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Senior Inclusion and Diversity Business Partner

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks - everything starts and ends with our mission: Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren't easy goals to accomplish - but we're not here for easy. We're here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we're looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We're changing the nature of work from benefits to learning, location to leadership, we've rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

Job Description

Your Career

What You'll Be a Part Of

At Palo Alto Networks, we hire the talent needles in today's marketplace haystack and create an environment where each one shines. Our culture is the magic that makes us who we are and lets us work together in a way that creates an award-winning best place to work. As we grow the organization at high speed, we're looking for someone to lead our efforts to ensure we continue to have a workplace environment that creates career defining experiences as employees achieve more than they ever thought possible.

As a Sr. Inclusion & Diversity Lead, you will be an integral part of the People Team providing expertise in inclusive practices, behaviors and learnings to better ourselves as a community. We believe in providing a workplace that is safe, treats employees with fairness and respect, and enables every employee to achieve their personal best whilst maintaining their authentic selves.

As a thought leader in this area of expertise, you will also have the opportunity to develop and deliver educational programs to create awareness and training and help create a psychologically safe environment for our employees. You should be an innovative I&D professional with a passion for fairness, equity and inclusivity. Building and supporting teams that work together and win together. You should be comfortable working with any level of employee or manager, have a knack at reading a situation and navigating sensitivities. You are highly collaborative, truly valuing the contributions of your partners, stakeholders, peers and leaders.

Your Impact

Functional Leader: As the Sr. I&D Lead at PANW, you will be responsible for supporting our G&A, FIN & IT , People teams and leaders on building out our I&D corporate strategy and functional alignment. Your role is critical to the consistency and rigor in which is applied to all our I&D efforts at PANW. You will assist leaders and our HR team with inclusive practices, inclusive learning, allyship and increasing diversity across the organization. This role also requires change management, stakeholder engagement, and excellent communication (verbal and written) skills to engage all of our partners internally and externally to achieve our I&D goals. You will also work closely with our people analytics team to align on appropriate I&D metrics including benchmarking and tracking to report on and measure success of I&D programs across our company and within our functions. You will have opportunities to engage and partner with every area of the People team to drive adoption of our I&D priorities and ensure they are incorporated into sourcing/hiring, training, and branding efforts. Guide leadership teams in promoting and sustaining URT (Under Represented Talent) and act as a strong influential voice for the organization.

Branding & Communication: PANW thrives on diversity of thought, purpose and innovation and our brand should continually showcase this. You will work closely with the communications team to ensure our internal/external communications strategy is clear and actioned to time. You will ensure our external branding and internal branding remains fresh, relevant and sparks the interest of our employees, future employees, clients and partners.

Work with All People Team Functions and ENGs to ensure we are always building I&D into everything we do, through every people process and every approach.

You will be a facilitator in helping drive continued efforts around belonging, psychological safe teams/environments and be a creative leader in how we can continue to push the needle on our inclusive practices.

This is an opportunity for someone who has disruptive, innovative ideas and the passion to put them into practice to make a real difference. We are obsessive about equality of treatment and opportunity and this role will be critical in ensuring our obsession is a reality.


Your Experience
BA/BS or Advanced degree in relevant field and/or professional I&D training or certification
I&D experience in leading initiatives, driving change and implementing innovative ideas and structures to support inclusive environments
Effective communication and influencing skills
Highly motivated and resilient
Adaptable to change and thrives in ambiguous environments

Additional Information

The Team

Our People team works throughout the organization to enable ... you guessed it: people. We're one team, driven to one mission statement. Each piece matters, and within the People team, you are focused on enabling our teams to resolve the world's most challenging cybersecurity threats.

You will be part of a growing, passionate, and dynamic team with an opportunity to work on challenging and exciting projects - centered on what we believe is one of the most significant mission statements in the world.

Our Commitment

We're trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity's status quo. It's simple: we can't accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.

Palo Alto Networks is evolving and changing the nature of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. From benefits to learning, location to leadership, we've rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Covid-19 Vaccination Information for Palo Alto Networks Jobs Vaccine requirements and disclosure obligations vary by country.
Unless applicable law requires otherwise, you must be vaccinated for COVID or qualify for a reasonable accommodation if:
The job requires accessing a company worksite
The job requires in-person customer contact and the customer has implemented such requirements
You choose to access a Palo Alto Networks worksite
If you have questions about the vaccine requirements of this particular position based on your location or job requirements, please inquire with the recruiter.

Keywords: Palo Alto Networks, Santa Clara , Senior Inclusion and Diversity Business Partner, Other , Santa Clara, California

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