Deepening our commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging is essential to our mission of building an economy that works for everyone. We are working to create a culture that inspires people to do the best work of their careers. Embracing the diverse backgrounds, abilities, and perspectives that make up PayPal makes us better. When we live our values of inclusion, innovation, collaboration, and wellness, we all belong — and anything is possible.

Diversity The value we each bring based on our individual characteristics and traits. It’s who we are.

BelongingThe feeling of security and support when there is a sense of acceptance, inclusion, and identity.

InclusionOur commitment to respect, appreciate, and value the diversity amongst us. Inclusion requires action.

EquityOur established strategies, policies, and practices that minimize barriers in the workplace.

How We're Getting There

Inclusion is a core value of our business and helps drive our mission to democratize financial services. We are committed to cultivating an environment where employees and customers feel valued and supported.

We strive to attract, develop, retain, and invest in a diverse global workforce.

We Champion Inclusion

Across PayPal’s global workforce, we focus on reinforcing our values to help every one of our employees feel a sense of pride and belonging. From engaging diverse talent through implementing development and retention initiatives, we’re committed to nurturing a culture where everyone belongs, encourages personal growth, treats everyone fairly, and promotes workforce wellness.

We support initiatives such as the Veteran Jobs Mission, AfroTech, Lesbians Who Tech Summit, and Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement, which serve as invaluable channels to meet and attract today’s top global talent. Once we’ve welcomed an employee to PayPal, we work hard to provide our global community with opportunities for lifelong learning. Employees are encouraged to access thousands of learning courses, career development workshops focused on internal mobility and women in leadership, and PayPal’s Technology Leadership and Emerging Leader programs. To ensure our teams have all the tools they need to grow, we’ve invested in resources for managers to lead productive and inclusive teams, including the new Equitable Leadership learning experiences.

We achieved 100% pay equity in the U.S. for Black, Latin American, and Asian women, as compared to white male peers, and 100% global gender and overall U.S. ethnic pay equity.

Partnership Spotlight

Women In Product (WIP)

Founded by Manie Schweigert, a Senior Product Manager at PayPal, WIP is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women in and across the product management sector and advocating for equal participation. Since 2016, WIP has launched 11 chapters across the U.S. and around the world.

Learn about Women in Product
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Partnership Spotlight

Howard University

Beginning in 2020, PayPal partnered with Howard University graduate students working on Internet of Things security research projects. Centered around infrastructure security, the program provides students an opportunity to experience and learn from real-life cybersecurity issues.

Learn about the graduate program
Partnership Spotlight


In February 2021, as part of PayPal’s $535 million commitment to racial equity, we announced a multi-year partnership with CodeHouse to uplift Black, Latin American, and Native American students and help create a strong pipeline between students of color and industry-leading companies.

Learn about CodeHouse

Transparent Reporting

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 comprehensive diversity metrics in our annual Global Impact Report and regularly review best practices to ensure we provide transparent reporting and disclosures on our workforce demographics, including publicly releasing our U.S. EEO-1 reports.


2021 total workforce 1 representing 150+ nationalities across 30+ countries


Employees engaged in our 8
Employee Resource Groups across 135 chapters spanning 25+ countries


Launched expanded self-ID options in 2021 (veteran, non-binary gender, LGBTQ+)


2021 U.S. ethnic workforce representation2


Global gender and U.S. ethnic pay equity


2021 diverse workforce representation 3

  • As of December 31, 2021
  • Ethnically diverse includes Asian, Black, LatinX, and Other.
  • Total diverse workforce representation is currently defined as Global women and U.S. ethnically diverse men.

Awards and Recognition

Supplier Diversity

PayPal’s Supplier Diversity program provides resources to enable existing and prospective diverse suppliers to make the most of their engagement with PayPal. This includes everything from assisting in diversity certification, accelerating the onboarding process, and providing ongoing education and support for excelling as a diverse PayPal vendor.

Learn about our commitment to supplier diversity
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