Working Toward a More Diverse and Inclusive Workplace with Path Forward

Since our founding in 2004, we’ve encouraged authenticity, celebrated our differences and believed that diversity strengthens our success. More than 30 million people and hundreds of thousands of restaurant owners, from all different backgrounds, rely on Grubhub. We know that we must bring people with different backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and skills around the table to better understand and support the communities we serve.  


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Over the last year, we’ve looked critically at our company makeup, initiatives, processes and partnerships to identify areas for improvement. We view Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as an ongoing effort with no “end date,” but we’re proud of the progress we’ve made thus far, including removing language with bias from our job postings, diversifying hiring and interview panels, creating our Voices Council and GrubConnect groups, and — most recently — partnering with Path Forward to offer a returnship program to individuals who are looking to return to the workforce in technical roles after taking time spent as a caregiver.  

“We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace, and Path Forward provides Grubhub with a valuable avenue to source from a wider and more diverse population of talented professionals who have historically faced barriers to returning to the workforce,” said Kelley Berlin, Grubhub’s chief people officer. “It can be challenging for caregivers to find equitable employment opportunities after taking time caring for their family, and returnships are one way to provide an encouraging developmental path.”

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Grubhub’s Reconnect Returnship Program is a 16-week paid returnship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after spending time caring for their families. The program is open to individuals who have at least five years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least two years to focus on caring for a child or other dependent.

“Employers need employees who reflect the diversity of our country and the diversity of their customers,” said Tami Forman, Path Forward’s executive director. “Food delivery is often a lifesaver for those who are caring for their families, and this program provides a pathway for caregivers who very well may have relied on Grubhub’s services in the past to now restart their careers at the company. We are thrilled to partner with Grubhub to launch this program so they can attract people who bring diversity of gender, age, and lived experience to the table.”

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