Five Vendors Committed To Diversity4:00 PM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
Successful organizations embrace diversity. A philosophy of inclusion is good for companies and for the industry at large. While our Diverse 100 is a listing of 100 VARs that are woman, minority, or veteran owned, or are considered disadvantaged, vendors too are making strides toward creating more diverse workplaces.
Following are five vendors that have made a commitment to diversity in the workplace, and that are promoting that philosophy by including women and minorities in upper-level management, actively engaging in the communities from which they are hiring and by publicizing their efforts.
Percent of Women: 23%
Percent of other minorities: 43%
Cisco has a number of high-level minority executives, including Padmasree Warrior, CTO (pictured); Wendy Bahr, senior vice president, U.S. and Canada Partner Organization; Susan L. Bostrom, executive vice president, chief marketing officer, Global Policy and Government Affairs; Rebecca Jacoby, senior vice president and chief information officer.
Percent of Women: 24%
Percent of other minorities: 40%
Among the chip maker's minority executives are Arvind Sodhani, executive vice president and president, Intel Capital; Rosalind Hudnell, Global Diversity and Inclusion director (pictured); Eric B. Kim, senior vice president, general manager, Digital Home Group; Renee J. James, senior vice president, general manager, Software and Services Group; and Patricia Murray senior vice president director, Human Resources.
Percent of Women: 24%
Percent of other minorities: 35%
Netapp was founded by James Lau with Dave Hitz in 1992 and was vice president of engineering from then until 1995. Other minority/women executives include: Chief Marketing Officer Christine Heckart; Gwen McDonald, Executive Vice President, Human Resources.
Percent of Women: 32%
Percent of other minorities: 31%
Salesforce has a host of minority and female managers, including George Hu executive vice president, Marketing and Alliances (pictured); Hilarie Koplow-McAdams, vice president, Worldwide Sales; Maria Martinez, vice president, Customers for Life; Polly Sumner, chief adoption officer.
Percent of Women: 31.4%
Percent of other minorities: 29.8%
Xerox has been committed to building an inclusive workforce for more than 30 years. Currently, 22.4 percent of Xerox' officials are managers or minorities. Among those minority and women managers are: Ursula Burns, CEO (pictured); Dr. Sophie Vanderbrock, CTO; Uta Werner, corporate vice President, Chief Strategy Officer; Patricia Elizondo, SVP Major Accounts; Armando Zagalo de Lima, executive vice president, Global Customer Operations; Don H. Liu, corporate senior vice president, General Counsel and Secretary; Ivy Thomas McKinney, corporate vice president Deputy General Counsel.