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Diversity & Inclusion

Our Philosophy

Our founder, Pierre Omidyar, a French-born Iranian-American, started eBay to create economic opportunity by connecting people from widely different backgrounds and geographies. On eBay, sellers with items to offer and buyers seeking to find their version of perfect join together in a global marketplace that is open to all.  Diversity and inclusion at eBay goes well beyond a moral necessity – it’s the foundation of our business model and absolutely critical to our ability to thrive in an increasingly competitive global landscape. For us, challenges in this area represent opportunities to make our workforce, workplace and marketplace better for everyone – we're excited about what can be accomplished.

Our Focus Areas

Our goal is to ensure that our current and prospective employees and millions of buyers and sellers experience eBay as a place that welcomes and includes everyone – and that when they are part of eBay, they all have a fair shot at great opportunities. Our energy and resources are focused on programs and initiatives in three strategic areas: our workforce, workplace and marketplace. Below are just some of the actions that we’re taking.

Our Communities of Inclusion

Communities of Inclusion are employee-led, leader-sponsored groups that promote a culture of belonging at eBay. Our communities focus on age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, religion, military status, parental status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. With chapters all over the world, our communities provide a safe space for employees to discuss topics and participate in activities. Most important, all of our employees are welcome.

Our Commitment in Action

Damien Hooper-Campbell, our Chief Diversity Officer, discusses the state of D&I in the technology industry at First Round Capital’s 10th Annual CEO Summit. Damien gives an overview of how to humanize D&I and provides insights into how leaders can start honest conversations on D&I in their organizations.

Our Numbers


eBay’s mission is to be a leading global marketplace, open to all. Diversity & inclusion is integral to our business success, core to our values and a strategic focus for our company.
Devin Wenig, President & CEO
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