Building an Inclusive Community at Wayfair
Our appreciation for each employee and the type of culture we are building to support them has become an even greater priority in recent years. So, we doubled down on our commitment. We worked to find the right talent to drive our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We explored internal data to provide insights to guide us. We refined the definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion to provide a solid understanding of what they mean at Wayfair.
The goal of our work to elevate diversity, equity, and inclusion is to create a sense of belonging and an environment where all people can choose to be who they are — no exceptions and no apologies. We do this work on behalf of all Wayfairians who we want to feel welcome and able to bring their full selves to work.
Our Focus Areas
We have grouped our action, and this report, into four distinct areas:
Wayfair will continue to invest in diverse talent, foster a culture of learning across all levels of the organization, and hold our leadership accountable.
• Appreciate how our DEI commitment makes our business better
• Learn how to apply a DEI lens in their day-to-day work
• Continue taking action to increase workforce diversity by amplifying workplace inclusion
Who Makes Up Our Community?
Our People Analytics team analyzes quantitative and qualitative data by considering intersectionality as well as specific dimensions of diversity (e.g., gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, disability) to better understand the experiences of Wayfairians.
We are working to build a truly equitable workplace where data helps us neutralize bias and ensure equitable people processes in recruiting, performance reviews, compensation, career development, and engaging employees. At the end of the day our goal is to find, develop, and retain the best team, and the best team is a diverse team that feels included, empowered, and valued.