Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

At Nasdaq, we all contribute to the success of Nasdaq and its culture, and each one of us has the ability to make a difference.

When it comes to our core mission and values, we embrace the role of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB) as a fundamental driver of our corporate growth, workplace culture and market development.

Our unique position at the center of the capital markets allows us to see firsthand how these values have redefined corporate culture and success, deepening and accelerating our own commitment to champion inclusive growth and prosperity, as we strive to create more equitable opportunities to help people of all backgrounds reach their full potential.

Over the course of 2020, Nasdaq has made significant strides in furthering diversity, inclusion and belonging. As part of our ongoing Commitment to Equality, we pledged to increase investments in our DIB efforts across the global workforce, focusing near-term efforts on three key areas:

  • Accelerate efforts to increase diversity, inclusion and belonging at all levels of the organization and across geographic boundaries
  • Expand professional training, development and mentorship programs as well as employee networks
  • Build and develop our partnerships with organizations that align with our Purpose of inclusive growth 


Most notably, we published our diversity statistics for the first time. These metrics serve as a quantitative assessment of where we are today and help determine what strategies we need to adopt to enhance diversity in the workplace. We recognize that we have much work to do, but we are steadfast in our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive culture—one that reflects the communities in which we live, allows all employees to be their true, authentic selves and fosters individual growth and achievement.

Building on our commitment to equality, Nasdaq recently launched the Purpose Initiative, focusing on three primary objectives: reimagining investor engagement to better equip under-represented communities with the financial knowledge they need to succeed; increasing capital markets participation by supporting Black, minority and female entrepreneurs, who for too long have been underfunded and overlooked; and leveraging the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center alongside new strategic partnerships to develop a deeper, data-led understanding of where societal challenges are greatest and where Nasdaq’s participation can have the greatest impact.

As we move forward together, we will continue advancing diverse ideas and perspectives that help fulfill the promise of a more inclusive and prosperous world.

Proud to serve Nasdaq,

Supriya Jha, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Nasdaq

We recognize our unique position at the center of capital creation, markets and technology. Our ability to amplify the message on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging doesn’t stay confined to our boundaries but is extended to the companies and communities we serve.

Our Continuing Commitment

Over the last few years, Nasdaq has made significant strides in furthering diversity, inclusion and belonging. Our efforts focus on 3 key areas:

  • Workforce

    We are continuously working towards achieving greater balance in our workforce composition at all levels and across key dimensions of diversity.

  • Workplace

    We strive to create a culture that allows all employees to be their true, authentic selves and fosters individual growth and achievement.

  • Marketplace

    We recognize our unique position at the center of capital creation, markets and technology. Our ability to amplify the message on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging doesn’t stay confined to our boundaries but is extended to the companies and communities we serve.

Global Gender Statistics

Spread across 39 offices in 28 countries around the world, Nasdaq is relentlessly working to advance diversity across our global workforce. Gender diversity, at all career levels, remains one of our top priorities.

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U.S. Race & Ethnicity Statistics

For the first time, we are publicly disclosing the race and ethnicity statistics of our U.S. workforce, galvanizing our efforts to become a more diverse company.

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Data is as of December of each year. Data on this webpage uses the traditional gender categories of male and female as required in our reports to the U.S. government. Nasdaq’s reporting in this manner does not represent our position on the issue, and we deeply respect that gender is not binary. Please note that totals may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding to the closest tenth decimal point. The U.S. reporting on Race and Ethnicity follows the U.S. Department of Labor’s EEO-1 reporting standards. The races and ethnicities reported are American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Two or More Races and White.