The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.
From hosting Wikipedia to creating edit-checking artificial intelligence (AI), we design and build the open-source technology that powers Wikimedia projects. Community volunteers and Foundation technologists collaborate on MediaWiki, the platform that makes sharing free knowledge possible. Wikipedia is the fifth most-visited website in the world, with more than 6,000 visits every second. Our infrastructure keeps it online. Over the last year, we delivered an uptime of 99.97% (according to independent monitoring) across all project sites.
We envision a world in which every single person can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe knowledge belongs to everyone, and in order to empower people from diverse backgrounds to participate in the collaborative creation of knowledge, we need to build diverse teams that reflect the communities we support and an inclusive culture of belonging that embraces the potential of our diversity.
We believe in co-creating safe, respectful and collaborative work spaces. We aspire to generate a sense of belonging by understanding each and everyone’s differences, contexts and experiences. Through our actions, we ensure that the staff at the Foundation has a healthy work environment where they can flourish.
We are committed to cherishing our differences, and putting people first. We seek to foster a creative environment that unleashes innovative solutions toward building a more inclusive and equitable hiring and retention process. This commitment starts at the top of our organization and moves through every level of hiring from managers to individual contributors. We strive to ensure excellence in our work by building this path together.
The Wikimedia Foundation takes knowledge seriously, and that means that Wikipedia as a truly global project written and curated by people from all around the world is fundamental. Knowledge belongs to all of us.
What we stand for…
We acknowledge diversity, equity and inclusion as core values and essential keys to fulfill our mission. We aspire to generate a sense of belonging by understanding each and everyone’s differences, contexts and experiences. We believe in co-creating safe, respectful and collaborative work spaces. By our actions, we ensure that all of the staff from the Foundation have a healthy work environment where they can flourish.
One of the best things about working for the Wikimedia Foundation is that we have people from all over the planet contributing their ideas and skills, and we frequently interact with a wide range of individuals and organizations around the world. Within the Foundation, the meaning of diversity and inclusion is this: Diversity is about who is represented here and inclusion is about creating a culture where people feel a sense of belonging and fairness.