What and Why D&I Matters
Why Diversity & Inclusion 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.
Top 5 Reasons Why D&I Matters
Is Important to our Partners
Improves the Communities We Work and Live In
Attracts and Retains the Best Employees
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.