Groupon Releases Diversity Data

The recent conversation around diversity and technology has brought out a number of interesting perspectives and even more interesting data about the opportunities for greater participation and engagement from women and minorities. As a company that supports a transparent and open approach to this important conversation, today we are releasing our diversity numbers.

Like many of our tech industry peers, we recognize that there is more we can do. As a company that is just six years old, our inclusion and diversity programs are evolving alongside our business.

We are a global company with more than 12,000 employees in more than 45 countries. Inherent in that is a diversity of approaches, cultural experiences, identity preference, educational backgrounds and perspectives that all contribute to how we make decisions, build relationships, and create new ideas for Groupon.  It’s who we are; it’s how we operate, and we are proud of this inclusive culture that drives us to build the best products, deliver the best service and offer the best deals to customers and merchants.

Additional investments in inclusion and diversity can only help us continue on this path. It is for this reason that we are sharing our numbers to be transparent about where we are and showing our commitment to making a bigger impact in the future on inclusion and diversity within tech and at Groupon.

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  • Thank you for this and your transparency Groupon! As an African American woman who worked for Groupon in 2011, I honestly don’t think it’s an issue of racial discrimination at Groupon, or other tech companies for that matter. The bigger issue is the disparities within education where most tech companies require bachelors or advanced degrees. In result, there are small percentages of people of color in higher institutions where if you find less people of color in college, you will find an even lesser amount in the tech industry. I would encourage Groupon and other tech companies to do more collaborations with high schools, connecting the tech industry to STEM and CTE programs where students will be engaged and inspired. Thanks again for this.

  • I’ve worked in the corporate sector for more than 14 years in a variety of industries – from technology to consumer products. What you’ve shared is not exclusive to the tech sector. Sadly, it is reflective of the very serious – yet correctable issues – that plague most multinational organizations who are in their infancies such as Groupon or who boast about legacies that span hundreds of years.

    Now that you’ve identified opportunities to strengthen your organization, I sincerely hope that your transparency isn’t merely lip service that serves as a Groupon’s solution in the righting your ship. Instead, I’m encouraged to believe that it’s a launch pad to actually imparting change within your organization – from the entry level and mid-management levels to the senior leadership and board levels. Nadia, I hope that you – together with the other chief executives within Groupon – develop and implement a strong and viable strategy in the short term that will have lasting positive change within your organization.

    Best of luck to Groupon for continued success!

  • It is good news that Groupon tends to tell customers how it is doing the job. thank you.

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