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Pinterest and /dev/color advance Black talent in tech


At Pinterest, we’re on a mission to bring everyone the inspiration to create a life they love, and that mission starts with building a workforce that is representative of the world we live in and where everyone feels a sense of belonging. We believe that diverse and inclusive teams build better products and are essential to growth and innovation. That is why we are specifically making a strategic investment in Black tech talent.

Building a diverse pipeline requires intention so we’re always looking for like-minded partners with shared values to advance inclusivity and diversity. That is why we are excited about our multi-year, multi-million-dollar partnership with /dev/color – a global career accelerator for Black software engineers, technologists, and executives. 

“Pinterest is proud to partner with /dev/color to advance our common goal of ensuring that the future of technology is representative of Black talent, and the Black community as a whole,’’ said Nichole Barnes Marshall, Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Pinterest. “Through this strategic partnership, we will continue to invest in programs that will develop, empower and accelerate Black tech talent within and beyond Pinterest. We look forward to the future with our friends and partners at /dev/color.”

Pinterest and /dev/color’s ongoing work together focuses on advancing careers of Black engineers and technology leaders at Pinterest, recruiting Black technologists at all levels and specialties with a focus on machine learning, and building relationships with historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the country for future partnership and sponsorship opportunities.

“We’re thrilled to take our work with Pinterest to the next level to support Black technologists and leaders throughout the industry. Together, we will invest in Black software engineers, executives, and founders in ways that are real and sustained” said Rhonda Allen, Chief Executive Officer of /dev/color. 

Last year, Pinterest was a sponsor for /dev/color’s signature annual conference for Black software engineers and industry leaders. And in July 2022, Pinterest once again was a proud sponsor of this year’s /dev/color in motion (#DCIM22) event, where we hosted a panel of Pinterest engineers that talked about designing a workplace people love, and we had a booth for attendees to learn more about Pinterest and what a career with us could look like.

At Pinterest, we are constantly evaluating our initiatives and efforts to increase diverse representation across our workforce, and are committed to building a platform that reflects our 400+ million users around the world. We look forward to growing our partnership with /dev/color, and continuing to reach new milestones. To learn more about our I&D efforts, see our latest I&D report.

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