Partnering to build a diverse workforce
At Google, we care deeply about hiring, retaining, and progressing a workforce that reflects the billions of users we serve. To help underrepresented communities continue to feel at home at Google, we work closely with 60+ organizations that are dedicated to advancing global workforce diversity.
Since 2016, Google has scored 100 for the Disability Equality Index (DEI) and been recognized as a “best place to work for disability inclusion.”
Since 2016, Google has partnered with Disability:IN to ensure our workplace is one where people with disabilities can thrive. In 2020, we continued our commitment to the Inclusion Works initiative by collaborating with Disability:IN and other corporate participants to build out best practices for creating inclusive work spaces, products, and programs. Google also participates in the Disability Equality Index (DEI) and has been recognized as a DEI “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” each year since 2019. Our partnership is brought to life by dedicated members of our Disability Alliance community, which Disability:IN named its 2020 ERG of the Year.
Employees & Culture
Building belonging at Google
Google is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our employees thrive when we get this right. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our employees, customers, and users. We endeavor to build products that work for everyone by including perspectives from backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and national origin. By building a workforce that is more representative of our users and a workplace that creates a sense of belonging for everyone, we are building a better Google - together.
Here’s how we’re creating a more inclusive Google
We are accelerating efforts to ensure every Googler—and in particular those from underrepresented groups—experience Google as an inclusive workplace.
Support grassroots employee communities
At Google our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have more than 250 chapters globally - providing community, personal and professional development opportunities for Googlers from underrepresented communities.
Supporting Africans at Google
As part of the Black Googler Network, Africans@ is focused on building and maintaining a community that feels like home for Africans at Google while providing a platform to bring awareness to Google & the Tech community about Africa-focused initiatives.
Asian Googlers Network
Supporting the diverse and multicultural Asian community at Google
The Asian Google Network (AGN) promotes professional development and community outreach for the Asian community at Google. AGN holds many events throughout the year to celebrate events like Lunar New Year, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and Autumn Moon Festival. AGN also offers an annual mentorship program that supports hundreds of members each year.
Black Googlers Network
Supporting the Black community at Google
The Black Googler Network (BGN) is an employee resource group of Googlers with a mission to cultivate Black leaders at Google and beyond, empower the communities where we operate, and transform the tech industry to reflect the diversity of its users. Members of BGN sponsor many events throughout the year, including month-long activities for Black History Month, mentoring, and volunteer opportunities.
Connecting Googlers affected by disabilities
The Disability Alliance is a group for Google employees who care about disability, learning differences, special needs, or neurodiversity, whether for themselves or a child, relative, or friend. The group shares advice, advocates, and builds awareness, and is passionate about creating innovative and inclusive teams, products, education, and workplaces.
Filipino Googler Network
Celebrating the Filipino community at Google
The Filipino Googler Network (FGN) focuses on organizing internal events that help build a stronger sense of belonging, creating programs that encourage professional development, and finding opportunities to connect with the wider global Filipino community.
Google Aboriginal & Indigenous Network
Supporting Native and Aboriginal Googlers
The Google Aboriginal & Indigenous Network (GAIN) is dedicated to leveraging Google's resources and energy to make a positive impact in the Aboriginal & Indigenous community. The group works to increase career opportunities at Google and promote STEM education for Aboriginal & Indigenous communities. GAIN also builds partnerships between Google teams and initiatives with external Aboriginal & Indigenous-owned nonprofits and business groups.
Google Veterans Network
Supporting veterans and military families
The Google Veterans Network (VetNet) is a community for those who have served or currently serve in the military, military families, and their supporters. VetNet works across Google to attract, recruit and retain top military talent, and with external partners to extend the network’s impact in the community.
Creating community for Googlers "of a certain age"
The Greyglers help Google succeed by sharing their experience and by advocating for the needs of Googlers and users as they age. As company elders, the Greyglers advocate for policy change within Google, promote awareness of age diversity and issues related to age, and support transitions throughout Googler careers, so that Google remains a workplace that works for everyone.
Hispanic Googlers Network (HOLA)
Supporting the Latinx community at Google
HOLA’s members are committed to the representation, advancement, and inclusion of Hispanic Googlers and their allies worldwide. HOLA hosts events throughout the year to foster a sense of 'familia' by educating Googlers about Hispanic culture, provides mentorship opportunities, and empowers growth and volunteer opportunities in the Hispanic community.
Indus Google Network
Connecting with the South Asian community at Google
The Indus Googler Network (IGN) aims to build a platform for professional and social activities for those with an affinity towards South Asian culture. IGN activities include community service, outreach programs, and cultural celebrations such as Diwali and Holi.
Inter Belief Network
Promoting inclusion at work and in Google's products for a diversity of belief-based or belief-related communities
The Inter Belief Network (IBN) aims to create a culture of inclusion, tolerance, and mutual understanding at Google for a diversity of beliefs, where Googlers of all beliefs feel welcome, included, and supported. IBN also aims to ensure that the voices of belief-based communities are represented in Google’s products. IBN consists of multiple member chapters representing specific communities of interest, including but not limited to: Buddhists, Christians, Jewglers, Muslims.
Providing a platform for Iranians at Google
The Iranian Googlers provide a platform for empowerment, mentorship, and networking while strengthening communication and collaboration with other Googlers, culturally and professionally. The Iranian Googlers are a strong voice in the Google community, and focus their collective efforts on advocacy, products, and community outreach.
Supporting the mixed race and mixed ethnicity community at Google
The Mixed Googlers employee resource group is a dedicated community for mixed race and mixed ethnicity Googlers and allies. We hold fun socials, interesting talks on important topics, and share helpful resources.
PRIDE at Google
Creating a supportive, inclusive Google for LGBTQ+ employees.
PRIDE at Google is comprised of LGBTQ+ Googlers and their allies. The group not only leads the way in celebrating Pride around the world, but also informs programs and policies so that Google remains a workplace that works for everyone.
Trans at Google
Advocating for transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, gender variant, intersex, non-binary & questioning employees
Trans at Google seeks to ensure that the company’s products and policy stances are inclusive of all gender identities and expressions. Trans at Google also highlights the needs and concerns of our users from trans and gender non-conforming communities globally.
Advocating for gender equity
Women@Google is our largest global employee network, and is committed to empowering all women at Google by connecting, developing, and retaining female talent, creating a culture of inclusion, and making social impact in local communities. Women@ provides networking and mentoring opportunities, professional development, and community to Googler women across 52 countries.