Diversity in the Workplace Following New Supreme Court Rulings

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is steadfast and remains unchanged.

Four college students working on a screen
Four college students working on a screen

Today, we are discouraged to learn that the Supreme Court has overturned the precedent that supported affirmative action in higher education for more than 50 years. These rulings effectively eliminate the consideration of race as a factor in the college admission process and will have a far-reaching impact on the diversity of college campuses in the future and may impact our pipeline of talent from certain educational institutions where we recruit new talent.

At Intuit, our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is steadfast and remains unchanged. As role models and advocates for diverse and inclusive work environments, we firmly believe that it is our responsibility as a company to take action in areas where we can make a positive impact.

We believe in doing what’s right, always. We know we are stronger together. Supporting policies that advance and foster diversity is essential to bringing differing voices and perspectives to the table and inspiring creativity and innovation among our employees, allowing us to address our diverse customers’ challenges, 

A diverse and inclusive environment starts with representation. We achieve this by diversifying our talent pipeline, which leads to representation across all levels of the organization. Throughout their Intuit journey, we support our employees by providing equity training to continuously foster a more inclusive and engaged culture. We also focus on equitable talent practices and policies, which address pay equity, performance management, and promotions.

While we’ve made progress, we must continue to do more, especially when it comes to having a greater representation of underrepresented and historically marginalized groups within our employee population. We’ve now intentionally and clearly included in our company’s True North Goals the percentage of women in technology roles as well as the percentage of our total workforce composed of underrepresented groups. To help meet those goals, we have 15 external DEI partnerships focused on underrepresented groups, as well as partnerships with HBCUs, and an apprenticeship program providing a non-traditional pathway into technical roles at Intuit. 

We’ve known that we can’t rely on any one recruitment pipeline to bring in diverse and qualified talent for our company. As the impacts of these rulings are felt in the near term and over the next several years, we’re prepared to do the necessary work to build on our existing pipelines and new pipelines to meet our DEI goals.

Our commitment to DEI extends to our customers and communities, where we provide fair access to our global financial technology platform, promote inclusion through governmental advocacy, philanthropy and partnerships, and aim to make positive contributions to the communities we serve.

We’re proud of this work, and we’re not slowing down. It’s critical that we uphold our commitments to helping people achieve more than what they thought possible. Our work and mission impacts the lives of millions of people around the world and we will continue to propel forward as we help make the world a better place.

Humera Shahid
Humera Shahid

Written by Humera Shahid

Humera Shahid is the Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer and VP of Talent Development at Intuit. She leads the Talent Development and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) teams. The Talent Development team focuses on leveraging data and technology to deepen Intuit’s understanding of the workforce and discover what employees need to be effective in their respective roles, both today and for the future. In the DEI space, the team is committed to ensuring equity and fairness across all of Intuit’s hiring, retention, learning, promotion and pay policies, practices and programs to create a more equitable and inclusive culture.

Humera joined Intuit in 2019 and, as a small business owner herself, has connected personally to the company’s mission to power prosperity around the world. She has over 20 years of experience in the talent field focused on growing companies fueled by highly engaged and diverse talent. Her aim is to be at the intersection of personal development and business impact which yields a powerful combination that unlocks unrivaled innovation for all employees.

While her background covers a broad range of talent‐focused disciplines, her passion lies with looking at people experiences holistically that supports our DEI goals and allows individuals to do the best work of their lives by learning new skills, taking on challenging assignments and growing their career in a thriving organization.