Diversity and Inclusion Isn’t Just Something Intuit Does – It’s Who We Are

by Chris

4 min read

At Intuit®, we celebrate diversity, and encourage all employees to bring their whole self to work every day. This month, we are celebrating the women who help drive our company forward, and the millions of women-owned small businesses that make up nearly 30 percent of all businesses worldwide.

Innovation is thriving at Intuit, thanks to an employee workforce made up of a wide range of life experiences, and a supportive culture that lets great ideas rise to the top. We’re committed to cultivating a talented, engaged and diverse workforce at all levels, from the frontline to the board of directors. This commitment began in 1993, when employees wrote our Operating Values, emphasizing one of the core six values that drives success: “It’s the People.”

As of July 2016, women make up a significant portion of Intuit’s workforce, leadership and board of directors:

  • Women represented 39 percent of our global workforce and 32 percent of our leadership roles, including our chief diversity officer.
  • Women hold 29 percent of our technology positions and 48 percent of our non-technical positions.
  • Women make up one-third of the members of our board of directors. All have strong leadership experience, while Diane Greene, co-founder of VMware, brings strong technical expertise as well.

“Diversity helps Intuit innovate, grow and deliver better result for our customers,” said Heather McLellan, vice president of communications at Intuit. “We celebrate our diversity and value the broad range of ideas and creativity it creates. Diversity that mirrors our customer base helps us to better understand our customers – and each other – and we work to create a place where the world’s top talent is inspired to do the best work of their lives.”

Intuit takes pride in creating and sponsoring global programs that expand diversity, develop leaders, broaden access to technology careers and provide opportunities to encourage women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Some of these include:

  • #WomenEntrepreneurs Resource CenterIntuit has created a resource center, specifically designed to help women entrepreneurs be more successful.
  • Intuit Again – A program to provide women technologists in India, who have taken a break in their career, with an opportunity to return to work through our India Development Center. Seventy-five percent of the 20 women participating in the program have accepted full-time jobs at Intuit or one of our partner organizations.
  • Management Leadership for Tomorrow – An organization that equips high-potential minorities in the Washington, D.C. area with personalized coaching and programs to help with career development and community impact. Intuit has hosted two successful programs for 20 women, with 75 percent of the participants graduating to accept full-time jobs at Intuit or one of our partner organizations.
  • Girls Who Code – Intuit partners with this national nonprofit organization that seeks to achieve gender parity in the workplace by 2020. Intuit was one of just three Bay Area locations to host a Girls Who Code Immersion program in the summer of 2015, giving high school sophomores and juniors hands-on experience in computing concepts, programming fundamentals, mobile phone development, robotics, and web development and design. Intuit employees also serve as mentors, speakers and field trip chaperones.
  • Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing – Intuit sponsors and works to encourage and inspire women to pursue careers in technology. From keynote speeches to a booth staffed by 100 of these women, we make an all-out effort to find potential employees in the talented crowd.
  • The Tech Women program – Intuit gives mid-level career women the opportunity to work with female executives to encourage them to be strong presenters and thought leaders, while building their personal brand.
  • Watermark A community of executive women coming together to connect, develop and advocate for the advancement of women in the workforce. Intuit hosted its third annual Women’s Leadership Conference in 2016, and will do so again in 2017.
  • Our 11 employee networks, including the Intuit Women’s Network – Open to everyone at Intuit, the networks embrace cultural, ethnic and faith-based communities. Together, they facilitate career development, attract new talent, sponsor community involvement and act as a resource to the business.

Intuit’s diversity and inclusion efforts have earned global recognition from leading organizations:

  • In 2016, Intuit was named one of the Top 25 companies for women technologists by the Anita Borg Institute.
  • Fortune Magazine/Great Place to Work Institute named Intuit No. 13 among their 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity. From 2011-2015, Intuit was named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for Women, and Intuit was named as one of India’s Best Companies to Work For – Supporting Women to Remain at Work, 2015-2016.
  • The Economist ranked Intuit’s Women’s Network and Tech Women at Intuit among its Top 10 Women’s Employee Networks in 2016.
  • Since 2005, Intuit has earned a 100 percent rating on its Corporate Equity Index by the Human Rights Campaign.
  • Intuit earned Watermark’s Impact Award for supporting and developing senior female leaders in 2016, and Working Mother/AVTAR voted Intuit one of the 100 Best Companies for Women in India in 2016.

We’re proud of our progress, and we’re committed to creating a culture that values innovation, inclusion and continuous learning. To ensure we stay focused on attracting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce, we regularly measure and monitor our progress. We annually report our workforce demographics to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and publish our diversity results on the Diversity and Inclusion page at Intuit.com.

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