What and Why D&I Matters

Diversity is What Makes Us Unique

Diversity includes but is not limited to gender, color, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, pregnancy, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, and political affiliation -as well as education, experiences, perspectives, and culture. 

Inclusion is an Essential Behavior

Inclusion is being valued, respected, and supported; it ensures that each and every person is able to participate and bring their whole self to work, and every day, maximize their personal contribution to Hewlett Packard Enterprise. 

Top 5 Reasons Why D&I Matters

More effectively build products for and market to consumers from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, living with disability, and women.
As a supplier we must demonstrate our actions and commitment to responsible Diversity & Inclusion practices to retain our customers and win their support.
Innovation and invention are the by-products of an inclusive, diverse workplace. Behind every one of our breakthroughs is a team of individuals who examine challenges from every possible angle.
We apply our talent, technology, and partnerships to improve communities and drive positive social change around the globe.
Leveraging shifts in the global talent landscape allows us to attract well-educated, highly ambitious talent in developing and mature economies. Businesses that foster inclusive workplaces see lower turnover rates than businesses that do no value a diverse workforce.

History of Diversity and Inclusion

Global Inclusion (2011-Forward)

Delivering global skills aligned with HPE values and business strategy to maximize org capability.

  • HPE is No. 4 in the 2012 Diversity, Inc. Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity.
  • 2012 Transgender Health Care and Tax Equity Benefits in the U.S
  • Ascend: HPE Sponsorship Program is launched.
  • HPE becomes a Platform Partner with Lean In
  • Introduced Cultural Competence Training/Tool to all HPE employees via HPE University, fostering next generational global leadership capability and promoting workforce inclusion.

Global Workplace (2007-2010)

Actualizing cross-cultural understanding and strengths of diverse teams.

  • Diversity strategy expanded to include the marketplace, workplace and community, including addition of diversity goals to EC scorecard.
  • Diversity education integrated into HPE training.
  • HPE women among the 50 most powerful women in business.
  • Saudi Arabia, HPE is the first international information technology company to hire female employees in 2006.
  • ERGs go global.
  • First Women's Summit in India.

Inclusive Work Environment (1990-2006)

Creating an inclusive work environment that values all employees.

  • CEO diversity dialogue with senior leaders company-wide on diversity accountability.
  • Catalyst award for leadership in advancing women in the workplace.
  • First black employee forum is held.
  • 10th anniversary of women's conference.
  • Policies and benefits:
    • Revised non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
    • Domestic partner benefits established.

Workforce Diversity (1980’s)

Initiating proactive behaviors and actions that foster and engage a diverse workforce.

  • 1st women's conference.
  • Women and underrepresented group ERGs are formed.

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action (1960’s/1970’s)

Establishing a workplace free of discrimination.

  • Equal Opportunity Policy is established.
  • 1st Black/African American and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Employee Resource Groups (ERG) are formed.

Want to Know More?

Visit the Living Progress report to view Hewlett Packard Enterprise's workforce demographics and learn more about our diversity and inclusion efforts.