Diversity & Inclusion
To build Mapbox for everyone, we need ideas and magic from everywhere. Mapbox is a global team of individuals from all backgrounds with dynamic life experiences.
Photos: CC BY 3.0 US Mapbox Uncharted ERG
Working at Mapbox means being part of an amazing community of friendly, diverse, and talented people who work together to achieve big goals. None of us took the same path to get here, but we can all find our world at Mapbox.
We're encouraged to take risks and be curious. From a mistake comes an opportunity to learn. This is something Mapbox has not shied away from.
I’ve been in tech sales for nearly a decade, working for a government contractor selling accessibility solutions for the deaf (ADAS). Looking for a new challenge, I heard about a DC-based company working from a garage. When I visited, I noticed the garage had no elevator, and there were dogs running around everywhere. The office had a casual feel and I immediately noticed the diversity: other people had ethnicities like mine; there was a diversity of education — people who hadn’t gone to college; people with a natural curiosity like me. The place was full of really smart people.
Typically, I’d seen tech companies with the model already in place, looking for people who already had experience. Other companies were just passing paper. This organization felt like the kind of place I could join and contribute based on my experience, and have the chance to help something grow organically. I felt like I’d get a real opportunity to execute on that at Mapbox.
I work in sales, but we are not restricted. I had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco and represent the company at the AfroTech conference. It was an eye-opening experience to see folks that look like me in my culture, in my community working in tech. We also have remote affinity groups for LatinX and Shades employees. These groups create bonds and connect people based on their backgrounds. It’s a welcoming space.
There’s a saying in sales that you’ve got to eat your own food. Mapbox talks the talk and walks the walk when it comes that, like our company-wide unconscious bias training, and the programs we sponsor for Pride and Women in Tech. We are pushing the needle. You can see it in the way we hire, and how we put diversity and inclusion first. Mapbox is working to ensure that the quality of our organization remains with us no matter how big this company gets.
Fun Fact: I enjoy bird watching and I'm bilingual.
Mapbox Sales team
I’ve never boomeranged before, but I am happy to do it for Mapbox. The people, culture and community are one of a kind and I’m lucky to be apart of it again.
When I joined Mapbox I was excited to hear more about the product and ground breaking initiatives the CEO presented during my onboarding. What I didn't expect was to be welcomed by such a diverse and culturally sound community.
Mapbox is a company where the values are in the forefront. Not just talked about but actually applied and immersed in the culture. This is something, as an HR business partner, that really sticks out to me and makes my job that much more rewarding.
There is an importance that leadership applies to being culturally aware and informed that most smaller start ups are not equipped with yet. So good in fact, they were able to woo me back! I actually left Mapbox in 2019 but rejoined happier than ever in 2020. The growth from a culture standpoint from when I first joined, to rejoining now is beyond exciting and motivating. I’ve never boomeranged before, but I am happy to do it for Mapbox. The people, culture and community are one of a kind that I am lucky to be apart of again.
Fun Fact: I eat kiwi’s like apples… skin and all…
Mapbox people team
I want to build products that impact people’s day-to-day lives, mine included.
I joined Mapbox over a year ago as an Engineering Manager on the Maps API team. I was looking for a product and domain that would be relevant for a long time. I want to build products that impact people’s day-to-day lives, mine included. I am also somebody who is not good with directions and always needs a map to get around. Mapbox checked all of these boxes for me.
My interview experience convinced me that these were people I would like to work with. My time here has simply reaffirmed my belief about the same. Together we've launched Mapbox Tiling Service, 3D maps, traffic maps and many other products.
A lot of my team is remote and we have great processes in place to make sure everyone feels included in important conversations and is well informed. The pandemic was hard for all of us. It was easy for us to be remote as the processes were already there and were working.
I look forward to more fun times with my team and building great products.
Fun Fact: My school building used to be the King’s stables.
Mapbox Maps Team
I would confidently say that I have learned something new every day I've worked at Mapbox.
Over the last three years, I've had multiple roles at Mapbox, but currently I lead our Directions service. Something fun to know about me is, I love data. At Mapbox I have found some particularly rich and complex data problems. I've enjoyed the challenge of making sense out of our telemetry data to figure out how it can help us improve our map and create valuable products for our customers.
I would confidently say that I have learned something new every day I've worked at Mapbox. The world of mapping and navigation is vast and fascinating, and once you realize you live in the map, you inevitably become obsessed with the details and the nuance. The team at Mapbox has also taught me that diversity can be elevated to a whole new level, and I am often both in awe and thankful for having the opportunity to see first hand the beauty of different backgrounds and perspectives getting together to build something good.
Fun Fact: I have a terrible sense of direction.
MAPBOX TELEMETRY TEAM
Employee resource groups (ERG)
Gender Minority ERG
Support a diverse, inclusive work environment that champions mentorship, community, and advocacy among gender minorities at Mapbox.
Uncharted supports a diverse, inclusive work environment that champions learning, community, and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/nonbinary, queer, intersex, and asexual-identified people at Mapbox.
Intersections aim to support and promote a diverse workspace at Mapbox via community building, advocacy, and mentorship for racial minorities at Mapbox.
Our affinity groups
Mapbox has several employee-led affinity groups that help build a healthy and engaging workplace culture. You’ll find, once you join, that there might be more than what's below!
Trans, Genderqueer, Non-binary
Kids / Parents
LGBTQ* + allies
Women in Tech Sales
Our policy reflects the growth of our vision for Diversity & Inclusion and makes the implicit explicit by assigning ownership to individual Mapboxers and Mapbox as a company.
Be an ally, and report when things go wrong
Respect inclusive spaces, including but not limited to gender-neutral restrooms, quiet rooms and nursing rooms
Sponsor individuals from underrepresented groups by spending my power and social capital on their behalf
Complete the Unconscious Bias workshop within 12 months of joining Mapbox
Complete the Unconscious Bias workshop within 12 months of joining Mapbox
Evaluate individuals for jobs & promotions based solely on the value added to the organization
Consult members of a community before publishing something that discusses said community
Read the Diversity & Inclusion guide today and stay engaged in the latest developments
Educate myself with respect to inclusive and non-discriminatory language, and refrain from using offensive language
Not engage in any behavior or activity—during or after work hours-that constitutes hate speech or harassing activity
Publish our diversity policies, goals, and metrics to the public on an annual basis
Conduct frequent and regular surveys to ensure we are building and maintaining a diverse & inclusive environment at the team, department and company level
Evaluate employees based on Mapbox values, quarterly goals and regular performance feedback
Evaluate managers for building and maintaining diverse teams
Support mentorship of individuals from underrepresented groups, and encourage and recognize individuals who mentor others
Offer equitable compensation and career advancement opportunities to all individuals based on relevant and appropriate criteria
Provide accessible, inclusive offices and accommodations
Allocate funds and time to Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that support and advance diversity and inclusion
Not tolerate hateful or harassing speech, hate activity, or other threats to an inclusive work environment
Not knowingly hire or retain an employee who participates in behavior that constitutes discrimination, harassment or bullying
Partnerships & sponsorships
Our partner and sponsor organizations work to promote diversity, empathy, inclusion, and growth, both in the communities they serve and worldwide. We're so grateful and excited to be able to work with them to support these goals.