NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Data solutions provider Return Path today announced it is among the inaugural signatories of the Tech Inclusion Pledge, a White House initiative to address the critical issue of inclusion and diversity in the tech workforce. The pledge, which was announced by the White House today and will be highlighted in President Obama’s keynote address at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University, creates a coalition of tech brands with a clear and compelling long-term vision for making concrete progress toward workforce diversity.
An excerpt from the Tech Inclusion Pledge reads as follows:
“We resolve to take action to make the technology workforce at each of our companies fully representative of the American people, as soon as possible. We will treat this goal as a top management priority and business imperative, because tapping the full measure of talent from across the country is critical for the long-term success of both our individual companies and the nation as a whole.”
By taking the pledge and joining the newly formed Tech Inclusion Coalition, Return Path commits to:
- Implementing and publishing company-specific goals to recruit, retain, and advance diverse technology talent;
- Operationalizing concrete measures to create and sustain an inclusive culture;
- Publishing data and progress metrics on the diversity of the technology workforce; and
- Investing in partnerships to build a diverse pipeline of technology talent.
“At Return Path, we believe that running a great business requires diversity. The best way to deliver amazing products to our customers is by creating a culture where every employee is deeply engaged and committed to the business,” said Matt Blumberg, Return Path CEO. “We aspire to provide a welcoming environment for all employees, regardless of gender, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious or political views, age, or socioeconomic status.”
The National Center for Women & Information Technology and CODE2040 have launched a website where additional companies can join the Tech Inclusion Coalition and find free implementation resources to help meet their commitments. Additionally, the White House will convene a meeting of the Tech Inclusion Coalition in the coming months to work through long term implementation strategies.
“We don’t have all the answers when it comes to diversity—but we’re confident that we are heading in the right direction,” continued Blumberg. “This White House initiative is an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to building a diverse workforce, holding ourselves accountable for our progress, and raising awareness among other companies about the importance of creating an inclusive environment.”
About Return Path
Return Path analyzes the world’s largest collection of email data to show businesses how to stay connected to their audiences, strengthen their customer engagement, and protect their brands from fraud. Our data solutions help analysts understand consumer behavior and market trends. We help mailbox providers and security providers around the world deliver great user experiences and build trust in email by ensuring that wanted messages reach the inbox while spam and abuse don’t. Find out more about Return Path Email Optimization, Email Fraud Protection, and Consumer Insight solutions at returnpath.com.