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@ANZ, VMinclusion@Bulgaria, VMinclusion@China, VMinclusion@Cork, VMinclusion@CostaRica, VMinclusion@France, VMinclusion@Germany, VMinclusion@India, VMinclusion@Japan, VMinclusion@METNA, VMinclusion@SEAK, and VMinclusion@UK.
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.
The Voice & Influence program, designed by Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab, offers leadership development through a gendered lens. Women participating globally report growth in their perceptions of themselves as leaders and develop stronger networks for career advancement. Men also participate as allies.
We are purposefully building a welcoming and inclusive culture. We want to attract, retain and celebrate the industry’s most talented people, whose diversity of experience and perspective will drive our innovation and maintain our position as industry leaders.
We are encouraged by our progress. Each year, our community moves closer to fully representing the diverse, global customers we serve. But - like the technology industry itself - we are not yet where we want to be.
At VMware, when we care about something, we believe in driving for measurable improvements. By measuring our progress, we see how far we have come and how far we still have to go. Thank you for joining us on our journey.
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 February 2018. In 2017, VMware transitioned to a new fiscal calendar, and as a result, FY 2017 was only one month long. Therefore, FY 2017 is not reported. Pay Equity analysis was conducted in June 2017. Representation calculations remove blanks and declines. To create additional transparency we share our 2017 US EEO-1 report here. We believe the metrics we have shared above are a more meaningful representation of our diversity focus.
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 committed to harnessing the power of human difference by enabling a workplace where we can all be proud to be our authentic selves. As part of that, VMware is committed to creating a flexible, inclusive environment for everyone inside and outside of the company. VMware does not support any law that would promote discrimination based on differences such as gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, age, disability, religion or military service. We want our people to come to work as their best selves, and we believe that diversity is good for our employees and our company.
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.
We are proud of what we have achieved and continue to strive for a diverse and inclusive best place to work environment. And we have been recognized for our achievements.