SOURCE: 500px

June 22, 2016 16:00 ET

500px Signs White House Tech Inclusion Pledge

500px CEO, Andy Yang, Commits to Increase Company's Efforts Towards Workforce Diversity and Inclusion

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 22, 2016) -  500px, a global online photography community for sharing, discovering and licensing amazing photos, today announces that the company's CEO, Andy Yang, has signed the White House's "Tech Inclusion Pledge" and that the company has committed to further increasing the diversity of its workforce.

"500px is proud to step forward in its commitment to championing diversity and inclusion in the workplace," said Andy Yang, CEO of 500px. "We have already made great progress at advancing diversity; half of our executive team is comprised of women and our staff originates from 15 different countries. Despite this progress, we realize that we can still improve and focus on growing diversity and inclusion at 500px."

As part of the White House's Tech Inclusion Pledge, 500px commits to:

  • Implement and publish company-specific goals to recruit, retain, and advance diverse technology talent, and operationalize concrete measures to create and sustain an inclusive culture;
  • Annually publish data and progress metrics on the diversity of our technology workforce across functional areas and seniority levels;
  • Invest in partnerships to build a diverse pipeline of technology talent to increase our ability to recognize, develop and support talent from all backgrounds.

"Having a diverse team has helped 500px to be creative, productive, and communicate effectively with our users," Yang added. "Team diversity helps tremendously when working with clients with global reach, because we understand the benefits and the challenges of incorporating different perspectives, cultures, and languages. We look forward to working with peers to outline strategies and create measures to advance tech workforce diversity so all companies can reap the benefits."

About 500px
Launched in 2009, 500px is a global online photography community for sharing, discovering and licensing amazing photos. Images on 500px represent the work of over 8 million professional and hobbyist photographers. Through its marketplace, 500px works with thousands of agency and brand creatives who use 500px images in their campaigns.

500px is venture backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Visual China Group and ff Venture Capital and headquartered in Toronto, Canada with US offices in San Francisco. For more information on 500px, go to www.500px.com.

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