Diversity & Inclusion

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Kim Manigault

At PayPal, people are at the heart of everything we do. We’re committed to fostering a sense of belonging through global, inclusive and equitable practices that drive impact across all aspects of our business and the communities we serve.

- Kim Jenkins, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion

We’re cultivating a vibrant and diverse workforce

At PayPal, our mission is one that is inclusive and empowering by nature – to allow every person the ability to fully and equitably participate in the global economy. We believe this mission starts from the inside, by building a global team of employees that respects and supports each other, reflects the communities where we work and live and the diversity of the customers we serve. As we’ve grown to over 23,000 employees, representing more than 140 nationalities located in more than 30 countries, we remain committed to promoting inclusion around the world. We embrace a diverse workforce that includes people of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, abilities, and those who bring diversity of thought, opinion, experience, and leadership styles — and all other characteristics — that make people unique.

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We’re committed to creating a fully inclusive environment for all PayPal employees.
Our Employee Resource Groups are one way we help build community.

We’re committed to equity

We’ve achieved 100% global gender pay equity and U.S. ethnic pay equity for four years in a row, and we remain committed to advancing equity at every level.

In October of 2018, we launched our Diverse Hiring Initiative with the aim of bringing in external diverse talent at the Director+ level through the introduction of diverse candidate slates in the recruiting process. In 2019, 34% of our open positions were filled by externally sourced diverse candidates. Given Inclusion continues to be one of our core values at PayPal, we are excited to announce that in 2020 the Diverse Hiring initiative expanded to all roles to ensure we have a diverse candidate slate in the recruiting process.

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We’re committed to progress and transparency

As part of a larger commitment to advance racial equity, we recently committed $15 million to strengthen our internal diversity and inclusion programs to foster greater awareness, build equity, and support recruiting, hiring and career advancement of Black and minority employees. This also includes increased funding for our Employee Resource Groups as well as supporting our community partners through pro bono work and secondments by our employees.

Our diversity data is a critical measure for how we assess our performance in building a truly inclusive workforce throughout all parts of the Company. We report on our diversity numbers in our Global Impact Report and regularly review best practices to ensure we provide transparent reporting and disclosures on our workforce demographics. Since 2015, we have made various improvements in diversity at PayPal:


increase in total diversity at VP+


increase in female tech roles


increase in ethnic minorities at Director+

Data shows increases from 2015 to 2019.

2019 Global Gender Diversity
2019 US Ethnic Diversity

Diversity & Inclusion Recognition

We have been recognized with several notable awards that highlight our efforts to build a more inclusive workplace and world.

  • Bloomberg
  • Americas Most JUST Companies
  • HRC
  • Forbes

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