Building a Workplace That Reflects Society

As of October 2020

Diversity and equality are core values at Whitepages.

With more than 30 million users per month, we serve a diverse population. We believe that companies are key to social change and have a responsibility and role to play in furthering equality for diverse populations. At Whitepages, we strive to create a diverse workplace where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Fostering diversity and equality is not just the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do.
As study after study shows, diverse teams perform better.

They challenge old ways of thinking, are more likely to be objective and fact-based, and build on and improve individuals’ ideas through collaboration and healthy debate.

Looking at the data and where we were a year ago, we’ve made progress, but have more work to do.

In terms of gender, we are very close to our goal.

Our U.S. team is 47% female and our global team is 55% female. We are proud to work with AthenaWorks, a tech resourcing firm in South America, whose mission is to create opportunities in engineering for women. Our executive team is 86% female, a rarity in the tech industry, where today only one in five C-suite executives is a woman .
While we are strong on gender diversity, we have more work to do on racial diversity. 

Racial minorities make up 25% of our U.S. team. With our global team included, the percentage rises to 43%. Our management team, which includes executives and people managers, is 87% white. As such, we are focused on increasing the racial diversity in our U.S. team, both overall and in management.
The team at Whitepages is gay, straight, introverts, extroverts, 20 to 62 years old, and from nine different countries. 

We celebrate our diversity, literally and figuratively, including at our annual Pride party - one of the most popular company events. The team is also really into food, so there is a lot of sharing of cultures, backgrounds, and opinions over meals – in person and now over Zoom as we are working remotely to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  1. King County Demographic Trends
  2. Korn Ferry survey, 2019