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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment drives creativity, productivity, and ultimately, performance. The diversity of our employees—who they are and how they think—is a significant factor in our success.

We are committed to building a firm that better reflects the diversity of the world in which we live and work—a firm with representation across the spectrum of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and life experience. We are dedicated to ensuring that the D. E. Shaw group is a place where all employees feel welcome.

Our efforts to foster an equitable and inclusive workplace take many forms: our Diversity and Inclusion Committee unites people from across the firm to advance our objectives; our affinity groups promote community and encourage relationship building; and our fellowships, sponsorships, and other recruiting efforts introduce members of historically underrepresented groups in finance and technology to the work we do at the firm.

We are committed to making the D. E. Shaw group a place where all employees can reach their full potential.