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Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity & Inclusion at GitLab

Over 100,000 organizations utilize GitLab across the globe and we aim to have a team that is representative of our users.

Diversity & Inclusion is a fundamental body of work to the success of GitLab. We aim to make a significant impact in our efforts to foster an environment where everyone can thrive. We are designing a multidimensional approach to ensure that GitLab is a place where people from every background and experiences in life feel they belong and can contribute. Collaborative work is one major component of our work. We truly aim to uphold a culture which embodies transparency, opportunity and open communication.

GitLab's Definition of Diversity & Inclusion

Although Diversity & Inclusion are often used interchangeably and can also be defined in several ways, it is helpful to understand how to differentiate between the two. Here at GitLab it is described in the following way:

Values

Inclusive teams are naturally more engaged, collaborative and innovative. We aim to align our values to be reflective of our company wide commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

In addition, the very nature of our company is to facilitate and foster inclusion. We believe in asynchronous communication, we allow flexible work hours. GitLab team-members are encouraged to work when and where they are most comfortable.

Fully Distributed and Completely Connected

The GitLab team is fully distributed across the globe, providing our team the opportunity to connect with each others cultures, celebrations and unique traditions. We collaborate professionally and connect personally! Our unique remote team opens our door to everyone. Candidates are not limited by geography and we champion this approach, to the extent that it’s possible, for all companies!

GitLab team-member Data

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Inclusion at GitLab

Gitlab is growing significantly, making it imperative to continuously foster community and build allyship. Diversity and Inclusion are crucial to building a collaborative company wide culture. We aim to retain all great talent.

What We Are Doing with Diversity & Inclusion at GitLab:

What We Are Working on with Diversity & Inclusion:

Employee Training and learning opportunities

Community

GitLab team-members are distributed across the globe, giving us access to an array of opportunity. We encourage collaboration with global organizations and programs that support underrepresented individuals in the tech industry. GitLab also provides additional support through the Diversity Sponsorship program. GitLab Diversity Sponsorship program. We offer funds to help support the event financially and, if the event is in a city we have a GitLab team-member, we get hands-on by offering to coach and/or give a talk whenever possible.

Mentorship

GitLab team-members can benefit from a mentoring program because they will contribute to the development of a better-trained and engaged community. Mentors will help mentees learn the culture, develop relationships across the organization, learn how to navigate throughout Gitlab and identify skills that could be strengthened.

Additional Resources and Training Opportunities

Never done

We recognize that having an inclusive organization is never done. If you work at GitLab please consider joining our #inclusion chat channel. If you don't work for us please email cwilliams@gitlab.com our Diversity and Inclusion Partner with suggestions and or concerns.

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