Diversity and Inclusion at Seagate


Diversity encompasses both the physical and non-physical traits that make us who we are, and each is just as important when it comes to making us unique. That's why at Seagate we view diversity through two lenses—identity and thought. Read our Diversity and Inclusion annual report.

Diversity of Identity
Identity includes the visible and non-visible human characteristics that constitute identity: gender, race, age, sexual orientation, ancestry, physical abilities, religion, and others.
At Seagate, everyone must be treated fairly and with dignity. There is room for everyone in our company because we welcome diverse people and different perspectives.
Diversity of Thought
These are the differences in perspective and expertise that we each bring to the table.
People from various backgrounds and experiences possess different approaches to solving problems. Continuous innovation at Seagate happens in part thanks to fresh ideas that are strengthened by many points of view.

“We must foster a workplace culture where people feel safe to be who they are, respected by others, and welcomed for the unique contributions they bring to the table. This is what a culture of inclusion looks like at Seagate.”

 

Heather Howell
Senior Manager of Diversity and Inclusion

Value of Inclusion

Along with Integrity and Innovation, our core value of Inclusion is at the heart of what guides us at Seagate. As global citizens, we are committed to promoting inclusion—both within and outside of our walls. That’s why Seagate is a founding member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), as well as a proud signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Read more about Seagate’s global citizenship efforts.



Integrity


Innovation


Inclusion

Positive Changes, Meaningful Results


As we continue to expand our diversity and inclusion efforts globally, we are proud of the positive consequences of this effort.
For more information on diversity, read our Global Citizenship Annual Report.

Representation Highlights*


Women in our
global workforce
Minorities in our
U.S. workforce
Women in management
positions (global)
Minorities in professional
positions (U.S.)

“When I joined Seagate in 1995, I was an operator without a college degree. However, during the past 24 years, Seagate has provided me with opportunities to learn, develop, and grow. Now, whenever I have a chance, I will coach and mentor junior employees.”

 

Wenying
China, Senior Manager

Inclusion in Action


At Seagate, we believe in living according to our values every day. That’s why we’re committed to supporting our value of Inclusion through education, outreach, and engaging our communities. Below, you’ll find just some concrete ways that illustrate this commitment.

Breaking Bias
Unconscious bias represents a major roadblock to an inclusive culture, where all employees feel safe, welcome, and respected for their unique contributions. But simply raising awareness of unconscious bias isn’t enough to mitigate its impact. That is why Seagate developed a comprehensive global program designed to equip our employees—from executives to individual contributors—with mindful strategies to actively and consciously mitigate bias in their own roles, in the moment.
Community Engagement
Our commitment to inclusion doesn’t end at our walls, but serves as a positive example of global citizenship to the thousands of people in the communities where we live and work. Our corporate Community Engagement program supports and enables our employees to engage local communities, including elementary schools, science fairs, and more.
Employee Resource Groups
ERGs are the lifeblood of a welcoming workplace. At Seagate, our ERGs play a critical role in supporting their members, raising awareness of diversity, and fostering inclusion by providing development opportunities and resources to all employees. Seagate ERGs currently represent six diverse constituencies, including interfaith/religion, LGBTQ, Women, and Veterans.

Awards and Recognition



FGB
Best Technology Company for Women, 2019


CEI 2019
Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, 2019 Corporate Equality Index


Disability Award
Recognition for disability hiring and fostering an inclusive working environment in China