We seek to ensure DEI is in our DNA.

We care about how our platform is used and recognize that it reflects the values of the people who build it. We strive to bring unique experiences, ideas, and perspectives to grow an inclusive culture reflecting our global community, in order to ensure equitable distribution of the benefits of our platform.

Diversity Spotlights

Felipe Sarmiento

The Business of Science at Ginkgo


From Intern to Senior Scientist


From Small Communities To Big Innovations

Affinity Groups at Ginkgo

Affinity is the tendency of a chemical species such as an atom or molecule to react with another to form a chemical compound. At Ginkgo, we realize that folks will find common ground around the identities and experiences that each team member brings to the table. We want to provide spaces for our team to elevate and provide a collective voice around shared issues or concerns.

Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu

Asian-Pacific Islander Affinity Group

Ynes Mexia

Latinx Affinity Group

Alan Turing

Veterans Affinity Group

Katherine Johnson

Black Affinity Group

Rosalind Franklin

Group for Underrepresented Genders

Ben Barres

LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group

Ginkgo Diversity Data

Last updated: 2.25.2022

We feel that it is important to point out the obvious here – there’s a serious lack of diversity in our industry, and that needs to change. Our goal is to help drive that change. Ginkgo is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in all of its practices, especially when it comes to growing our team. Our culture promotes inclusion and embraces how rewarding it is to work with people from all walks of life.

We’re developing a powerful biological engineering platform, so we must remain mindful of the many ways our technology can – and will – impact people around the world. We care about how our platform is used, and having a diverse team to build it gives us the best chance that it’s something we’ll be proud of as it continues to grow. Therefore, it’s critical that we incorporate the diverse voices and visions of all those who play a role in the future of biology.

It’s Ginkgo Bioworks’ policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants.

Across Our Team

Underrepresented Genders 1
Underrepresented Racial And/Or Ethnic Groups 2

In Our Leadership 3

Underrepresented Genders
Underrepresented Racial And/Or Ethnic Groups

Our Hiring Goals

Underrepresented Genders
Underrepresented Racial And/Or Ethnic Groups
1. At Ginkgo, we use an expansive definition of underrepresented genders including the full spectrum of gender identity. For this goal we include any Bioworker who self-identifies as an underrepresented gender including all women, non-binary, or gender non-conforming team members.

2. The term “underrepresented racial and/or ethnic groups” refers to the racial/ethnic groups that the National Institute of Health / National Science Foundation have found to have smaller representation in the fields of science and engineering than their representation in the US population. These groups are: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.

3. Our leadership is defined by the following titles: Founder, Board, Executive Team, SVP/VP, Fellow, Principal Engineer, Senior Engineer, Senior Director, Director.
Diversity Dashboard

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