Creating a workplace that works for everyone.

Diversity and inclusion
Shantanu Narayen, President and CEO, Adobe
“Much of Adobe’s success can be attributed to a simple belief that our founders instilled in our culture: Great ideas come from everywhere in the company. In today’s ultra-competitive environment, it’s critical to cultivate a strong, diverse workforce who bring their best ideas to work every day. We are committed to making Adobe a great place to work, where everyone can contribute and succeed.”
 — Shantanu Narayen, President and CEO, Adobe

Adobe is investing in three key areas to drive greater diversity and inclusion.

Building the industry pipeline
Adobe helps empower underrepresented youth through Black Girls Code.

Building the industry pipeline.

Adobe and the Adobe Foundation are working to diversify the tech industry through our Youth Coding Initiative, GenHERation sponsorship, GEM Fellowship program, and other strategic investments. We began partnering with Girls Who Code in 2013, and we've grown our commitment to now sponsor five sites and four employee instructors in the organization's alumnae and summer immersion programs. We also partner with nonprofits including Black Girls Code, CodeNowUrban Arts Partnership, Technovation and in 2015 added three new partners, ChickTech, City Year and Code as a Second Language, to further drive global impact.

Attracting diverse candidates.

We partner with Jopwell and LinkedIn to identify, recruit and hire exceptional and diverse talent, and we sponsor and recruit at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and National Society of Black Engineers conferences. We're designing programs to expand the ways we find and interact with candidates. And we've recently partnered with the NeuroLeadership Institute to develop a course for employees aimed at mitigating unconscious bias in decision-making.
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Attracting diverse candidates
Female employees find opportunities for career growth and work-life integration.
Enhancing our employee experience
Adobe celebrates LGBTQ employees by sponsoring Pride Parades across the U.S.

Enhancing our employee experience.

Our employee networks — AccessAdobe, AdobeProud (LGBTQ), Adobe & Women, Asian Employee Network, Black Employee Network, Hispanic & Latino Employee Network and Veterans Employee Network — help foster an inclusive work environment. We received a perfect score of 100 and the distinction of being a "Best Place to work for LGBT Equality" on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. Development programs for female employees include the Women's Executive Shadow Program, Worldwide Field Operations Leadership Circles, Voice & Influence Circles and WOMEN Unlimited. And we partner with Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research as well as Catalyst to access resources, research, events and a community of diversity and inclusion leaders.

In the news


Adobe releases diversity pay data for U.S. workforce.
Expanding family leave benefits.
In 2015 we announced exciting improvements to our family leave programs to better support working families. These changes make it easier for employees in the U.S. and India to care for a new child. 

In Australia, Adobe extends maternity leave to attract top talent. Read more ›
In Australia, Adobe joins corporations that support marriage equality. Read more ›
In Washington state, Adobe endorses the “No on I-1515” movement to ensure equal and fair treatment of transgender citizens. Read more ›
Adobe is featured by Girls Who Code for our support of this dynamic organization dedicated to teaching girls computer science. Read more ›
Adobe hosts 50+ young female leaders for GenHERation's Summer Discovery Days. Read more ›

Adobe Life stories.

Honoring our veterans

Honoring our veterans

Recognizing our employees who have served in the Armed Forces.
Cultivating leaders

Cultivating leaders

A day in the life: Adobe Women's Executive Shadow Program.
Giving back to our future

Giving back to our future

Spotlight on Randy R., Adobe Sr. Engineering Manager.
Career confessions

My Adobe Life

Spotlight on Sara P, Adobe Director, Program Management.
Adobe & Women Leadership Summit

Power of connecting

Five hundred employees attend our first-ever Adobe & Women Leadership Summit.
Celebrating Black History month

Celebrating Black History Month

Adobe celebrates Black History month.



Our diversity at a glance.

Our employee diversity is not where we would like it to be. We're investing to improve our diversity over the long term. 
Global Workforce
global workforce
People Managers
people managers
Technical Employees
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Ethnicity - U.S. Only
ethnicity - us only
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Source: 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report, Published May 2016
For more information see our EEO-1 report, which reflects the U.S. government reporting requirements.
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