Inclusion & Diversity
Netflix’s greatest impact is in storytelling. Stories like 13th, Disclosure, Selena, Da 5 Bloods, Special and The Half of It broaden representation, empathy and understanding. We create and connect these stories to people all around the globe - removing the barriers of language, device, ability or connectivity. Better representation on-screen starts with representation in the office. Our work has to be internal first, so it can impact what we do externally. We believe we’ll do that better if our employees come from different backgrounds, and if we create an environment of inclusion and belonging for them.
INCLUSION ON-SCREEN STARTS WITH INCLUSION IN THE OFFICE.
Sowing the Seeds: Inclusion Takes Root at Netflix
2020 Inclusion Report
2020 Inclusion Report
Since 2017, we have been building the foundation for inclusion to take root within Netflix. Read what we’ve been up to in our 2020 Inclusion Report. Here, we provide a snapshot of representation within the company, how we plan to increase it, and how we cultivate a community of belonging and allyship.
Inclusion Unlocks Innovation
Diversity and inclusion unlocks our ability to innovate and to be creative. It brings different lived experiences and perspectives to a problem, so that we’re solving them in new ways. And we’re able to better entertain our current and future members and make an impact in the world. When we get that right, magic is possible. We’re uplifting stories about Black British lives. We’re chronicling the life of a gay man with cerebral palsy on TV, a first. We’re moving some of our cash into Black banks. Inclusion is at the heart of so many of these moments.
The Black Banks Initiative
The Black British Stories Collection
Community and Belonging
We want employees to feel like they have a home here. That they belong. And that’s possible when they feel reflected at work. One way to feel reflected is for people to see themselves represented at different levels of the company, in different hallways and virtual meeting rooms. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are vital to creating this sense of inclusion and belonging. ERGs are communities of employees who create space to connect on their shared experiences. We have 15 ERGs serving Latinx, veteran, Black, and disability communities to name a few (full list below).
Beyond the Benefits
Being Latino, There is No One Size Fits All
Netflix Employees Explain What Being Black Means to Them
Employee Resource Groups
AccessibilityPeople With Disabilities and Their Allies
AENAsian and Pacific Islander Employees and Allies
Black@NetflixBlack Employees and Allies
Dream@NetflixImmigrant Populations and Allies
L'ChaimCulturally Jewish Employees and Allies
Mental HealthDestigmatizing Mental Health in the Workplace
MulticulturalEmployees Who Identify as Multicultural and Allies.
Pride@NetflixLGBTQ+ employees and allies
SomosNetflixLatinX Employees and Allies
Swana+Employees From Southwest Asia, North Africa, Neighboring Regions, and Allies
The VillageParent Employees, Caretakers and Allies
Trans*Trans, Non-binary, Gender Non-Conforming Employees and Allies
VetflixVeteran Employees and Allies
Women@NetflixWomen Employees and Allies
Indigenous@NetflixIndigenous, Native, First Nation Employees and Their Allies
Representation: Workforce Demographics for Q3 2021*
Since 2013, we’ve published diversity data quarterly here. We’ve made good progress, but we’re nowhere near where we want to be. Our inclusion recruiting programs team helps narrow our gaps in representation by: training our recruiting team on inclusive hiring, creating access for emerging talent, and building diverse networks by partnering with organizations and hosting events for potential candidates. You can dig deeper into the data in our 2020 Inclusion Report below, or into our U.S. EEO-1 filing by clicking here for 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.
*Race/Ethnicity data is US only. Gender data is worldwide. All data is self-reported.
Our employees should recognize themselves in our company policies and practices, regardless of factors like their religion, family responsibilities, gender identities, and disabilities. On equitable pay, we routinely analyze and closes out pay disparities when we find them, including an annual compensation review. And we offer inclusive benefits: flexible parental leave policy, a family forming benefit, and transgender and non-binary care in our U.S. health plans.
Addressing Anti-Blackness Part 1 of 2
Addressing Anti-Blackness Part 2
ION: Increasing Representation in Production