Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Efforts

Building, Conquering, Celebrating

At KnowBe4, we recognize that people are at the heart of our success. We celebrate the creativity, innovation and increased performance that comes from an inclusive and diverse workspace culture.  We believe that when everyone is free to be their authentic selves, our collective culture leads to greater success and gratification due to the diversity that each person brings to their position. 

From the beginning, KnowBe4 has been and continues to be committed to unwavering support of diversity, inclusion, and building a strong sense of belonging across all of KnowBe4.

KnowBe4 leverages the broad diversity of its teams’ knowledge and identities to build quality products that reflect the collective experience of our users and surrounding communities. KnowBe4 understands the work needed to support and foster its culture of inclusivity is continuous and relies on our three components of:

Building

Building diverse workforces and the accompanying knowledge bases to support our employees, from training our recruiting staff and infusing culturally appropriate measurements to building and re-evaluating our onboarding materials so they represent our growing, diverse team.

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Conquering

Conquering bias, discrimination, and inequity. This begins with a commitment from our entire executive team to support and listen to the members of our Employee Resource Groups while allowing these groups to help shape and guide KnowBe4’s company culture, policies, and philanthropic efforts.

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Celebrating

Celebrating diversity and all of the intersections of identities that make us who we are; this celebration focuses on how we are able to elevate these conversations all year long. The moment we are able to come together and learn through our celebrations enables trust to be built through authenticity.

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A Message from the CEO

We built KnowBe4 with the express knowledge that people would be at the center of our success. With over 40 years running companies I have found that ensuring each employee truly feels that we are all a team together is vital.

It is paramount that we build a team that is both diverse and reflects the global communities where our offices are. This is our continual goal. With that we also want to retain that talent and encourage each of our team members to explore options for growth within the company.

KnowBe4 has dedicated resources for all employees to help them on their path to growth within the company. We realize the way to have a diverse leadership team is not only exploring diverse talent pools, but is also cultivating talent in house!

At KnowBe4, we celebrate diversity and work daily to cultivate inclusive spaces for all of our global team members as we continue to innovate in the Cybersecurity space. In the building of these inclusive spaces we hold true that equity must exist across our organization. For us that means ensuring pay equity amongst all genders, rooting out any racial bias through education and action, and engaging in our local communities to learn as we grow.

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Stu Sjouwerman (He/Him/His)

KnowBe4 Founder & CEO

Join Our Journey To Building A More Welcoming Workplace And World

Hiring More Women

KnowBe4 is ranked a Best Small and Medium Workplace for Women by Fortune Magazine, so it is no wonder that our team is made up of between 40%-50% women, where the average in cybersecurity is just over 20% of employees.

Celebrating Love

From marching in our local pride parade, to supporting and engaging with community organizations dedicated to celebrating love in its many forms and gender identities, we wear pride on our sleeves and work daily to cultivate an environment that encourages all of our employees to show who they really are.

Valuing Our Veterans

KnowBe4 has a strong veteran workforce, which increased by over 20% from 2019 to 2020 and now represents over 4% of our organization. We are committed to helping our veterans transition into civilian life and we help our military members who continue to serve part-time by providing paid military leave. At KnowBe4, we recognize and value the unique experience that our veterans bring to the table, as a result veterans have historically been promoted 39% faster than non-veteran employees.

Furthering Education for Underrepresented Groups

In 2019, we offered our first scholarship for women pursuing a degree in cybersecurity. In 2020, we added a scholarship for Black Americans pursuing a degree in cybersecurity. Now, in 2021, we offer a third yearly scholarship, this one for U.S. military veterans and their spouses who are pursuing a degree in cybersecurity, and all of our scholarships also include a certification package through (ISC)2.

Recruiting Diverse Talent

At KnowBe4, we are dedicated to removing biases from all of our processes, including our hiring process and giving all candidates an equal opportunity, regardless of ethnicity. We regularly attend diverse hiring events to interact with candidates from a wide range of backgrounds and all of our hiring managers undergo multiple levels of unconscious bias training.

Partnering With The National Diversity Council

We partner with the National Diversity Council (NDC) in their mission to “transform our workplaces and communities into inclusive environments where individuals are valued for their talents and empowered to reach their fullest potential.” Through this partnership, we have access to a plethora of events and meetings that provide professional development, networking, team building and training opportunities for our employees. We offer the DiversityFirst Certification to our team members so that they can become Certified Diversity Professionals who help us create the most inclusive and welcoming work environment possible. We serve on the Board Of Directors and the Advisory Board for the NDC, working with diversity leaders from several other local organizations to ensure that we are not just bettering our own organization, but bettering our community as a whole.

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Employee Resource Groups

Knowster Parents

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Black Knowsters Network

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Women In Technology

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LGBTQIA+

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Military and Veterans Resource Group (MVRG)

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The mission of Knowster Parents is to amplify the voice of working parents, foster community, and drive positive change for knowsters with children in their lives or those interested in parenthood. We do this to promote inclusivity, provide resources to navigate parenthood, and help knowsters from all walks of life to understand the challenges parents face. Through this, we help attract and retain top talent, facilitate knowledge sharing, and help our members do it as right, fast, and fun as possible!

The Black Knowsters Network (BKN) is a collective of Black Knowsters and their allies united to promote an environment that is inclusive and open to individual differences, through networking, education, and events that promote cultural awareness. We want to leverage our diverse experiences to provide valuable insight/input as it pertains to the presence of Black employees at KnowBe4 and what we can do to help our communities.

Women in Tech (WIT) has a mission to advocate for gender equity in the tech workplace. Our employee resource group focuses on four primary areas that are a call for action: social inclusion, education, entrepreneurship, and community outreach. Our goal is to encourage and foster creativity and innovation through the empowerment of women in technology.

The LGBTQIA+ ERG aims to foster a community within the workplace for those who either identify as LGBT+ or for those who identify as allies. We aim to preserve and create LGBTQIA+ history while developing community through action and education.

Our Military and Veterans Resource Group (MVRG) is composed of Guard and Reserve, international partners, family members, allies, and U.S./international veterans. Our mission is to strengthen veteran recruitment and retention. We do this by building awareness, camaraderie, morale, and guiding career development and progression. Our group prides itself in providing support and networking opportunities to its members, such as mentoring, community outreach, career development, and cultural awareness activities.

Hear From Our Knowsters

Orlandria

Technical Content Engineer
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Dan

Director of People & Culture
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Kelly

Director, Global Talent Brand & Outreach
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Jeff

Tech Support Tier 3
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Brittany

VP SMB Sales
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“KnowBe4 is all about challenging yourself to be the best version of yourself. KnowBe4 allows you to have that room to expand on a personal and professional level. There are plenty of opportunities to learn and explore all career paths within the company and the field of cybersecurity. As a black woman, this has opened doors to a career in an emerging field that I never considered to be an option."

Orlandria

Technical Content Engineer

The MVRG was the second Employee Resource Group established at KnowBe4, and it has turned into a great way for me to maintain a close connection to the military and veteran community. We comprise a little less than 10 percent of the total U.S. population, so being able to connect with people like me is important. We share similar backgrounds, values, and have a heart for service. In short, being a part of the MVRG is just another way KnowBe4 makes it possible for me to feel like I belong and I am valued.” 

Dan

Director of People & Culture

“KnowBe4’s incredible company culture starts from the top down with our CEO Stu. He has made sure to provide an environment that is inclusive and welcoming for all types of people. As a parent of two, I always feel supported by our leadership through open paid time off, so I never have to miss a doctor’s appointment and we have flexible hours and quarterly mingles where we can bring our family members and great benefits for families such as fertility assistance and breast milk shipping.”

Kelly

Director, Global Talent Brand & Outreach

“I believe that KnowBe4 at its core recognizes the exceptional value that diversity, expression, and inclusion bring to the workplace. Together with members and allies, we have worked to foster community within the workplace for those who identify within the spectrum of LGBTQ+ such as myself, as well as raise awareness of the general history of the movement and its impact. By supporting our LGBTQ+ employees, we are also able to impact change both internally and externally for a more equal and inclusive environment."

Jeff

Tech Support Tier 3

“KnowBe4 has built a supportive and sustainable environment where I know I am included and valued. Inclusion and diversity are celebrated here and encouraged by the employee resource groups (ERG) that KnowBe4 has created for us. By leading the Women in Tech ERG, I feel like I am making a real difference in helping to close the gender gap for women in technology. I look forward to watching the growth of women around me, in this beautifully diverse, cultural environment."

Brittany

VP SMB Sales

Who We Are

We collect self-reported data to better understand how KnowBe4 employees identify.
This survey is entirely optional and voluntary. Our data representation is based on the employees who chose to identify:

Gender

Ethnicity

Veterans &
Active Military

Disability

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