Jan 21, 2020
"2U is committed to equity and inclusion, and being chosen for the Bloomberg Gender-Equity Index is a welcomed acknowledgment of our commitment to fostering greater diversity," 2U Chief People Officer Rani Hammond said. "We're incredibly proud of the strong progress we've made, and we also recognize that important work still lies ahead of us in our ongoing efforts to advance women's equality and equity at 2U."
The 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index tracks and highlights the performance of public companies that are trailblazers in their commitment to transparent gender-data reporting and advancing women globally, using voluntarily disclosed workplace gender data for fiscal year 2018. The companies included on the index had a GEI score "above a globally-established threshold" established by
This recognition reflects 2U's investment in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the organization. In 2019, the company conducted its annual pay equity analysis and found that 2U stood out positively among tech companies for the gender balance of its workforce and the absence of systemic pay equity disparities. 2U cultivates a strong sense of engagement for specific communities and their allies through its Business Resource Networks (BRNs)—employee-led groups that foster a diverse, inclusive workplace and offer a forum for networking, professional development, and multicultural celebrations. 2U's BRNs include: Black Engagement Network, Women's Alliance Network, and LGBTQ+ Network. 2U has also established "Mosaic," a D&I steering committee that strives to ensure a workplace environment that is free of prejudice and bias and that celebrates the differences and uniqueness of all employees.
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