Allyship at F5

To build a diverse and inclusive culture, everyone at F5 must commit to speaking up against bias and microaggressions…but what does that look like? In this video, F5ers share their stories.

We’re Committed to a Diverse and Inclusive F5

Our mission: Together, we actively build a culture where everyone feels they can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We know the magic ingredient is our differences, when embraced with humility and respect. And because we know this, we believe that top talent is found in a diversity of individual backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

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Our 2023 Diversity & Inclusion Report

At F5, we’re committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. Check out our 2023 D&I report to learn about our journey to date and our path to growth using the IDEA framework: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Allyship.

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BeF5 is made up of five core behaviors that define how we express our culture in the day-to-day.

Our differences—when embraced with humility and respect—drive smarter decisions, increased innovation, stronger performance, and a culture where everyone can be themselves.

In other words, we talk the talk and walk the walk. And, to help make sure of that, we offer a mix of online and in-person diversity and inclusion awareness opportunities and experiences to meet employees, teams, and leaders where they’re at.

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BeF5 Diversity and inclusion


It’s what we do.

Hiring people with diverse backgrounds and experiences isn’t just that right thing to do. It’s also the smart thing to do. It helps us create better products and services, make better decisions, and better serve our customers.

We’ve expanded our outreach and involvement with organizations to increase our ability to attract highly qualified candidates from under-represented backgrounds. We’re also expanding diversity sourcing by including more online resources and strategic community partnerships.

We offer consistent support and resources to help people grow—professionally and personally. We help people expand their skillsets—including their capabilities to build inclusive team environments where everyone is seen, heard, and valued. F5 is a place where everyone is welcome and has the opportunity to succeed.

"AT F5, WE VALUE EACH other…

…We acknowledge and build on the contributions and strengths of others. We support each other by putting the human first. We show up as real, vulnerable, transparent human beings who speak from the heart and willingly invest our time to help each other grow.”

François Locoh-Donou
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director


Employee Inclusion Groups (EIGs) bring people together across F5 worldwide. These groups each have executive and company backing, and they play a pivotal role in building and fostering internal networks and community. Our EIGs are inclusive—allies are welcome.

F5 Ability

F5 Ability

The F5 Ability EIG creates a more inclusive F5 by including those who have visible and invisible differences in their abilities. We strive to support and attract a more diverse workforce and community by building and learning from each other.


F5 Appreciates Blackness | FAB

We create and maintain an environment respectful of diverse traditions and experiences. We’re committed to sharing the culture and background of all people of African descent.

F5 Connects Women

F5 Connects Women

We’re focused on uniting F5 employees around the world to support the equality and advancement of women.

F5 Latinx e Hispanos Unidos

F5 Latinx e Hispanos Unidos

We work to grow the Latinx and Hispanic presence at F5 through support and outreach. We seek to enrich teams with a more diverse mindset.

F5 Military Veterans

F5 Military Veterans

We strive to actively promote, recruit, and support military veterans and families via programs of recognition, assistance, and outreach.

F5 Pride

F5 Pride

We’re the EIG for LGBTQ+ employees. We’re focused on building community and understanding at F5.

Our guiding principle, “First and foremost, we do the right thing—for each other, our customers, our shareholders, our community, and the world,” informs how we reach out to our communities.

F5 Global Good

F5 is committed to being a force for social good.

This passion for giving back has been at the heart of the company since its inception. And now we’re doing even more.


F5's annual EEO-1 reports, based on date ranges and categories required by the U.S. federal government, are also available for download.

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