Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Rapid7

At Rapid7, we fundamentally believe that every person deserves an equal opportunity to build an exceptional career and that diversity of mindset is integral to the growth and success of our company.
Corey Thomas, Chairman & CEO

Our people come from different backgrounds all over the world

At Rapid7, we celebrate people bringing diverse perspectives to the table as we work together to help create a secure digital future for everyone.

Diversity of backgrounds and mindsets help us close gaps in experience and spark innovation. A deep commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is core to the strength and success of our business. It empowers our communities, makes our company healthier, and makes our customers more secure. It’s also, quite simply, the right thing to do. Not just for us, but for the advancement of our industry and our world. This is why we are building a place where everyone feels welcome to be their authentic selves.

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Empowering people in 2023

From the ways we’re reimagining the makeup of our teams at our new offices, to our ambitious Diversity, Equity & Inclusion goals for the year ahead, read our 2023 Social Good Report for a detailed look at how we’re building opportunities for those that the cybersecurity community often overlooks.

Values driving our community

We’re committed to bringing together people from different backgrounds and investing in programs that nurture pathways for the future talent of our tech community. This commitment is fueled by two of our core values: Be an Advocate and Bring You. We advocate for customers, underrepresented groups, and one another, to create a more connected and collaborative experience for all; and we want every person to feel empowered to embrace their own uniqueness and feel comfortable bringing their true self to work.

Values Driving Community
Values Driving Community

Connecting, collaborating, and growing at Rapid7

We refer to our people at Rapid7 as Moose, a word that remains unchanged in both its singular and plural forms. It’s one of the many ways we work to build an internal sense of camaraderie and community. We’re one Moose and proud of the diverse perspectives that strengthen our herd.

Here are some notable initiatives helping to make Rapid7 a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive home for every Moose.

Internal Community Groups

At Rapid7, we believe that everyone has a role to play in creating an inclusive environment. We regularly create intentional moments for our people to educate themselves on the lived experience of others and grow on their personal journey of inclusion. Our goal is that anyone, no matter their background can come to Rapid7, be proud of who they are and do their best work ever.

Community and Culture are a big deal here, our Rapid Impact Groups (RIGs) are supported by the business, but entirely driven by employees. The only requirement is that our groups foster connection across the business, offer opportunities for professional development, aid in the elevation of the communities they were created to support and find meaningful ways to support fellow RIGs.

Inclusive Benefits

  • Offices designed to be inclusive to all Moose, with gender-neutral restrooms and showers and mother’s suites
  • Competitive maternity and paternity leave for expectant parents
  • Pay equity regardless of gender or race, confirmed by routine surveys and external specialist review
  • Curated and gamified courses on diversity, inclusion, and belonging through Linkedin Learning

Nurturing diversity in tech and education

To systematically improve the diversity and strength of our industry, we’re making investments that create opportunities for those that may not otherwise pursue STEM related jobs. We work together with schools, universities, and other groups globally to fuel STEM interest in youth from under-served communities, providing support and guidance in the form of donations, volunteer work, mentoring, and education.

Hack Diversity

How We Are Involved:

  • Rapid7 is a founding member
  • We have sourced interns from the program, some of whom have transitioned to full-time employees at Rapid7
  • We’ve made significant annual financial contributions and have committed to hiring fellows each summer
  • Focus: 100% increase in the number of Black and Latinx technical talent in the innovation economy in Boston. Hack.Diversity recruits Black and Latinx students pursuing careers in software engineering, data analytics, information technology, and UX/UI design into the city’s fastest-growing companies — training, coaching and mentoring both employer and employee throughout the experience
Build - Greater Boston

How We Are Involved:

  • Christina Luconi, Chief People Officer at Rapid7 is a board member
  • We’ve made financial contributions to the program’s continued growth
  • We support the Build Boston Entrepreneurial Games during #rapid7givesback
  • Our Moose may volunteer or mentor the youth that are part of Build Boston
  • Corey Thomas was a judge on BUILDBoston’s Pitch Challenge for entrepreneurial high school students
  • Focus: BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college & career success

How We Are Involved

  • Rapid7 is a Sponsor and Initial Investor
  • Focus: Achieve the consistent representation of women and minorities in cybersecurity through programs designed to foster recruitment, inclusion and retention – one person at a time.


How We're Involved:

  • For certain campaigns, we have matched every dollar donated to BoSTEM up to $25,000
  • Focus: increase diversity in STEM; present engaging STEM opportunities to 10,000 Boston middle school students by 2020

Higher Education

Where We're Involved:

  • Queen’s University, Belfast
    • The work of the Foundation builds on the University’s mission to be a world-class university that links Northern Ireland to the global community through the experience we offer to our students, the distinctive contribution made to society by our graduates and the high quality
  • University of Canberrra STEM Education Research Center
    • SERC is undertaking groundbreaking research in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, using innovative technology to assist children's learning

How We Are Involved:

  • Rapid7 is a Corporate sponsor
  • Members of our sales team have access to individual memberships, where they can access professional development content in the form of events, workshops, mentorship and more.
  • Rapid7 has the opportunity to provide speakers for WISE events, giving our team members an opportunity to strengthen their personal brand and share best practices with their peers.
  • Focus: The goal of WISE is to create a place for women in sales to meet peers, find mentors and create growth opportunities, in order to systematically change the executive suite statistics in our industry. This includes professionals in all areas of sales roles, including sales engineering, sales development, business development, customer success, operations, talent acquisition, and enablement.

What Rapid7 looks like today

We know that a commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture extends far beyond any metrics—we also believe there’s value in setting measurable goals and being transparent about what our company looks like today.

In a largely white and male industry, Rapid7 hopes to create a gold standard and clear blueprint that all of cybersecurity can look to as we work together to empower the diverse workforce of the future.

For more information on how we're doing and where we're heading, read our 2022 Social Good Report.

2022 Social Good Report

Help us build something special

In the months and years ahead, we’ll keep pioneering new ways to empower people. We’ll never stop holding ourselves accountable as we transform the makeup of our industry to better reflect our customers and communities.

Learn how you can help us build something special as we work together to create a secure digital future for all.