At Rapid7, we celebrate people bringing diverse perspectives to the table as we work together to help create a secure digital future for everyone.
Diversity of backgrounds and mindsets help us close gaps in experience and spark innovation. A deep commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is core to the strength and success of our business. It empowers our communities, makes our company healthier, and makes our customers more secure. It’s also, quite simply, the right thing to do. Not just for us, but for the advancement of our industry and our world. This is why we are building a place where everyone feels welcome to be their authentic selves.
From the ways we’re reimagining the makeup of our teams at our new offices, to our ambitious Diversity, Equity & Inclusion goals for the year ahead, read our 2023 Social Good Report for a detailed look at how we’re building opportunities for those that the cybersecurity community often overlooks.
We’re committed to bringing together people from different backgrounds and investing in programs that nurture pathways for the future talent of our tech community. This commitment is fueled by two of our core values: Be an Advocate and Bring You. We advocate for customers, underrepresented groups, and one another, to create a more connected and collaborative experience for all; and we want every person to feel empowered to embrace their own uniqueness and feel comfortable bringing their true self to work.
We refer to our people at Rapid7 as Moose, a word that remains unchanged in both its singular and plural forms. It’s one of the many ways we work to build an internal sense of camaraderie and community. We’re one Moose and proud of the diverse perspectives that strengthen our herd.
Here are some notable initiatives helping to make Rapid7 a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive home for every Moose.
At Rapid7, we believe that everyone has a role to play in creating an inclusive environment. We regularly create intentional moments for our people to educate themselves on the lived experience of others and grow on their personal journey of inclusion. Our goal is that anyone, no matter their background can come to Rapid7, be proud of who they are and do their best work ever.
Community and Culture are a big deal here, our Rapid Impact Groups (RIGs) are supported by the business, but entirely driven by employees. The only requirement is that our groups foster connection across the business, offer opportunities for professional development, aid in the elevation of the communities they were created to support and find meaningful ways to support fellow RIGs.
To systematically improve the diversity and strength of our industry, we’re making investments that create opportunities for those that may not otherwise pursue STEM related jobs. We work together with schools, universities, and other groups globally to fuel STEM interest in youth from under-served communities, providing support and guidance in the form of donations, volunteer work, mentoring, and education.
We know that a commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture extends far beyond any metrics—we also believe there’s value in setting measurable goals and being transparent about what our company looks like today.
In a largely white and male industry, Rapid7 hopes to create a gold standard and clear blueprint that all of cybersecurity can look to as we work together to empower the diverse workforce of the future.
In the months and years ahead, we’ll keep pioneering new ways to empower people. We’ll never stop holding ourselves accountable as we transform the makeup of our industry to better reflect our customers and communities.
Learn how you can help us build something special as we work together to create a secure digital future for all.