On May 1, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Diversity Task Force visited PayPal’s campus in San Jose. The visit was part of the group’s third trip to Silicon Valley to discuss black employee representation within the tech industry and ways to support and empower minority-owned businesses. Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) were joined by senior House Financial Services Committee Member, Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) to meet with PayPal executives. President and CEO Dan Schulman led the meeting, alongside Doniel Sutton, SVP of People, Wanji Walcott, SVP and General Counsel, Franz Paasche, SVP of Corporate Affairs, and Lybra Clemons, Sr. Dr. of Diversity & Inclusion.
The PayPal team shared the various initiatives and programs in place to recruit African American talent, such as a new Recruiting Diverse Talent Initiative and partnerships with HBCUs across the country. Members of the CBC relayed their mission to increase African American inclusion within the tech industry, and asked PayPal to partner with them to achieve their goal. The meeting was an excellent opportunity to establish a dialogue between PayPal and the Diversity Task Force and resulted in a productive discussion.
PayPal hopes to continue engaging in similar discussions and working towards achieving our mutual goals while cultivating these important relationships.