What is RISE?

RISE (Representation, Inclusion, Social Impact, Equity) is our framework for diversity and belonging. It’s a holistic mission to ensure that no matter where you’re from, how you look, or how you live, you feel empowered and accepted at Gusto. The sum of nearly a decade of learnings, RISE is our commitment to build a company we’re proud of, that represents the world and businesses we serve.


We do our best to ensure Gusto’s entire workforce reflects all demographics of our country.


We foster allyship, community, and connections so that every Gustie feels like they belong.

Social impact

We leverage our platform for good to make the world a better place.


We create a level playing field with processes that include tailored opportunities for all, to drive equal outcomes.

Enabling Education and Awareness

Our commitment to diversity and belonging is more than just an idea. At Gusto, we provide opportunities for our people to learn, discuss, and engage with one another about today’s most relevant issues.

Our commitment to RISE and affinity groups allows us to better understand and serve the needs of our diverse small business customers while creating an enriching and empowering experience for our employees.
Chief People Officer

Our affinity groups.

One of the many ways we foster a diverse, inclusive workspace is through employee-led “with Gusto” affinity groups. Open to all Gusties, they’re a great way to connect with like-minded people. In addition, we offer interest groups for baking, cycling, dogs, sustainability, and more.

Our 2023 RISE Report: Continuing to Build a Company We are Proud of

Gusto’s 2023 RISE Report is our annual opportunity to share our commitment to representation, inclusion, social impact and equity. It’s not just a progress report—it’s a promise to do better. It’s how we invested in our people, developed deeper efficiencies, and created value for our employees and our customers.

See our diversity report

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