Our People

We greatly value inclusion, diversity and encourage the mutual respect of others. We condemn all forms of racism, discrimination, hatred and inhumanity. These toxic forces undermine the values we hold dear and work exhaustively to cultivate in our company and our communities.
Katie Kulikoski

What I really want is for employees to feel as though they have a vested interest in inclusion, equity and diversity. This work is not just for “underrepresented” groups. There’s something for everyone.

Dr. Shirley Knowles Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer
Shirley Knowles
Progress Appoints Dr. Shirley Knowles as First Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

We are thrilled to welcome aboard Dr. Shirley Knowles as our Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer (CIDO) who will act as a champion for our inclusion, equity and diversity strategy. Learn more about Shirley here.

Practicing Empowerment of Women During International Women’s Day (IWD)

Through the work of one of our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Progress for Her, employees across Progress’ offices celebrate IWD, the global movement celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Building Leadership Skills Across Our Company

As part of our many career development initiatives, managers take part in our LEAD Management Development Program, a custom-built learning experience created specifically for Progress managers. At its heart, the program is a learning experience with a single-word focus: LEAD.

Progress Proud

What does it mean to be #ProgressProud?

It’s the excitement of collaborating with amazing people. It’s the satisfaction of working on industry-leading products. It’s being empowered by shared purpose—solving customer problems and helping them excel in their industries. It’s about working hard to create a community where everyone can bring their whole selves to work.

It’s the pride that comes from being part of a company where people matter for who they are.


We are looking for a Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer to join us as we challenge ourselves and the businesses that we support to think about inclusion, diversity, and equality differently.

Watch Progress CEO Yogesh Gupta and CPO Katie Kulikoski have an open conversation about racial and social justice and the steps Progress is taking to foster inclusion and diversity in the workplace and in our local communities.

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Lilyana Boneva

Developer Tools Demand Generation, Bulgaria

“I love how Progress supports everybody in their professional development by nurturing collaboration and providing learning opportunities. This is the most important investment a person or a company can make.”


Senior Enterprise Account Manager, Netherlands

“While working from home for such a long time is new to all of us, Progress made it a pleasant experience. I’m impressed by how caring, supportive and flexible the company has been in the past months.”


Senior Marketing Operations Analyst, United States

“When I transitioned to Progress after the Ipswitch acquisition, my new team was very welcoming and supportive. I feel fortunate to join this organization and explore and learn new skills and technologies.”

Awards and Accolades

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HR Distinction Awards