“Diversity, inclusion, and equity are not things that are just nice to have; they are essential to the success of Cloudflare's business. The reason is simple. Diverse teams are more effective, innovative, and better positioned to drive growth, and without an equitable and inclusive working environment, our diverse teams won’t succeed.
Cloudflare's mission is to help build a better Internet, and in order to do this we need a range of perspectives and approaches. Since founding Cloudflare we set out to cultivate and maintain an inclusive workplace which empowers all employees to show up, as their full selves, and do their best work."
Matthew Prince Co-founder & CEO, Cloudflare
Michelle Zatlyn Co-founder, President & COO, Cloudflare
*"Culture is defined by the behaviors you reward. We created the Cloudflare Capabilities so we could be open and clear about the behaviors that get rewarded at Cloudflare. They are the bedrock of our culture. We use them when making hiring decisions, evaluating performance or considering promotions. They are an important part of our DEI work as they provide the foundation to help build a more welcoming and inclusive culture where everyone can build the career of their dreams."*
Janet Van Huysse, Head of People
Over the years, we've been working hard to better understand the makeup of our teams and increase our diversity. We are proud to have reached a point where we are ready to publish Cloudflare’s employee diversity data and share how we are working to diversify our teams.
Our success as a company also relies on a fair and equitable workplace.
Working towards reducing and ultimately eliminating the gender pay gap is just a part of this mission to which we are committed. The UK Government requires us to publish specific figures about our gender pay gap, which we will publish by the deadline in October 2021.
We are aware that there is still work to be done to eliminate any pay gaps at Cloudflare, as well as across the technology industry. We are committed to improving the situation, and place the utmost importance upon equality for women, and all under-represented groups, in terms of like-for-like pay, promotion and career development.
To further demonstrate our commitment and hold ourselves accountable for making Cloudflare more equitable, we have signed multiple diversity charters, which focus on employee equity.
We believe that all employees deserve the opportunity to live authentically and thrive at work. We are proud to be one of Human Rights Campaign’s Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality!
Without inclusive teams and a collaborative culture, the positive impacts of diversity will not be attained. We have fostered an inclusive culture through the development of employee-led communities, inclusion educational offerings, incorporating behaviors into performance and the review of our processes and policies for fairness and inclusion.
Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are employee-led and company-supported groups of team members from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities or backgrounds, who join together in the workplace based on shared characteristics, life experiences, or initiatives. ERGs are generally based on creating a community of support and belonging; enhancing career development of their members; focusing on key Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives; and contributing to the development of a more inclusive culture at Cloudflare.
Read more about our ERGs and their mission statements on our blog.
To help build a more inclusive culture, we offer several educational programs to our employees:
How We Work Together
These workshops build an awareness of the types of behavior and language which can be harmful to inclusivity at Cloudflare, and teach simple, everyday ways to support people who are targets of systemic oppression. Using the Cloudflare Capabilities as a framework, our goal is to share strategies on how to act as allies and how to create a long-lasting, inclusive culture at Cloudflare.
Unconscious Bias Education
Through multiple workshops and resources, employees explore their own unconscious biases, learn how to help mitigate unconscious bias in the workplace, and make our company a more welcoming and inclusive place for everyone.
Manager Diversity & Inclusion Goal-Setting
Our managers are positioned to make an impact, and we’re counting on them to help make our teams and Cloudflare more inclusive and diverse. To support them in this endeavor, we offer workshops to guide them through setting and achieving diversity and inclusion goals for their teams.
Antiracism Education & Action
In 2020, after the murder of George Floyd and many other people of color, the world experienced a great awakening to the deep-seated issues of inequities and injustice, especially related to systemic racism. Thanks to the 2020 leaders of Afroflare, our Employee Resource Group for employees of the African Diaspora, Cloudflare holds an annual antiracism conference. Through keynote sessions, multiple workshops, and antiracism resources, our employees come together to help make Cloudflare an antiracist organization.
tEQuitable Ombuds platform
tEQuitable is a confidential, 3rd party platform that helps companies create safe, inclusive and equitable workplaces. Their mission is to help companies create a work culture that is going to work for everyone. They provide an independent sounding board where employees can confidentially raise a concern, access a just-in-time learning platform, and get advice from professional Ombuds. tEQuitable also helps companies identify systemic workplace issues and provide them with actionable recommendations for how to improve their workplace culture.