Diversity and inclusion

Top Boston Startups with Excellent D&I Programs

Establishing diversity and inclusion in the work environment has proven to boost the performance of sales teams. An inclusive environment encourages knowledge sharing and increases engagement at work. When people are more open towards other cultures and appreciative of each other’s uniqueness, they start to feel safer and valued in their own teams. 

Diversity and inclusion have become a more significant social subject. In fact, it has become an essential factor that younger professionals look for when searching for a job. This is why more and more companies are working to build a more inclusive environment for their employees. And while other companies strive to create that inclusive culture, some have already succeeded in doing so. 

Here are some companies in Boston that has an amazing D&I program:

1. Fairmarkit

diversity and inclusionEmployees: 11-50
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Fairmarkit is a SaaS platform that optimizes visibility and control into tail spend processes. They leverage machine learning technology for complete automation. Their insights are solution-focused an exclusive on the tail spend sourcing and payment process.

Fairmarkit has a highly diverse management team and a dedicated Diversity and Inclusion staff managing the company’s initiatives on D&I.

2. Snyk

diversity and inclusionEmployees: 51-200 employees
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Snyk enables companies to find and fix known vulnerabilities in their open source. They have a team of security experts and talented software developers whose goal is to make it easier for everyone to use open source safely.

Snyk cares deeply about having a warm, inclusive working environment. It has fostered and found ways to benefit from the different perspectives within its team. It has a collaborative, curious, and respectful work environment where everyone feels comfortable contributing their ideas and views.

3. Bullhorn

Diversity and inclusionEmployees: 501-1000 employees
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Bullhorn is the global leader in software for the staffing industry. Their solutions help companies find the best talent, make more placements, and ultimately, work smarter, not harder.

Bullhorn believes that empowering women and encouraging diverse perspectives benefits everyone as it contributes to an inclusive and innovative workplace. They have created organizations like HERd and Bullhorn Allies which recognizes that diversity in culture, race, gender, and sexual orientation promotes a broader perspective and creates a more innovative workplace. Their mission is to acknowledge, educate, and celebrate diversity through events that build a more inclusive atmosphere. 

4. Cambridge Consultants

Diversity and inclusionEmployees: 501-1000 employees
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Cambridge Consultants is a product and service development organization that companies employ to create breakthroughs in their respective markets. They have a team of world-class engineers, designers, scientists, and consultants, with outstanding facilities and processes who work together to solve the world’s most complex engineering, technology, and design problems. 

They are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and they value all people regardless of gender (or gender reassignment), age, disability, race, ethnic origin, parental status, language, religion, marital status or sexual orientation.

5. Catalant

Diversity and inclusionEmployees: 51-200
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Catalant makes it easier for business leaders to execute on their most important strategic initiatives. They help companies organize, understand, and optimize work with software that recommends the skills and capabilities required for almost any project.

Catalant recruits, develops and empowers exceptional talent to create an environment where people from different backgrounds and experiences come to thrive and do their best work. They are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. They make employment decisions based on merit and business objectives. All Catalant employees are prohibited from engaging in any form of discrimination.

6. Accruent

Diversity and inclusionEmployees: 1,001-5,000
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Accruent is the largest company focused on optimizing every aspect of planning and managing your physical resources. Accruent combines deep domain and industry capabilities with an integrated cloud-based framework and reporting platform that provides insights spanning the full lifecycle of physical resource management.

They provide their employees with the standard benefits package with some additional perks, including an amazing workspace and learning and development opportunities. More importantly, they have special-interest groups that aim to connect, empower, and promote professional success to create a culture where diversity is not an exception.

7. Tamr

Diversity and inclusionEmployees: 51-200
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Tamr enables large enterprises to unify key data to realize the maximum strategic and operational benefit. They have a team of engineers who are leading experts in DataOps. 

Tamr respects and celebrates the identifiers, characteristics, and perspectives that shape each individual. They encourage everyone to bring their authentic selves to the workplace. They want to address the serious lack of diversity within the tech industry.

8. erecruit

Employees: 2-10
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erecruit is a headhunting and recruitment agency, which has operated as a fresh, modern breath in the Nordic market for almost six years. They provide tailored digital solutions to their clients to increase efficiency and lower costs.

erecuit’s global environment and multi-product teams promote a culture of diversity, learning, and development. Their passion for success is shared and contagious. While they take their work seriously, they still like to have fun. Employees love the inclusive workplace environment. The open and transparent atmosphere allows for work autonomy which greatly contributes to creativity and innovation.

9. GNS Healthcare

Employees: 51-200
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GNS Healthcare provides technology, services, and solutions that precisely match health interventions to individuals, helping their clients improve health outcomes and avoid the billions of healthcare dollars wasted on ineffective treatments. 

They pride themselves on their diverse group of employees from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. They have a team of cutting edge data scientists, savvy engineers, unparalleled project leads, physicists and just about everything in between. GNS Healthcare offers amazing perks and benefits to its employees and supports their well-being.

10. Harmonix

Employees: 51-200
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Harmonix is a developer of world-class music experiences, using technology in ways that profoundly change the way people experience and interact with music.

Harmonix has a creatively charged and collaborative work environment, and it shows in their employees’ enthusiasm. They build and cultivate an inclusive environment that brings together a diverse workforce with unique experiences, backgrounds, talents, and perspectives by developing and facilitating programs that enable Harmonix to meet the needs of an increasingly global and diverse set of players. They have been named one of the Top 100 Places to Work in Boston by The Boston Globe in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016, and 2017.

11. Klaviyo

Marketing Tech StartupsEmployees: 201 – 500
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Klaviyo is a technology company that combines customer data and marketing software. They help growth-focused eCommerce brands drive more sales with super-targeted, highly relevant email, Facebook and Instagram marketing campaigns.

Klaviyo was ranked as one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2019. They provide employee recognition, manage performance, and foster diversity and inclusion. They also work on challenging and impactful problems, provide ample opportunities to learn, and believe in helping their team level up.

12. Medtouch

Diversity and inclusionEmployees: 51-200
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MedTouch empowers health systems to be on the leading edge of consumer experience by transforming every digital touchpoint along the patient journey.  They design, develop, and measure effective digital marketing programs, keeping in mind that every health system has its own unique business goals and marketing challenges.

They have a diverse team whose deep expertise in the healthcare industry, coupled with creativity and technological innovation, enhances their clients’ digital footprint and improves patient access to healthcare information.

Their values center around celebrating and empowering individuals. They have created an engaging, transparent, and exciting workplace. Their flexible culture is a balance of personality and professionalism.

13. Midaxo

Diversity and inclusionEmployees: 51-200
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Midaxo’s platform empowers ambitious M&A teams to increase their velocity by 2x, ensure quality, and accelerate efficiency gains through an added structure, real-time working, prebuilt playbooks and reporting analytics. 

They live by the Work Hard, Play Hard mantra at Midaxo. Their cross-departmental collaboration means each employee takes a personal stake in each others’ success. Midaxians come from countries around the world and a wide variety of professional backgrounds to work together and advance the company. Their international team is made up of the brightest and most dedicated software engineers, marketers and M&A experts in the world. 

14. Panorama Education

Diversity and inclusion

Employees: 51 – 200
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Panorama Education partners with K-12 schools and districts across the country to collect and analyze data about social-emotional learning, school climate, family engagement, and more. With research-backed surveys and a leading technology platform, Panorama helps educators act on data and improve student outcomes. 

They support a tremendously diverse group of students, educators, and families across the country, so they are deeply committed to building and growing a diverse Panorama team. Their team hails from 25 US states and 12 countries, and they’re fluent in 14 languages. 

15. Salsify

Employees: 201-500
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Salsify empowers brand manufacturers to deliver the product experiences consumers demand anywhere they choose to shop online. Their product experience management platform (PXM) combines the power of PIM and DAM capabilities, the industry’s broadest commerce ecosystem, and actionable insights to orchestrate compelling product experiences through every digital touchpoint. 

Salsify supports employee learning and development. They have employee-led groups, such as Salsify’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative to help facilitate positive company changes.

This is not an exhaustive list. Do you know of a company that should be included? Let us know at content@closeriq.com

James Meincke

James is the Head of Marketing @ Demodesk, the intelligent meeting platform for remote sales. Previously he was the Director of Marketing at CloserIQ.