Diversity and Inclusion

AppNexus’ mission is to create a better internet, and we believe that a more diverse workforce and global, inclusive culture will help us get there. 

An inclusive and diverse workplace doesn’t happen by accident. AppNexus thoughtfully approaches and allocates meaningful resources towards employee development, inclusion, and diversity. We’re lucky to be supported by a vocal and engaged employee community and by our affinity groups and community partners.

Some of our programs and partners

We are committed to year-round programs that help create a more inclusive and diverse technology industry

Ally Skills
Ally Skills Training

Ally Skills is a workshop AppNexus holds internally that is aimed at helping people develop skills to support members of under-represented groups in the workplace and beyond.

Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a leading non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. In 2012, we opened our doors to host their inaugural Summer Immersion Program, and the organization has been headquartered in our New York office ever since, as their program expands to impact over 90,000 girls.

Women's Leadership Forum
Women's Leadership Forum

Now in its fourth year, the Women’s Leadership Forum at AppNexus brings together current and aspiring leaders for a day of action-oriented talks and interactive sessions focused on creating lasting change for women in the workplace and society.

Return to Work Program
Return to Work Program

We’re committed to helping people restart their careers after taking time off to care for family and loved ones. We run a 16-week ‘Returnship’ that helps returnees transition back into the workforce.

Youth Fellows High School Program
Youth Fellows High School Program

We partner with PENCIL’s Ladders for Leaders Program to host high school students for 6 weeks over the summer. Our Youth Fellows get exposure to the tech industry, work on projects, learn about different career paths, participate in a mentorship program, and receive college advice.

Women In Tech NY
Women in Tech NY

The mission of the Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York initiative is to encourage a significant increase in the participation of women in both higher education and entrepreneurship in fields related to technology in the New York market.

We partnered with WiTNY to host our first three week Winternship program in 2018. Winterns work on critical business projects that help them build new skills and develop their resumes. Our goal is to help launch the careers of a new generation of women in tech in New York.

Best Company for Women 2018
Best Company for Women 2018

We’re proud to be featured as a 2018 Fairygodboss Best Company for Women.

  • #7 Best Company for Women in 2018
  • #2 Best Company for Women in Technology in 2018
  • #2 Best CEO for Gender Diversity in 2018

Our affinity groups

BlackNexus

BlackNexus promotes the empowerment of AppNexians through mentorship, networking opportunities, and cultural education. We are an inclusive forum, seeking to engage our allies, broaden community outreach, and increase overall diversity at AppNexus.

BlackNexus

AppNexus Women's Network

The mission of the AppNexus Women's Network (AWN) is to ignite personal and professional growth through networking and educational events driven by the interests of women at AppNexus.

AWN EMEA Changemakers

AppNexus Latino Alliance

AppNexus Latino Alliance aims to empower members of the Latin-American community within AppNexus. We are an inclusive forum, providing networking opportunities which increase cultural awareness, community outreach, and diversity.

AppNexus Latino Alliance

OutNexus

OutNexus empowers the LGBTQ* community by promoting an inclusive and welcoming professional environment through education, visibility, and supportive resources.

OutNexus

Oy!Nexus

The mission of Oy!Nexus is to share and celebrate Jewish culture and holidays, offer resources and information, and provide an outlet to discuss work-related issues that affect Jewish employees.

Oy!Nexus

Parents Network

The Parents Network supports AppNexus families by making AppNexus the best work environment for parents, families, and all of our global KidNexians. The Network creates programs that promote a healthy and balanced work-life harmony.

Parents Network

AppNexus is committed to building a vibrant and diverse community that enables employees to drive our mission and live our values.

Antoinette Hamilton
VP, Diversity & Inclusion
Antoinette Hamilton
VP, Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Global Steering Committee

Our Diversity and Inclusion Global Steering Committee meets on a regular basis and includes cross-functional leaders and representatives throughout our organization. Our mission is to foster a diverse and inclusive culture within AppNexus and throughout the larger community. We believe this will drive innovation and better business outcomes through improved employee engagement, more productive dialogue, and attraction and retention of top talent.