Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We strive to be an employer of choice and unleash the maximum potential of our people to drive business success.

Siemens is a richly multicultural organi­zation with operations in nearly every country in the world with the opportunity for our employees to work and live in other parts of the world to broaden their insights.  Our diversity practices are built on awareness and respect for local histories, cultures and needs.  Here in the United States, Siemens promotes diversity at all levels, from entry level to the highest ranks through management and employee training, cultural activities and events, community outreach and more.  We recognize and respect differences and similarities, which strengthens our U.S.-based companies and puts us at a competitive advantage.

 

We drive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by providing leadership opportunities and mentoring programs with our employee resource groups, as well as professional development programs, and a supportive, inclusive working environment for our employees.  We set a plan of action to create awareness and engagement of management and employees to understand the value of diversity and its business impact.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion becomes a lens for looking at, identifying, developing and advancing the business.  Focused efforts will yield greater business results.
Nichelle Grant, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Siemens USA

Workforce, Workplace and Marketplace

Our focus on the workforce, workplace and marketplace helps us recruit qualified individuals to work in an environment in which they can be productive. It helps us grow our position in the industry and keeps the company moving forward.

We strive for a diverse and inclusive workforce and workplace to grow our business in the marketplace.  Within the three-pillar framework, we work with existing business goals and processes to apply Diversity, Equity and Inclusion methodologies to how we work with suppliers, how we hire talent, how we build teams for projects and how we interact with our customers.

 

For Siemens USA, diversity extends beyond the inherent attributes such as gender, age or ethnicity.  It also mirrors who we are through acquired attributes such as education, socioeconomic background, nationality, job experience, religion, sexual orientation, etc.  This extended definition applies to not only a 50K-person-strong company in the U.S. but also a global company of nearly 400K.  An inclusive business recognizes, appreciates and values the difference.  Inclusion allows employees to be their authentic self at work; when an individual is comfortable, they are engaged, connected and can be more productive.  Inclusion must manifest itself with frontline employees, managers/supervisors and senior leadership.

Focusing on diversity and inclusion is a core part of our business strategy. 
Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) @ Siemens

Siemens sponsors Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) formed by employees with commonalities in areas such as ethnicity, gender, disability and sexual orientation.  With 10,000 ERG members, 10 ERGs and several active chapters, ERGs offer employees an inclusive, supportive environment, networking opportunities, tools to promote personal and professional development and access to mentoring networks.  At the same time, ERGs add value to the company and employee engagement by helping to drive these four key objectives: business alignment, personal and professional development, talent acquisition and community involvement.  Our ERG focal areas include: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT); generational; Hispanic; black; Asian; veterans; eco-friendly; and women.

 

Our ERGs increase engagement and collaboration across the organization.  Through events and activities, they help further define the business case for diversity by measuring their performance. Our members are thought leaders in their focal areas, and they help cultivate business innovation and growth opportunities.

ACE ERG at Siemens

Asian Cultural Exchange (ACE)

Asian Cultural Exchange (ACE)

ACE builds a competitive advantage through the exchange of diverse perspectives and insights around Asian culture, and global culture in general, that will better assist in connecting with our employees, customers, and communities.

Black Employee Community at Siemens (BEC@S)

Black Employee Community at Siemens (BEC@S)

Black Employee Community at Siemens (BEC@S)

BEC@S provides opportunities to develop and leverage the talents of its members in an effort to positively impact Siemens internally and externally through events and activities based on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council’s three pillars.

Women’s Impact Network at Siemens (WIN@S)

Women’s Impact Network at Siemens (WIN@S)

Women’s Impact Network at Siemens (WIN@S)

WIN@S is committed to promoting the inclusion, awareness, and understanding of issues and challenges facing women within the Siemens workforce.  Its charter is to provide opportunities for personal and professional development that enables employees to maximize their overall potential and contribution to Siemens’ success.  WIN@S represents several chapters across all sectors of Siemens in the United States.

Pride ERG at Siemens

Pride

Pride

Pride engages all employees in Siemens corporate life, and encourages them to invest their full selves in areas of Workforce, Workplace and Marketplace. Pride increases Siemens’ brand equity as a leader in technological innovation and a global employer of choice through employee empowerment, community engagement, professional development, education, inclusion and fellowship.

Bridge

Bridge

Bridge provides a platform to inform employees about the benefits of Financial Planning, Health and Wellness and Knowledge Transfer.

Siemens Veterans Network (SVN) ERG at Siemens

Siemens Veterans Network (SVN)

Siemens Veterans Network (SVN)

SVN provides an environment at Siemens that recognizes and exemplifies the value that our veterans bring to the organization, while expanding the veteran workforce through organizational awareness.

Association for Multicultural Inclusion & Growth @ Siemens (AMIG@S)

Association for Multicultural Inclusion & Growth @ Siemens (AMIG@S)

Association for Multicultural Inclusion & Growth @ Siemens (AMIG@S)

AMIG@S strengthen the concept of a diverse and inclusive community within the organization by aligning business strategies and initiatives while providing professional development opportunities and fostering innovation and ownership culture.

SiemensAbility

SiemensAbility

SiemensAbility fosters an environment of inclusion, awareness, understanding, and support of the disabled community.  SiemensAbility sponsors the LIFE@Siemens program, which provides internships for high school students between the ages of 18 and 22 with intellectual disabilities.  Students learn essential work and life skills such as social interactions, communication, teamwork and problem-solving.

Greem ERG at Siemens

Green

Green

Green seeks to motivate Siemens employees to make educated and responsible decisions in reducing their overall impact on the environment, both at work and at home.

Next Generation of Talent (NEXT) ERG at Siemens

Next Generation of Talent (NEXT)

Next Generation of Talent (NEXT)

NEXT seeks to make an impact on our company by providing real value to our business and to our members through initiatives, education, and leadership. We work for and with early- and mid-career professionals to develop talent, engage people with our company and their careers here and provide opportunities to grow. NEXT wants to help create sustainable change on our culture internally and in our communities to help retain our talent and make Siemens an aspirational workplace.