We are excited to share that Yelp is one of Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Women in its inaugural 2015 list. We’ve worked hard to make Yelp a diverse and inclusive place for everyone, and I’m proud to say that women make up 49 percent of our total workforce and 45 percent of people managers as of our latest EEO-1 release. We also just announced our first female chairperson of the Yelp board, Diane Irvine.
While numbers do tell a story, diversity is much bigger than that. The women at Yelp work in all kinds of roles and departments to keep our company going and bring so much more to the table than a female perspective. To say thank you to these amazing women and to celebrate their accomplishments, we put together a short video to introduce you to the women of Yelp.
Creating a diverse workplace is a complex and ongoing challenge. While we still have room to grow, I’m proud of the progress we’ve made so far and am committed to doing more. Two areas we are focused on include increasing the number of women on our Engineering team to reflect a percentage that is equal to the amount of women who receive computer science degrees in college, and having each of our local sales offices match the demographics of the cities in which they’re based.
Do you think you’d be the perfect fit for a role at Yelp? Check out our open positions at yelp.com/careers and apply today!