WHY IT’S ON THE LIST
In its fifth year on the list, Dell continues to be a leader in creating employee resource groups, especially on a global basis.
Dell’s global groups were launched two years ago and include groups for
women, LGBT employees, employees with disabilities, veterans, remote workers and younger employees. They have formal, standardized charters that enable them to align to the same strategies, missions and initiatives. Each group receives a toolkit, focusing on professional development, community support and new strategies, as well as budget advice.
The employee-resource-group leaders present twice a year to the executive diversity council, chaired by Chairman and CEO Michael Dell. The council reviews policies, action plans and progress, and consults with customers, business partners and team members to understand global best practices.
A visible diversity-and-inclusion supporter, Michael Dell also links executive compensation to diversity goals set by the council.
The company has focused on talent development in recent years, especially for women. By partnering with organizations that are developing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) careers for girls and others from underrepresented groups, Dell is building a diverse pipeline for its future.
Chairman and CEO
“A diversity of perspectives, backgrounds and experiences is the catalyst for innovation. That’s how we deliver better results for our customers and our team members. For us, a diverse and inclusive culture is a competitive advantage.”
Vice President, Talent and Chief Diversity Officer
“Diverse perspectives are vital to driving innovation, making informed decisions and delivering solutions that appeal to a broad range of customers and markets. By creating an environment where all team members can express themselves openly and honestly, we can support them to give their best and confidently share their ideas.”
U.S. Headquarters: Round Rock, Texas
Global Employees: 98,962
U.S. Employees: 35,131
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 32
OTHER DIVERSITYINC LISTS
- No. 2 Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity
- No. 4 Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity
- No. 4 Top 10 Employee Resource Groups