We train employees to identify and counter unconscious bias they and their colleagues may hold. It's not just the right thing to do—it's essential to our success.Learn More
Be The Ally
This training gives all our employees common language and tools to address bias—whether conscious or unconscious—and space to practice standing up for others to build inclusion in the workplace.Learn More
We train managers to understand the issues team members from different backgrounds may face. Then, we help them manage bias across their teams and ensure all team members feel valued.Learn More
Managing a Respectful Workplace
All people managers and bootcamp mentors are required to attend this workshop covering Facebook’s policies and standards for understanding and maintaining respect in the workplace.
These interactive classroom training sessions help participants increase their ability to effectively make an impact and achieve breakthrough personal and professional development. Sessions include self reflection and assessment, network analysis, skills practice, peer feedback, and strategic action plan development.
This unique program is designed to help women in leadership focus on the personal and professional development challenges most relevant to each of them while fostering strong, supportive relationships with other women leaders. Participants work with professional coaches to develop personalized action plans and come together at a one-day summit to connect, build community, learn, and grow.
This program extends the impact of Women LEAD to the next generation of women leaders at an earlier stage of their leadership journeys, bringing 16 women together for a unique one-day learning exchange and ongoing post-event professional coaching. Participants learn how to coach and are coached through a challenging situation they each face to help them strengthen leadership skills, overcome challenges, and form a lasting, powerful peer group.
Roadmap to Impact
A sequence of self-paced, pre-start training materials for incoming software engineering interns at Facebook, this program gives students exposure to software engineering principles, tools, technologies, and soft skills they’ll use during their time here. This knowledge helps empower them to take ownership of their own professional development and ramp up quickly once they arrive.
Facebook Resource Groups (FBRGs)
FBRGs are inclusive groups that provide professional development and community support crucial to achieving our mission. These groups focus on characteristics shared by people in traditionally underrepresented and marginalized spheres, including gender, race, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, and identity and disability.Learn More
These annual gatherings for various communities provide an opportunity for various communities to gather, learn, share, and grow.
- Black@ Community Summit
- Latin@ Community Summit
- Pride@ Development Summit
- Women@ Development Summit
- Asian & Pacific Islanders@ Summit
Business Resource Groups (BRGs)
In addition to the company-wide FBRGs, Facebook has BRGs that foster opportunity and provide supportive resources for members of specific underrepresented communities within specific lines of business or Facebook teams.
- Women in Tech
- Women in Infra
- Latinos in Tech
- Black in Tech
Cultural Heritage Moments
Specific cultural months and days provide the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contributions, complexities, and richness of different cultural identities. They also provide a space for people at Facebook to ask questions and learn about different cultures while giving people who identify with different cultural identities the chance to share what they feel is most important for others to understand. These opportunities help us build a stronger intersectional community by allowing the space to share, create understanding, and develop trust. Cultural Connections is a celebration of the diversity of our new employees and a way to connect with them. We bring new hires together for networking and introductions to our Facebook Resource Groups.
We’ve embedded accessibility into the different departments that touch the product lifecycle, including research, design, and engineering. This approach has allowed our dedicated Accessibility Team to consider conditions like vision loss, hearing loss, motor disabilities and others that might influence interaction with technology as they work across the company to build external and internal tools that promote accessibility.
Also known as “Coaching Circles,” Facebook Circles are small support groups where participants can learn new skills, network, and help others solve problems in an engaging and confidential environment. Each circle, led by a Circle Leader, includes about eight to 10 peers who meet for about an hour every other week, over the course of two to three months.
- Lean In Circles dedicated to helping women support each other and learn new skills
- Black@ Family Circles and Latin@ La Familia Circles dedicated to helping Black, Latinx, and Hispanic people who’ve joined the Facebook team navigate their onboarding experiences and create lasting, meaningful community connections
- Ally Circles dedicated to helping everyone learn and grow in their efforts to be an ally to various communities
Real Talk Family Reunions
This event series brings together people who’ve participated in Black@ Family Circles and Latin@ La Familia Circles for open conversations about how to navigate Facebook culture. Senior leaders of color guide these sessions, offering “real talk”about important intersectional topics such as implicit organizational expectations and common pitfalls team members from underrepresented communities may experience.
Allyship Working Group
The Allyship Working Group is passionate about demystifying what it means to stand up, speak out, and work with and for others to end oppression and build equality. The Group helps people at Facebook to practice what they’ve learned in “Be the Ally” and continue to educate themselves on related topics, such as bias, privilege, oppression, and identity. Through regular, in-person events and an online group, they provide safe spaces for people at Facebook to be vulnerable, ask tough questions, and receive real answers and support.
Facebook’s Recruiting team partners with many external community-based, non-profit, and professional organizations to help people of many different backgrounds expand their skillsets, consider a career in tech, and understand the opportunities and work culture at Facebook.
Talent Engagement Program
The goal of Facebook’s Talent Engagement Program is to build a diverse community of top talent by engaging candidates and partnering with recruiting. The program helps our recruiters stay in touch with highly qualified people who are a part of underrepresented communities, want to work at Facebook, and have interviewed here but not yet found the right role.
Diverse Slate Approach
To increase the likelihood of hiring people from underrepresented groups, we apply a Diverse Slate Approach (DSA) to our interview process. The DSA sets the expectation that hiring managers and teams have the opportunity to consider underrepresented talent throughout each interview round, and before an offer is extended. Since we piloted the DSA in 2015, we’ve seen steady increases in hiring rates for underrepresented groups of people across all functions without major impact on the time it takes to fill positions.