Real Change. Powered by Human Difference.

Making VMware more diverse, equitable and inclusive for our employees, customers and communities is fundamental to who we are. We believe it’s also essential to our success. That’s why achieving and measuring real change and meaningful impact are key components of our business-led 2030 Agenda.
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Raghu Raghuram
Our focus on diversity, equity and inclusion is both important and necessary in our evolution as a business. Our Power of Difference communities are collectively raising our consciousness of the company and helping us build a platform for equitable change.
- Raghu Raghuram, CEO, VMware

How We Measure Change

Measuring our ongoing performance helps us achieve meaningful change. Our FY21 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report explains our targets and shows our progress in hiring and promoting people from underrepresented communities. 

Gender Breakdown  

In 2021, women make up just over one quarter (27.1 percent) of our overall workforce. We set specific and measurable annual goals to increase the representation of women globally.

Race and Ethnicity 

In 2021, over half (55.4 percent) of our employees at VMware are Caucasian/White. We set specific and measurable annual goals to increase the diversity of our workforce and improve the representation of underrepresented groups in the U.S.

Racial Ethnicity breakdown at VMware in 2021 in descending order: 55.4% white, 32.2 % Asian, 6.2% Hispanic/LatinX, 3.7% African-American/Black, 2.0 % Multiracial, 0.5 % other

Gender Breakdown  

In 2021, women fill 25.4 percent of leadership roles at VMware. We set specific and measurable annual goals to increase the representation of women globally.

Race and Ethnicity 

In 2021, 64.2 percent of VMware’s leadership team are Caucasian/White. We set specific and measurable annual goals to increase the diversity of our workforce and improve the representation of underrepresented groups in the U.S.

Racial Ethnicity breakdown in Leadership at VMware in 2021 in descending order: 64.2% white, 27.4 % Asian, 4.3% Hispanic/LatinX, 2.2% African-American/Black, 1.4 % Multiracial, 0.5 % other

Gender Breakdown  

In 2020, 25.7 percent of our overall workforce were women. We set specific and measurable annual goals to increase the representation of women globally.

Race and Ethnicity  

In 2020, 57.6 percent of VMware employees were Caucasian/White. We set specific and measurable annual goals to increase the diversity of our workforce and improve the representation of underrepresented groups in the U.S.

Racial Ethnicity breakdown at VMware in 2020 in descending order: 57.6.% white, 31.1 % Asian, 5.8 % Hispanic/LatinX, 3.2% African-American/Black, 1.8 % Multiracial, 0.5 % other

Gender Breakdown  

In 2020, just under one quarter (24.4 percent) of leaders at VMware were women. We set specific and measurable annual goals to increase the representation of women globally.

Race and Ethnicity  

In 2020, over two thirds (67.1 percent) of VMware’s leadership team were Caucasian/White. We set specific and measurable annual goals to increase the diversity of our workforce and improve the representation of underrepresented groups in the U.S.

Racial Ethnicity breakdown in Leadership at VMware in 2021 in descending order: 67.1% white, 26.6 % Asian, 3.8% Hispanic/LatinX, 1.5% African-American/Black, 1.1 % Multiracial, 0.3 % other

Gender Breakdown  

In 2019, women made up 24.7 percent of our overall workforce. We set specific and measurable annual goals to increase the representation of women globally.

Race and Ethnicity  

In 2019, over half (55.6 percent) of our employees were Caucasian/White, while one third (33.8 percent) were Asian. We set specific and measurable annual goals to increase the diversity of our workforce and improve the representation of underrepresented groups in the U.S.

Racial Ethnicity breakdown at VMware in 2019 in descending order: 55.6% white, 33.8 % Asian, 5.5 % Hispanic/LatinX, 3.0% African-American/Black, 1.7 % Multiracial, 0.4 % other

Gender Breakdown  

In 2019, women filled 23.9 percent of leadership roles at VMware. We set specific and measurable annual goals to increase the representation of women globally.

Race and Ethnicity  

In 2019, the majority of our leadership team (64.9 percent) were Caucasian/White. We set specific and measurable annual goals to increase the diversity of our workforce and improve the representation of underrepresented groups in the U.S.

Racial Ethnicity breakdown in Leadership at VMware in 2021 in descending order: 64.9% white, 28.2 % Asian, 4.0% Hispanic/LatinX, 1.4% African-American/Black, 1.2 % Multiracial, 0.3 % other
Data is reflective of each Fiscal Year. 2021 data is current as of January 31, 2021. 2020 data is current as of January 31, 2020. 2019 data is as of February 1, 2019. Our representation data excludes blanks and declines. Pay equity analysis was conducted in November 2020. Data from past years is restated to reflect organizational changes and may reflect slight variances from last year’s publication.
Leadership is defined as director level and above.
* “Other” includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander.
 To provide further transparency around our progress, we are reporting representation to the nearest tenth of a percent, as shared in our 2019 and 2020 U.S. EEO-1 reports.

 

Equal Pay for Equal Work

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 job, grade, tenure, time in job, 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.

Equal Pay for Equal Work

Read More in Our FY21 DEI Report

Explore VMware’s goals, programs and current scorecard for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Our Industry DEI Awards

VMware is recognized for our ongoing commitment to diversity and equality in the workplace.
The Best Employers for Diversity
Best Places to work
Best Place to work for Disability Inclusion
The Best Employers for Women

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