Guild Education is on a mission to unlock opportunity for America’s workforce through education and upskilling, and we are committed to upholding the same mission for our own employees. As a female-founded company, Guild works to ensure that women – and all employees – have equal opportunity to advance, are encouraged to pursue both ambitious professional goals and personal goals, and are empowered to have their voice and opinion heard. In March of 2021, Guild opened the doors to its onsite early childhood education center in downtown Denver nextdoor to Guild HQ, The Beehive. The Beehive is available for employees and their families, giving them access to affordable, high-quality early childhood care and education at their place of employment.
Guild works with the nation's largest employers, including Walmart, The Walt Disney Company, Target, Discover, and Chipotle to transform their education and upskilling programs through Guild's payments technology platform, learning marketplace and education and career support services like coaching. With nearly 1,200 employees and a growing customer base, Guild is a fast-growing company that was recognized as a winner of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas award and a CNBC Disruptor 50 company two years in a row (2020 and 2021) for its work to unlock economic mobility for America’s workforce. Guild has raised $378.5 million in venture capital, and is now valued at $3.75 billion. The company is backed by venture firms and angel investors including General Catalyst, Salesforce Ventures, Workday Ventures, Stephen Curry, Bessemer Venture Partners, Emerson Collective, Felicis, Redpoint Ventures, and more.
At Guild, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is embedded in our core values, and we have been actively engaging in this space since our founding. We take a holistic approach to DEI, striving to create an equitable and inclusive workplace and investing in diversity to achieve our mission. This means we balance our centralized DEI team and efforts with cross-functional teams who are empowered to embed DEI in their everyday roles and responsibilities. The DEI team is responsible for developing and overseeing the company’s DEI strategy, ERGs, DEI reporting and communications, DEI learning and training opportunities, DEI Council, and more.