Diversity and Inclusion at Intuit

At Intuit, diversity and inclusion isn’t just something we do. It’s part of who we are.

 

Throughout our history, we have celebrated diversity and valued inclusion. We believe that innovation thrives in a workforce that includes employees with a wide range of life experiences and a supportive culture that lets great ideas rise to the top.

 

 

A diverse workforce brings a broader range of ideas to the table. When employees share their unique perspectives, creativity thrives. Good ideas become great ideas. A diverse workforce also helps us to better understand our customers – and each other. With a workforce that mirrors the demographics of those we serve, we create awesome products and services that solve people’s unique problems and exceed their expectations.

 

This commitment creates a talented, engaged and diverse workforce at all levels, from the front line to the board of directors. Its roots date back to 1993, when Intuit employees wrote our Operating Values, emphasizing “It’s the People.” A short time later, we were among the first to offer health care benefits to domestic partners of employees. Today, you’ll see diversity and inclusion reflected in our 11 employee networks, where colleagues from around the world come together to share similar interests, backgrounds or heritage and a desire to learn from other points of view.

 

You’ll see it on our CEO’s staff, where women represent 40 percent of our most senior leaders. You’ll see it among our leadership, where women hold one-third of our senior management positions and where a dedicated executive serves as our chief diversity officer.

You’ll see it in our technology workforce, where women hold almost 30 percent of our engineering positions. And you’ll see it on our board of directors, with women representing one-third of our members.

 

While we’re proud of our legacy, we continue working to get better in the future. To continue our progress, we have set a goal to increase our African-American, Latino and other underrepresented ethnic minorities to make up 15 percent of our workforce by 2020, up from 11 percent today.

The Importance of a Diverse Workforce

Embracing diversity and inclusion goes far beyond reporting employee demographics. It’s a strategic driver of business value that enables Intuit to:

  • Grow the business, lifting company performance, generating customer insights and expanding markets while improving execution.

     

Companies that address both inherent and acquired diversity are 45 percent more likely to improve their market share and 70 percent more likely to capture a new market.

Center of Talent Innovation

 

  • Attract and develop top talent, creating a culture that values innovation, inclusion and continuous learning.

 

In a survey of 321 large global enterprises with at least $500 million in annual revenue, 85 percent agreed or strongly agreed that diversity is crucial to fostering innovation in the workplace.

Forbes magazine

 

  • Enhance our brand, solidifying our reputation as a socially responsible business and top talent destination.

 

Fortune 500 companies with more women executives and directors have higher levels of philanthropic investment and environmental commitment.

Catalyst and Harvard Business School

 

To put it succinctly: Diversity makes sense. For our employees. For our customers. For our partners. For our shareholders.

Diversity at Intuit

We measure diversity in several different ways, including by gender and ethnicity.

 

As of July 2016, we reported that:

  • Women represented 39 percent of our global workforce, holding 29 percent of our technology positions and 48 percent of our non-technical positions. They also held 32 percent of our leadership roles.
  • In the United States, the numbers are stronger. Women represent 42 percent of our domestic workforce, holding 31 percent of the technical jobs and 50 percent of the non-technical roles. They held 33 percent of our leadership roles.

 

In the U.S., we reported the following workforce breakdown by ethnicity:

  • Asians: 27 percent, up 3.5 percent.
  • Hispanic or Latinos: 8 percent, up 3.4 percent.
  • African-Americans or black: 3 percent.
  • Two or more races: 2 percent.
  • Indigenous peoples, including Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, American Indians, Alaska Natives or Canadian First Nations: 1 percent.
  • Undisclosed ethnicities: 10 percent.
Diversity at Intuit

Equal Employment Opportunity 2016 Employer Information Report

 

We annually file our workforce demographics in the Employer Information Report EEO-1. Our numbers may vary slightly from the government’s report due to changes that have been made in the industry and in technology since the report was created in 1966. Therefore, we believe the information we provide on this site more accurately represents our true progress.

Bringing Diversity and Inclusion to Life

 

At Intuit, we encourage employees to bring their whole selves to work and to champion diversity. Here are some of the ways we continue to ensure that Intuit is a place where the world’s top talent is inspired to do the best work of their lives, innovate and make a difference.

Our 11 employee networks, open to everyone at Intuit, embrace cultural, ethnic and faith-based communities. Together, they facilitate career development, attract new talent, sponsor community involvement and act as a resource to the business.

 

Connecting Through Employee Networks

 

Our 11 employee networks, open to everyone at Intuit, embrace cultural, ethnic and faith-based communities. Together, they facilitate career development, attract new talent, sponsor community involvement and act as a resource to the business.

Asian Pacific Islander Network

Intuit Christian Action Network

Intuit Indian Network

Intuit Military Network

Intuit Muslim Awareness Network

Intuit Women’s Network

Latinos Connect at Intuit

Mosaic, the African Ancestry Network

Next Gen Network

Pride Network

 

Special Needs and Abilities Network

 

We also partner with a wide array of community, industry and academic organizations to further our efforts, including the Anita Borg Institute, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University, Out and Equal, the Sagebrush Conference and the Teach Access Project, where we are a founding member.

 

Expanding Our Workforce

Expanding diversity within our ranks starts with making a concerted effort to reach out to attract the best candidates from all walks of life and from all communities. We support and sponsor a variety of organizations and programs to help us find and attract top talent that reflect the communities where we live and work.

 

Code 2040 – As a Gold Sponsor partner, we support Code 2040’s efforts to create access, awareness, and opportunities for top black and Latino engineering talent in the San Francisco Bay Area to ensure their leadership in the innovation economy.


Results:
Students who become Code 2040 fellows have an opportunity to intern with one of Code 2040’s partner companies.

 

Intuit Again – This program in our India Development Center provides women technologists who have taken a break in their career with an opportunity


Results:
We’ve hosted two successful programs for 20 women, with 75 percent of the participants graduating to accept full-time jobs at Intuit or one of our partner organizations.

 

Joining Forces Initiative – Intuit is one of dozens of tech companies participating in this White House-sponsored effort to hire military veterans and their spouses. Companies have collectively pledged to create 94,000 jobs and 60,000 training certifications over the next five years, starting in 2016.

 

Results: Intuit hosted a boot camp, called DevSecOps, to train military veterans in cutting-edge technology for potential hiring into our security team.

 

Management Leadership for Tomorrow – This organization equips high-potential minorities in the Washington, D.C., area with personalized coaching and programs to help with career development and community impact.


Results:
We’ve hosted two successful programs for 20 women, with 75 percent of the participants graduating to accept full-time jobs at Intuit or one of our partner organizations.

 

Yes We Code – This experimental program in Oakland, Calif., will offer people from underrepresented minority communities the opportunity to take basic software coding courses and then participate in an intensive tech boot camp. Apprenticeships with Yes We Code’s partner companies are available for those completing boot camp.

 

Results: Intuit plans to host up to five apprentices for the next three years.

Supporting Emerging Talent and Leadership

We take pride in developing leaders, and recognize that leadership potential exists in everyone. At the same time, we support efforts to broaden access to technology careers, including sponsoring a number of programs and providing opportunities to encourage women and ethnic minorities to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Girls Who Code – Intuit partners with this national nonprofit organization that seeks to achieve gender parity in the workplace by 2020. Intuit was one of just three Bay Area locations to host a Girls Who Code Immersion program in the summer of 2015, giving high school sophomores and juniors hands-on experience in computing concepts, programming fundamentals, mobile phone development, robotics, and Web development and design. Intuit employees also serve as mentors, speakers and field trip chaperones.

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing – Through our sponsorship, we work to encourage and inspire women to pursue careers in technology. From keynote speeches to a booth staffed by our best technical women, we make an all-out effort to find potential employees in the talented crowd.

 

We conduct dozens of interviews at the event and when we find a match, we may make offers on the spot. We sent more than 100 women in technology to this year’s conference, with a goal of recruiting mid-career technologists and attracting new college graduates and interns. In addition, 20 Intuit employees delivered presentations on 15 topics, including “How to Build Your First Apple Watch App.”

Innovation@Imago Dei – Intuit employees are teaching the company’s innovative Design for Delight methodologies to students at this Tucson, Ariz., middle school with a population of 96 percent underrepresented minorities. The students created a business model to make a garden and sell food at farmers’ markets on weekends. Funds are used to purchase urban garden kits for families in their community.

 

Latino Outreach Advisory Group – Intuit is working with community organizations and leaders to help develop long-term relationships with the Latino community, and to help us build a diverse pipeline of talent for our workforce. 

Watermark – Intuit has a longstanding relationship with Watermark, a community of executive women coming together to connect, develop and advocate for the advancement of women in the workforce. We hosted this organization’s third annual Women’s Leadership Conference in 2016 and will do so again in 2017. Merline Saintil, head of operations for our chief technology officer, serves on the nonprofit organization’s board of directors.

Expanding Product Accessibility

 

Intuit strives to build compelling user experiences for all of our customers, regardless of their physical, sensory, communication, and cognitive abilities. This drive includes building an inclusive work space, customer outreach, and leading industry initiatives to educate and expand accessibility opportunities.

We host an Accessibility Boot Camp, training new engineers to build accessible products, use assistive technology, and understand our customers’ needs. Externally, we participated in the White House Disability and Inclusive Technology Summit, working with leaders from the tech industry, government agencies and universities to develop goals, share best practices, and establish the state of accessible technology and education.

Recognition

Our ongoing efforts have earned Intuit global recognition as a leader in diversity and inclusion, including:

 

Anita Borg Institute:

  • One of top 25 companies for women technologists, 2016

 

The Economist:

  • Ranked Intuit’s Pride Network among its Top 10 LGBT Employee Networks, and Intuit’s Women’s Network and Tech Women at Intuit among its Top 10 Women’s Employee Networks in 2016.

 

Fortune Magazine / Great Place to Work Institute:

  • Ranked Intuit as No. 13 among its 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity in December 2016; previously eighth-best Workplace for Asian Americans.
  • Best Workplaces in Canada for Women, 2011-2015.
  • India’s Best Companies to Work For – Supporting Women to Remain at Work, 2015-2016

 

Human Rights Campaign:

  • Awarded Intuit a 100 percent rating on its Corporate Equality Index, 2005-2016.

 

Watermark:

  • Impact Award, for supporting and developing senior female leaders, 2016.

 

Working Mother/AVTAR:

  • 100 Best Companies for Women in India, 2016.