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Director, Inclusion & Diversity

Company: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:



At Palo Alto Networks everything starts and ends with our mission: Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These arent easy goals to accomplish but were not here for easy. Were here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and were looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

At Palo Alto Networks, our culture is the magic that makes us who we are and lets us work together in a way that allows every employee to feel a sense of connection and belonging, do their best work, and contribute towards our mission. Inclusion is one of our five company values and a long standing tenant of our culture. Were looking for a Director of Inclusion & Diversity to build upon this foundation and help us achieve our goal of becoming a top company for inclusion & diversity across the tech industry and leader in cyber security.

In this role, you will serve as a key member of the People leadership team reporting directly into the Chief People Officer. You will direct the companys strategic and programmatic efforts in I&D, partner across the organization to help the company grow and scale with an I&D mindset and a culture of inclusion, and lead our team of Inclusion & Diversity professionals working towards our mission.

Were looking for situational leaders willing to think differently about how we approach inclusion and diversity, break industry stereotypes and assumptions, and have the courage to address this problem in a revolutionary way. Its a long-term journey that wont happen overnight, however deliberate focus and continuous progress will lead us towards our desired future.

Inclusion and diversity must be integrated into everything we do, a mindset with which we operate, a capability we build, a performance metric we goal, and success we measure and reward. This is not a consultant role, rather youll roll up your sleeves and dive into making Palo Alto Networks the shining light of inclusion, delivering with gusto and passion.

Your Impact

Develop and execute a global I&D strategy that fosters the kind of inclusive workplace that attracts and retains the very best people and teams.

Lead a direct team, and matrixed colleagues, who are innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, action-oriented, and passionate about making us a diverse employer of choice.

Build and lead a cross functional coalition across the enterprise that delivers on key initiatives, innovative thought leadership and operational excellence.

Work closely with I&D Business Partners within the GTM and Product functions to ensure collaborative service to key executive leaders to define I&D strategies for each of our key business areas and execute them with discipline.

Personally serve as the I&D Business Partner for our Corporate Functions.

Define our I&D brand strategy and approach to share our story internally and externally. Develop content and key messaging, and collaborate with our Communications and Marketing partners to engage our employees and be a recognized leader in I&D.

Leverage the latest insights from proven academic and industry research and data-driven practices to advance diversity and inclusion, while taking calculated risks and experimenting to forge new and innovative approaches.

Define the analytics priorities to measure and report on the impact of our I&D strategy and identify insights and opportunities to accelerate our progress further.

Together with our Corporate Responsibility team, develop and scale partnerships with community organizations and coalitions to increase impact in our communities and engagement through our employee network groups.

Collaborate across People teams to build fair and equitable people practices across the entire talent lifecycle and build inclusion capabilities in every leader, manager and team member.

Your Experience

Bachelors degree or equivalent and 8+ years of direct experience with Diversity and Inclusion programs or related talent management program experience

Excellent consulting, collaboration, organizational, and change management skills

Extensive experience leading complex projects related to Diversity and Inclusion in a technical industry

Experience working as a consultative advisor with senior partners in a high-touch environment

Ability to thrive in a highly matrixed environment of ambiguity, change, and rapid pace

Strong attention to detail with the ability to flex from the strategic level to detailed operational excellence

The Team

Our People team at Palo Alto Networks works throughout the organization to enableyou guessed it, people. Every team within the organization has a huge impact on our mission statement. Were one team driven to one mission statement. Each piece matters, and within the people team, you are focused on enabling our teams to resolve the worlds most aggressive cybersecurity risks. Our People team is centered on building, attracting, recruiting, and retaining the most passionate and committed talent to our organization, fulfilling that mission. We focus on building strong teams, centered on respect and enablement, empowering our employees to seek their career goals. You will be part of a growing, passionate, and dynamic team with an opportunity to work on challenging and exciting projects centered on what we believe is one of the most significant mission statements in the world.

Our Commitment

Were trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecuritys status quo. Its simple: we cant accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks page and our diversity website.

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

Additionally, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com.

As a core member of the JAPAC Women's Networking Committee, I am honored to manage our Industry Partnerships and Development engagements and lead purposeful programs that help women connect, inspire, educate, and empower each other through personal and professional development, networking, and community involvement.

What I appreciate about Palo Alto Networks is that it supports that balance. The companys leaders believe in personal and professional development, a work-life balance, and emphasizing physical and emotional wellbeing, and it offers plenty of resources to employees to help us maintain these things.

As an Asian American growing up in California, I was expected to study hard, excel in math, get good grades, go to a good university, get a good job, and get married, and have kids. And that's what I did: studied hard in high school, went to UC Berkeley, worked for Ernst & Young. That's all my mom ever wanted for me, to study hard and find a "good stable job for a girl.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com .

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

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