Return Path Signs White House “Tech Inclusion Pledge,” Commits to Building a Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

As an inaugural member of the Tech Inclusion Coalition, Return Path
joins top tech brands in making a bold commitment to fuel American
innovation and economic growth.

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Data solutions provider Return Path today announced it is among the
inaugural signatories of the Tech Inclusion Pledge, a White House
initiative to address the critical issue of inclusion and diversity in
the tech workforce. The pledge, which was announced by the White House
today and will be highlighted in President Obama’s keynote address at
the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University, creates a
coalition of tech brands with a clear and compelling long-term vision
for making concrete progress toward workforce diversity.

An excerpt from the Tech Inclusion Pledge reads as follows:

“We resolve to take action to make the technology workforce at each of
our companies fully representative of the American people, as soon as
possible. We will treat this goal as a top management priority and
business imperative, because tapping the full measure of talent from
across the country is critical for the long-term success of both our
individual companies and the nation as a whole.”

By taking the pledge and joining the newly formed Tech Inclusion
Coalition, Return Path commits to:

  • Implementing and publishing company-specific goals to recruit, retain,
    and advance diverse technology talent;
  • Operationalizing concrete measures to create and sustain an inclusive
  • Publishing data and progress metrics on the diversity of the
    technology workforce; and
  • Investing in partnerships to build a diverse pipeline of technology

“At Return Path, we believe that running a great business requires
diversity. The best way to deliver amazing products to our customers is
by creating a culture where every employee is deeply engaged and
committed to the business,” said Matt Blumberg, Return Path CEO. “We
aspire to provide a welcoming environment for all employees, regardless
of gender, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious or political
views, age, or socioeconomic status.”

The National
Center for Women & Information Technology
and CODE2040
have launched a website
where additional companies can join the Tech Inclusion Coalition and
find free implementation resources to help meet their commitments.
Additionally, the White House will convene a meeting of the Tech
Inclusion Coalition in the coming months to work through long term
implementation strategies.

“We don’t have all the answers when it comes to diversity—but we’re
confident that we are heading in the right direction,” continued
Blumberg. “This White House initiative is an opportunity to demonstrate
our commitment to building a diverse workforce, holding ourselves
accountable for our progress, and raising awareness among other
companies about the importance of creating an inclusive environment.”

About Return Path

Return Path analyzes the world’s largest collection of email data to
show businesses how to stay connected to their audiences, strengthen
their customer engagement, and protect their brands from fraud. Our data
solutions help analysts understand consumer behavior and market trends.
We help mailbox providers and security providers around the world
deliver great user experiences and build trust in email by ensuring that
wanted messages reach the inbox while spam and abuse don’t. Find out
more about Return Path Email Optimization, Email Fraud Protection, and
Consumer Insight solutions at


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