Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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

Siemens is a multicultural organi­zation with a global workforce of nearly 400,000 and operations in nearly every country in the world.  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 management, as well as through our employee training, cultural activities and events, and community outreach.  We recognize and respect differences and similarities, which not only strengthen our U.S.-based companies but also puts us at a competitive advantage.

 

We drive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through leadership opportunities and mentoring programs with our employee resource groups, professional development programs and supportive, inclusive working environments for our employees.  We actively work to create awareness and engage our workforce around 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 multifaceted focus on workforce, workplace and marketplace helps us recruit qualified individuals and create working environments in which they can be productive. A diverse and inclusive workforce and workplace are essential to growing our position in the industry and keeping the company moving forward.

Within this three-pillar framework, we apply Diversity, Equity and Inclusion methodologies to existing business goals and processes, from how we work with suppliers and how we hire talent to how we build teams for projects and how we interact with our customers.

 

At Siemens USA, where we have a team of 50,000, diversity extends beyond 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.  As an inclusive business, we strive to empower employees to always be their authentic selves at work.

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 communities.

 

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.