Udemy, the largest global marketplace for learning and teaching online, today announced that it has been ranked #34 on the "2020 Change the World" list by Fortune Magazine. This global list represents the top 50 companies making a positive social impact through business practices that are part of their core company mission. Udemy was recognized as a company that champions learners everywhere and provides anyone in the world with the courses they need to create the future they want.
With Udemy, any individual or organization can find expert instructors to help them gain the skills needed to stay ahead in today’s rapidly changing world. Over 35 million students around the world have advanced their careers and passions by mastering new skills on Udemy. With a global marketplace that’s constantly growing and updating, Udemy connects people everywhere with online courses on the latest in-demand skills.
"Udemy was founded on the belief that learning creates unlimited opportunities," said Gregg Coccari, CEO of Udemy. "In these times of challenge and change, we feel proud to provide access to the latest skills and a platform where experts around the world can share their knowledge while earning real income. The impact of COVID-19 has illustrated a need for continuous learning and an even greater need for learning that’s accessible, flexible, and meets individuals right where they are."
Udemy offers courses that help people stay ahead and succeed in an ever-changing world. In response to COVID-19 and shelter-in-place orders around the world, Udemy released the Udemy Free Resource Center to help learners everywhere ready themselves for new challenges and opportunities. Since Udemy’s founding over a decade ago, the company has been committed to providing access to affordable skills training and enabling expert instructors to create, host, and share thousands of free courses.
The "Change the World" list by Fortune Magazine celebrates companies and leaders that embrace corporate purpose and recognize how it can add value to business and society. Fortune Magazine evaluates the companies by measurable social impact, business results, degree of innovation, and corporate integration. To view the entire list, please visit: https://fortune.com/change-the-world/.
With a mission to improve lives through learning, Udemy is the world’s largest online learning destination that helps students, businesses, and governments gain the skills they need to compete in today’s economy. Thirty-five million students are mastering new skills from 57,000 expert instructors teaching over 130,000 online courses in topics from programming and data science to leadership and team building. For companies, Udemy for Business offers an employee training and development platform with subscription access to 7,000+ courses, learning analytics, as well as the ability to host and distribute their own content. Udemy for Government is designed to upskill workers and prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow. Eighty percent of Fortune 100 companies trust Udemy for employee upskilling. Udemy is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Denver, Brazil, India, Ireland, and Turkey. Udemy investors include Insight Partners, Prosus (Naspers Ventures), Norwest Venture Partners, Stripes, and Benesse Holdings.
Senior Director, Global Communications @ Udemy