Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Rapid7

At Rapid7, we fundamentally believe that every person deserves an equal opportunity to build an exceptional career and that diversity of mindset is integral to the growth and success of our company.
Corey Thomas, Chairman & CEO

Our people come from different backgrounds all over the world

At Rapid7, we celebrate people bringing diverse perspectives to the table as we work together to help create a secure digital future for everyone.

Diversity of backgrounds and mindsets help us close gaps in experience and spark innovation. A deep commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is core to the strength and success of our business. It empowers our communities, makes our company healthier, and makes our customers more secure. It’s also, quite simply, the right thing to do. Not just for us, but for the advancement of our industry and our world. This is why we are building a place where everyone feels welcome to be their authentic selves.

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Empowering people in 2023

From the ways we’re reimagining the makeup of our teams at our new offices, to our ambitious Diversity, Equity & Inclusion goals for the year ahead, read our 2023 Social Good Report for a detailed look at how we’re building opportunities for those that the cybersecurity community often overlooks.

Values driving our community

We’re committed to bringing together people from different backgrounds and investing in programs that nurture pathways for the future talent of our tech community. This commitment is fueled by two of our core values: Be an Advocate and Bring You. We advocate for customers, underrepresented groups, and one another, to create a more connected and collaborative experience for all; and we want every person to feel empowered to embrace their own uniqueness and feel comfortable bringing their true self to work.

Values Driving Community
Values Driving Community

Connecting, collaborating, and growing at Rapid7

We refer to our people at Rapid7 as Moose, a word that remains unchanged in both its singular and plural forms. It’s one of the many ways we work to build an internal sense of camaraderie and community. We’re one Moose and proud of the diverse perspectives that strengthen our herd.

Here are some notable initiatives helping to make Rapid7 a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive home for every Moose.

Internal Community Groups

At Rapid7, we believe that everyone has a role to play in creating an inclusive environment. We regularly create intentional moments for our people to educate themselves on the lived experience of others and grow on their personal journey of inclusion. Our goal is that anyone, no matter their background can come to Rapid7, be proud of who they are and do their best work ever.

Community and Culture are a big deal here, our Rapid Impact Groups (RIGs) are supported by the business and driven by our employees. Groups are action-oriented, focused on the elevation of the community and regularly find ways to support one another through channels of intersectionality.

Inclusive Benefits

  • Offices designed to be inclusive to all Moose, with gender-neutral restrooms and showers and mother’s suites
  • Competitive maternity and paternity leave for expectant parents
  • Pay equity regardless of gender or race, confirmed by routine surveys and external specialist review
  • Curated and gamified courses on diversity, inclusion, and belonging through Linkedin Learning and in house developed resources
  • Regular elevations rooted in increasing capacity for understanding, building community, and connection.

Nurturing diversity in tech and education

To systematically improve the diversity and strength of our industry, we’re making investments that create opportunities for those that may not otherwise pursue STEM related jobs. We work together with schools, universities, and other groups globally to fuel STEM interest in youth from under-served communities, providing support and guidance in the form of donations, volunteer work, mentoring, and education.

Hack Diversity

How we are involved:

  • Rapid7 is a founding member
  • We have sourced interns from the program, some of whom have transitioned to full-time employees at Rapid7
  • We’ve made significant annual financial contributions and have committed to hiring fellows each summer
  • Focus: 100% increase in the number of Black and Latinx technical talent in the innovation economy in Boston. Hack.Diversity recruits Black and Latinx students pursuing careers in software engineering, data analytics, information technology, and UX/UI design into the city’s fastest-growing companies — training, coaching and mentoring both employer and employee throughout the experience

How we are involved:

  • Rapid7 is a Sponsor and Initial Investor
  • Focus: Achieve the consistent representation of women and minorities in cybersecurity through programs designed to foster recruitment, inclusion and retention – one person at a time.

Higher Education

How we are involved:

  • Queen’s University, Belfast
    • Supporting their computer science and security programming curriculum, and hiring of over 100 placement students into our Belfast office.
  • University of Canberrra STEM Education Research Center
    • SERC is undertaking groundbreaking research in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, using innovative technology to assist children's learning

How we are involved:

As a corporate sponsor, we are aligned to Cyversity’s mission of increasing and maintaining consistent representation from historically marginalized and untapped communities and remain committed to elevating local chapter leaders, supporting events, collaborating on thought leadership and more.

How we are involved:

In 2023, the Rapid7 Cyber Security Foundation committed $1.5 million to the University of South Florida with the goal of creating a Cyber Threat Intelligence Lab which in turn could create onramps to cyber careers for one of the most diverse student populations in the United States.  This partnership has also enabled USF researchers to garner grants from the National Science Foundation and Office of Naval focusing on how to train students for real-world SOC roles.

How we are involved:

As the first-ever jersey patch partner of the Boston Bruins, we are driven by our organizations’ shared values and shared commitment to strengthening our communities. Our partnership with TD Garden began in 2017 when we broke ground at our Boston headquarters and partnered with Delaware North (the Bruins holding company) to revitalize the city’s technology community. This new phase of our partnership is an incredible opportunity for our combined brands to make an even bigger, more lasting impact for our communities and customers around the world. Over the past two seasons, we have collaborated with the Bruins around their Teacher Appreciation, Military, and Women in Sports game nights.  We have also collaborated with the Bruins to create STEM days at Warrior Ice Arena allowing Boston-based, middle school students an inside glimpse into varying aspects of hockey from passing angles, force and friction of a shot, kinetic energy of a pick drop and the science behind resurfacing ice.

What Rapid7 looks like today

We know that a commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture extends far beyond any metrics—we also believe there’s value in setting measurable goals and being transparent about what our company looks like today.

In a largely white and male industry, Rapid7 hopes to create a gold standard and clear blueprint that all of cybersecurity can look to as we work together to empower the diverse workforce of the future.

For more information on how we're doing and where we're heading, read our 2023 Social Good Report.

2023 Social Good Report

Help us build something special

In the months and years ahead, we’ll keep pioneering new ways to empower people. We’ll never stop holding ourselves accountable as we transform the makeup of our industry to better reflect our customers and communities.

Learn how you can help us build something special as we work together to create a secure digital future for all.