- Level 1 Mentoring Participation: 40.7% more than the Top 50
- Level 1 Sponsoring ERGs: More than double that of the Top 50
- Supplier Diversity: Spent 49.9% more of total procurement with tier-2 minority-owned suppliers than the Top 50
Dell remains on the list for its seventh year, moving up two spots from 2016. The past year also marked a big change for Dell upon its acquisition of EMC and subsequently integrating the company's D&I; initiatives with EMC.
Dell was the first IT company to participate in the Men Advocating Real Change (MARC) initiative, of which they increased their participation in this past year. The MARC initiative is dedicated to encouraging traditionally non-diverse individuals to advocate for and commit to diversity. Chairman and CEO Michael Dell and his direct reports participated in the MARC program, as well as nearly three-quarters of the company's global executives.
Of the employees who have already participated, 82 percent said the program changed their way of thinking or behavior. The company seeks to have all of its people managers participate in the program by the end of 2018.
In addition to participation in the MARC program, Dell utilizes a top-down approach for diversity regarding its Global Diversity Council, which is chaired by the company's CEO.
Dell has also seen strong growth among its employee resource group participation rates. Global participation went up by 9 percent, and the company went from 250 chapters globally to 300.
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."
EVP & Chief Customer Officer
"Dell has always been committed to building diverse, inclusive global teams. We know that when our team members feel valued, engaged and inspired to do their best work, our communities and our customers win. A diverse team is a stronger team, and I'm so proud to work for a company that believes in harnessing the power of the best and brightest talent regardless of gender, work style, country of origin."
U.S. Headquarters: Round Rock, Texas
Global Employees: 145,000
Last Year's DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking • No. 28
• No. 1 Supplier Diversity
• No. 4 Employee Resource Groups
• No. 11 Recruitment
• Global Diversity
• LGBT Employees