Creating limitless 
possibilities for everyone

Diversity, equity and inclusion at Mastercard

We believe in an equitable world. Where humanity unites, prosperity is shared and opportunity is open to us all.​​​​

We are on a journey to create a workplace and world where everyone has equal access to connect their greatest passions with their fullest potential. That starts with our people and how we lead, with a sense of decency and inclusion."
Michael Miebach Chief Executive Officer
Our approach
Mastercard is guided by our commitment to decency, which permeates everything we do. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work is grounded in our broader commitment to empowering people, preserving the planet and fostering prosperity.
Our commitment

We respect the rights of all people and have no tolerance for hate, discrimination or any form of hostility toward others. We strive to foster an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome, regardless of cultures, backgrounds and abilities.


An inclusive workplace that champions positive social impact inside and outside of its walls is not a nice-to-have — it’s a necessity. Diversity, equity and inclusion, if done right, can help organizations fully harness the power of their greatest asset — its people — to meet and exceed business goals and customer expectations. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, or DEI as we call it, is a refinement exercise, one that will ultimately take a good company to great."
Randall Tucker
Chief Inclusion Officer

Where you can be you and belong

At Mastercard, you’ll find nine distinct business resource groups (BRGs), created to promote a more inclusive culture for all. These employee-led groups come together based on similar interests or experiences and a shared passion for inclusion, and they are open to everyone. Each believes in fairness and equity and represents diverse communities and their allies.


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locations worldwide

One-third of our employees have joined at least one of these groups

Serving employees and family members with diverse abilities

Advisory support and inclusion for employees of asian descent
Experienced professionals with 10+ years of experience
Employees of Latin descent
Leading employees of African descent
Being your true self
Active and veteran military personnel and their families
Women’s leadership network
Young professionals

Ensuring that our entire workforce is well represented

We seek a constant understanding of how we can best increase diverse representation of people at all levels of the company. Our numbers show us where we stand and where we may need to take action. By continually putting into motion programs and support systems to accomplish this, we maintain a workplace built on decency and inclusion where everyone can thrive.

All data points below are as of December 31, 2021, unless otherwise stated. Senior Management is defined as senior vice president and above.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Report

The EEO-1 Report is a snapshot in time of our U.S. demographics and is based on categories prescribed by the federal government. These categories are not necessarily representative of how our industry or workforce is organized. The information provided on the Workforce Demographics page of our 2021 Inclusion Report offers a more accurate representation of our progress toward diversity.

To align with U.S. government reporting requirements, data in this Workforce Demographics section uses traditional gender categories of male and female. Mastercard deeply respects that gender is nonbinary; reporting in this manner does not represent our position on the issue.


Learn more about how we’re bringing inclusion to action

Solidarity in action

We are helping close the racial wealth and opportunity gap for Black communities across America.

Engaging and empowering women

From our commitment to gender balance internally to our work supporting women in business in our diverse markets, we’re furthering our commitment to gender equality. Read Annelies's story.

LGBTQIA+ community and True Name™

We support the LGBTQIA+ community and are committed to equal treatment, equal opportunities and equal rights.

Introducing Touch Card

Touch Card was designed with accessibility in mind to bring security, inclusivity and independence to blind and partially sighted cardholders around the world.

Doing well by doing good

Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere.

Commitment to supplier diversity

We believe that to address the diverse needs of a global marketplace, our suppliers must reflect the demographics of our customers and consumers.

Mastercard Policy Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Mastercard is guided by our commitment to decency, which permeates everything we do. We respect the rights of all people and have no tolerance for hate, discrimination or any form of hostility towards others. We strive to foster an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome, regardless of beliefs, cultures and backgrounds.

As with our commitment to decency, diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded in our DNA through the Mastercard Way. By enabling an inclusive environment, we can unlock the full potential of our employees, customers, partners and communities in the more than 210 countries and territories in which we live and work. We know that people thrive when they feel they belong, their ideas are valued and they are treated fairly, and as a global corporate citizen, we recognize and rise to our responsibility to do well by doing good.

The journey to a truly inclusive and equitable society is an ongoing one. Our vision is to create limitless possibilities for everyone. We are working every day to move in the right direction, both in and outside our walls.

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional notices for US Applicants: EEO is the law at Mastercard Pay Transparency

If, due to a disability or current medical condition only, you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact reasonable_accommodation@mastercard.com and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly. Please note if your request is not for this stated purpose, you will not receive a response to your email.

Click here for the government form and more information about this requirement.

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