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About Us

Seagate Professionals of Color (SPOC) raises awareness and provides support to people of underrepresented affiliations within Seagate. We support inclusion through community outreach, education, and leadership engagement.

A Message from One of Our Leaders

“As a founding member of the SPOC ERG, I am proud of our progress and the initiatives we have put forth to improve diversity here at Seagate. Although we have encountered many obstacles, I am encouraged by the support of our executive sponsors and allies to make Seagate a place of equity, belonging, and representation for all employees.”

Dwight Tole
Minnesota, USA

Get to Know Us

  • alt University Partnerships

    By partnering with organizations including the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Tusaalo Mentoring, and Hennepin Technical College, SPOC strives towards developing a pipeline for underrepresented students to kickstart their careers at Seagate.

  • alt Employee Engagement

    SPOC encourages employees across all our manufacturing sites to participate in ERGs.

  • alt Juneteenth Booth

    SPOC fosters community engagement by celebrating our culture and history within Seagate.

  • alt Virtual Discussions

    Despite challenges to connect in person due to COVID, SPOC has held virtual socials, meetings, and events for their members and allies to cultivate more inclusion in the workplace.

  • alt Employee Lunch Events

    SPOC has helped arrange lunch events for employees to learn more about Seagate employee resource groups.

  • alt ¡Cafecito Conmigo!

    Spanish speaking members meet weekly to connect and bring together people from nations across the globe.


Awards and Recognition

For the second year, three Seagate employees—Adrienne Hester, Senior Engineer; Arati Kulkarni, Senior Staff Analyst, and Yasmine El-Khatib, Staff Engineer—received "Technology Rising Star" recognition by the Women of Color STEM Conference. The awards were earned for their outstanding achievements in the workplace during the 2022 conference.

Cultivating Inclusivity, Equity, and Belonging

Our group continues to look for ways to leverage the ERG by partnering with strategic stakeholders to cultivate a more inclusive, equitable, and nurturing workplace. For example, SPOC is proud of the progress made in essential employee engagement efforts, pipeline development, and the impact of a new chapter in Longmont, CO.

Learn about our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Because who you are matters to us.