At VMware, we celebrate our people from a wide variety of dynamic backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We deliver transformative IT solutions by harnessing the power of human difference and building a community that is inclusive and diverse. Our diversity and inclusion initiative, VMinclusion, is a business-led effort to attract and engage the multinational, multicultural talent critical to our globally connected business.
- Pat Gelsinger, CEO and VMinclusion Co-Sponsor
We encourage everyone at VMware to bring their authentic selves to work. No matter the role, level within the organization, or location in the world, our people are empowered to lead at VMware. In order to model authentic leadership, leaders and employees across the company share their own stories.
- Betsy Sutter, Chief People Officer and VMinclusion Co-Sponsor
Power of Difference communities (PODs) are employee-driven groups that enhance VMware’s inclusive culture and harness the power of human difference. We have PODs for site specific locations as well as PODs designed to strengthen networks for women and underrepresented groups. PODs are open to anyone in the company and designed to help participants grow as leaders, engage with different communities, and drive business impact.
Demographic POD communities at VMware include: Black@VMware, Chinese@VMware, Latinos@VMware, PRIDE@VMware, Veterans@VMware and Women@VMware.
Local Site PODs include: VMinclusion@Bulgaria, VMinclusion@China, VMinclusion@Cork, VMinclusion@CostaRica, VMinclusion@India, VMinclusion@Japan, VMinclusion@UK (and more coming soon!)
VMware incorporates different ways of thinking and provides opportunities for employees to shine in the sites in which we operate. Learn more about how we’re developing diversity and inclusion ambassadors to help make VMware and the communities we serve a better place for everyone. Watch this video on our Local Power of Difference communities and join us!
With leading researchers from Stanford University, we deliver research-based education on what Unconscious Bias is and how to block that bias in the workplace. 92% of participants leave with a commitment to action to block bias in the workplace.
DIALOGUE Peer Mentoring Circles offers leadership development through a gendered lens from the Stanford University Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Women participating globally report growth in their perceptions of themselves as leaders and develop stronger networks for career advancement. Men can also participate as allies.
Over the past few years, we’ve achieved measurable improvements with women as a result of our women’s initiative. Now, we have begun our focus on underrepresented minority talent in the U.S. We are not satisfied with where we are and recognize the work ahead of us. Sustainable change and continuous improvement require accountability and transparency across the technology industry. This is why we are taking the step to disclose our diversity data.
At VMware, harnessing the power of human difference means equal pay for equal work. We continually analyze compensation globally, accounting for multiple factors that influence pay such as tenure, geographic location and performance. Our most recent data analysis, done by a third party, shows that at VMware, women earn 99% of their male counterparts' salary globally and racial and ethnic minority employees earn 100% of their white counterparts in the U.S. We are proud of these results and are strongly committed to pay equity and equal opportunity across gender and racial lines.
Representation data is of June 2016. Pay Equity analysis was conducted in September 2016.
* Voluntary disclosure data. LGBTQ data was collected in countries where identification is legal as part of a new data collection process.
VMware is deeply committed to working across the industry to building communities for women in tech and growing the next generations of women leaders.
VMware founded the Women Transforming Technology (WT2) conference in 2016, to bring together industry leaders and community organizations committed to gender diversity at all levels across the tech industry.
We started CodeHouse at VMware to connect with women at the very beginning of their career. Women from universities around the world are invited to join us, where they could collaborate directly with a network of female engineers on a community project. It’s all about code and it’s all about women.
As part of our Founding level partnership, we launched new networks in Bangalore, Beijing, Shanghai, Sofia and Palo Alto, enabling over 2,500 new members. VMware has hosted 25 events with 1,000+ live attendees and 3,500+ virtual attendees.
VMware is engaging with all of our community to help accelerate change and be a force for good across the technology industry. As such, we are making bold commitments and investing in programs to expand the community of female and diverse talent in technology.