Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


United States Remote

Full time

DEI / Mid/Senior level

Mar 29

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About This Role

Strava is the leading social platform for athletes and the largest sports community in the world, with over 95 million athletes in 195 countries. If you sweat you’re an athlete, and Strava’s mobile apps and website connect millions of active people every day.

Strava is growing! And we are looking for a Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to join our People Team and help lead our company-wide DEI and antiracism efforts. Strava has made significant strides in our journey toward becoming an antiracist company since originally making our commitment to antiracism in June 2020 and formally adding Antiracism to our set of company values in January 2021. While we recognize this work is never finished, we are serious about this work and you can read more about what we mean in this Strava Culture blog post or in this podcast with our Chief People Officer.

Up until now, furthering these commitments has been the work of our functional leaders as we embed DEI responsibilities into all of our leadership roles. We are ready to bring on a leader who can focus and align all of our efforts and accelerate our impact across Strava.

Reporting to the Chief People Officer, you will play a central role in refining Strava’s DEI strategy, bringing it to life, and measuring our impact. This includes: co-creating our ongoing strategy; collaborating to design various processes, programs and experiences; providing perspectives to product development leaders that help build and weave equity and antiracism into our product and our marketing; working with our social impact team to connect our DEI initiatives to our wider community impact; and, championing our DEI and antiracism efforts across Strava.

This person will be a leader and doer, lending expertise, strategy and leadership throughout our People Team and Strava’s broader leadership team. Strava is scaling quickly, having more than doubled our headcount over the past 12 months with ambitious plans to continue our growth. As we expand, it is imperative that we embody our antiracist aspirations, create an equitable culture and a profitable, growing business.


You’re excited about this opportunity because you will:

  • In partnership with the Chief People Officer and other key stakeholders, establish Strava’s DEI strategy across all facets of our company.
  • Be a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion across Strava. At times this will mean designing the work itself or speaking publicly to audiences within and outside Strava about these topics. At other times it will mean being a trusted advisor, a sounding board, a coach and an advocate for others.
  • Leverage tools such as our established “Antiracism Framework” and “Company Wide Antiracism Norms” to grow and expand our company culture of antiracism.
  • Collaborate with senior leaders to develop their plans for how they will create equity and inclusion across their teams, and serve as an accountability thought partner as they execute these strategies.
  • Work across the People Team and specifically with our learning and development team to bring ongoing programs that support our antiracism commitment and help the team and expand our capabilities.
  • Build strong relationships with leaders and individuals throughout Strava so you can be a trusted thought partner and drive widespread impact.
  • Provide leadership and support for our employee resource groups (ERGs).
  • Measure the results of our initiatives over time.
  • Play a key role in our People Leadership Team, partnering with the other functional leaders to drive broader impact across all of our People strategies.

We’re excited about you because you:

  • An optimistic, grounded, and open-minded person who enjoys being part of a team and who is excited to contribute to our DEI work and support our antiracism commitment
  • Passionate about DEI, social change and creating equitable, inclusive company cultures
  • A minimum of 8+ years in strategic people leadership and/or consulting within the DEI space, preferably within a high-growth, fast-paced setting
  • Experience developing DEI programs and strategies that lead to tangible outcomes
  • Excellent communicator across written, interpersonal and public speaking settings
  • Important qualities that will support your success include being: mission driven, strong at trust and relationship building, highly accountable, data driven, collaborative, ability to think strategically and tactically – and camaraderie, humor and joy are welcome.

About Strava

Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. And with billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and audacious vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.

Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. And just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community – we are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.

In light of the global pandemic, Strava is currently working in a fully remote capacity. As always, we remain committed to fully supporting our employees, especially their mental health and wellbeing, through these challenging times. Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava!

Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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