resource groups (ERGs), or affinity groups, in 2021, and will continue to add new ERGs in the future.  [Embed ERG video?] 
  • Compensation equity: As part of our commitment to a fair and unbiased compensation practice, we conduct deep analysis before, during, and after all compensation cycles at the company. Through this analysis, we ensure there is no statistically significant gap in pay between gender or ethnic groups, which was the case for our 2020 year-end compensation cycle.
  • Community support: We are proud to support our community, and have funded several programs to amplify the important work needed to support underserved communities. These include DO Impact, Hollie’s Hub for Good, our employee charitable contribution matching program, and other initiatives to support nonprofits and startups working to improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth. 
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