SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 23, 2016 — GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced its participation in the Path Forward Return To Work program. The program reinforces GoDaddy’s commitment toward building a diverse and inclusive workforce, while also identifying incredible talent.
GoDaddy is joining a network of like-minded tech companies to offer internships through Path Forward. The company opened up three, 18-week paid internships to mid-career professionals returning to the workplace. This includes professionals who have taken at least two years out of the workforce to care for kids, parents or other loved ones. GoDaddy will provide participants with practical work experience and Path Forward will provide training and networking events designed to help ease the transition back to work.
The internship opportunities are available for engineering positions, and applications are being accepted now at GoDaddy.com/Careers. The program runs from October through February 2017 and potentially provides interns the ability to earn a full-time position upon successful completion of the program.
“There is a wealth of exceptionally talented people who can get overlooked because they’ve been out of the workplace caring for loved ones,” said GoDaddy Chief People Officer Auguste Goldman. “Offering caregivers an onramp to get re-acclimated and feel supported in their transition back into the workplace is the right thing to do. This program makes that transition as seamless as possible and affords those professionals the opportunity to refresh their skills and return to careers they’re passionate about.”
“GoDaddy is an inspiring company that is prioritizing creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are thrilled to partner with them to help those who have taken time off from work for caregiving get back to their careers,” said Tami Forman, Executive Director or Path Forward. “Partners like GoDaddy understand that great talent can sometimes come from unexpected places, and this program helps them tap into a new source of diverse, skilled, highly-motivated professionals.”
This program is another step in GoDaddy’s commitment to achieve greater workplace diversity and inclusiveness. The company is a vocal leader for gender diversity in the technology industry and recently signed the White House ‘Fair Pay Pledge’ aimed at balancing the gender salary gap and the White House ‘Tech Inclusion Pledge’ designed to increase workplace diversity. In 2015, GoDaddy also released its salary data, comparing men and women in like-roles and will continue to pursue opportunities to create a more diverse workforce.
GoDaddy’s mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. With more than 13 million customers worldwide and more than 60 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com.