Last updated at Thu, 04 Jan 2024 16:00:00 GMT

On December 13th, Newsweek Magazine published their list of ‘America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity for 2024’. Like many companies today, Rapid7 recognizes the positive impact diversity plays in driving organizational success, attracting and retaining exceptional talent, and creating positive career experiences for all people.

Sophia Dozier, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Rapid7 shares “We are proud to be on a list showcasing companies committed to Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. Diversity of lived experience and thought create a more impactful depth and breadth of knowledge. This knowledge is what enables us to push boundaries and deliver extraordinary results and experiences for our partners, our customers, and our employees."

The process for selection includes extensive research on publicly available information, along with an anonymous online survey capturing feedback from more than 220,000 employees at companies in the United States. Research captures information on company leadership, employee resource groups and internal communities, dedicated diversity program leaders, and social good reporting and initiatives. In the surveys, participants answer questions pertaining to work-life-balance, working environments, and workforce management. Companies then undergo an evaluation that includes media monitoring and validation of findings.

The findings from this year’s awards program reflect Rapid7’s intentional efforts to ensure diversity is a key part of their business strategy. As stated by Chief People Officer, Christina Luconi, “Rapid7 is committed to building an organization that thrives with the spirit of diversity and inclusion. We don’t think of DE&I as a project or a checklist item; it’s a core part of our culture and values set.  As a cybersecurity company, our mission is bold and challenging.  Ensuring we attract unique perspectives and backgrounds, and empowering them to come together in a way that is truly inclusive, is one way we feel like we are set up to achieve our audacious goals.

In addition to being recognized by Newsweek as a great workplace for Diversity, Rapid7 has also been recognized and included in a variety of other diversity focused lists and indexes. In 2023, the company was listed on the Bloomberg Equity Index for the 5th consecutive year. The firm also participated in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, receiving an impressive score of 90% as a first time participant.

When it comes to the year ahead, Dozier is looking forward to continuing to evolve the company’s diversity programs by leveraging support from business leaders, strategic partnerships, and employees. “In 2024 we will continue to build programs focused on enhancing the skills needed to compete at a global level and navigate complex challenges. We’re proud to have long standing partnerships with organizations who are committed to providing historically underrepresented and underserved communities with pathways into cybersecurity and technology careers. Internally, we will continue to collaborate with our employees to be a better version of ourselves, staying true to one of our core values #neverdone.

To learn more about how Rapid7 approaches diversity, equity and inclusion click here. To explore career opportunities and learn more about Rapid7’s values and Rapid Impact Groups, visit their careers page.