Our People & Programs
Reinventing an industry historically rife with racism and inequality challenges us to first do the work within our own walls, so that we can take this important work out to our communities and everyone our business touches.
“Equity” at Zillow means supporting each person with what they need to thrive in their career so that everyone can get what they need to grow and contribute. “Belonging” means fostering an environment where each person feels valued, supported, leveraged, and that their ideas, perspectives, and experiences are heard.
Our dedicated Equity & Belonging team of more than two dozen professionals empowers all Zillow employees to build a strong community, amplify underrepresented voices, and foster a company culture where everyone can learn, grow and thrive. We begin by acknowledging inequality, and addressing the imbalance by identifying differing needs and providing for those needs accordingly. This team also leads initiatives to support the communities in which we live.
Our program creates space for those who lead Equity & Belonging efforts at Zillow Group. It provides our leaders with mentorship opportunities, the resources and tools needed for leadership roles, and support from an entire network of peers and thought leaders.
Virtual Coffee Chats
Our virtual coffee chats provide employees opportunities to discuss and explore a wide range of topics that focus on how social identity, equity and belonging impact the world around us.
We bring in thought leaders to speak on topics related to leadership, current events, social impact, philanthropy, and equity and belonging. These conversations give employees an opportunity to hear from experts and discuss ways we can create solutions for a more equitable world as individuals and as a company.
We host cultural events — all virtually — to offer employees the chance to connect with each other and our local communities, including donation drives, wellbeing events, Pride celebrations, cultural activities and more.
Our Affinity Networks support our commitment to creating an equitable workplace for all. The groups are employee-led and open to any employee who supports the group’s initiatives as a self-identified member or an ally.
Today, more than 40% of Zillow employees belong to one or more of our Affinity Networks, which include the Asian Pacific Islander Network, Black/African Ancestry Network, Able and Differing Abilities Network, Latinx/Hispanic Network, LGBTQ+ Network, ZG Over 40 Network, Veterans Network, Women’s Impact Network and Indigenous Peoples Network.