This morning, company culture and compensation data platform Comparably launched its first series of workplace awards in 2018, and we’re thrilled to share that our CEO at HubSpot Brian Halligan has been named in the top five of Best CEOs for Diversity in 2018 and Best CEOs for Women in 2018. These recognitions are based on HubSpot employees’ reviews on Comparably over the past year. (Visit HubSpot’s Comparably profile here.) Thank you to our employees globally for sharing their feedback and for making HubSpot's culture and leadership team better, and more inclusive every day!
Today's recognitions are more humbling than ever as our CEO, leaders, and employees are on a mission to make HubSpot a company where where you can bring your authentic, whole self to work. Our goal with diversity and inclusion programming at HubSpot is to create a globally inclusive culture spanning diversity of gender identity, age, ethnicity, nationality, color, sexual orientation, language, perspective, economic status, and more.
HubSpot's diversity and inclusion initiatives include active Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): PoCAH (People of Color at HubSpot), the LGBTQ+ Alliance, Women@HubSpot, and ParentSpot. These ERGs provide support, resources, and community for underrepresented groups at HubSpot, and have executive sponsors who help move employee feedback to action.
On the hiring side externally, HubSpot's Rooney Rule is a recruiting practice we implemented a few years ago to encourage a more diverse candidate pipeline for senior positions at the company. With this Rule, for every Director-level or above position, hiring managers must interview at least one diverse or female candidate at the face-to-face stage. Additionally, over the past few years, we've introduced events and workshops including First-Gens in Tech, ConnectED, and Women's Web App Workshops aimed at empowering traditionally underrepresented groups in the tech industry to pursue careers by providing the skills, trainings, and support to get started.
Of course, we are not the company we believe HubSpot can be. We aspire to become more diverse in our team but also in our thinking. These recognitions from Comparably are a strong testament that HubSpot's leaders, namely our CEO, are active in making that happen and committed to growing a better, more inclusive organization.
Last year, Brian Halligan was named a Highest Rated CEO by Glassdoor, and the #2 Best CEO of 2017 by Comparably. Check out a few anonymous employee reviews below from Comparably about our leadership team and CEO:
- "I have never worked for a stronger leadership team. I love the transparency, honesty and human-ness that they use to do what they do." - Employee in the Engineering department
- "From managers to execs, HubSpot leaders embrace and live out transparency. We know what they're working on, challenged by, and concerned about, and we usually know why. This empower them to really challenge us to work hard, but the ecosystem is supportive too." - Employee in the Customer Success department
- "Leadership is super accessible and transparent. If you want to meet with someone in the C-Suite, the option is there to you. HubSpot is remarkably transparent both internally and externally." - Employee in the Marketing department
- "Brian and Dharmesh are incredibly approachable." - Employee in the IT Department