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Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Three significant words often strung together with the power to shape a stronger company culture and workplace environment for all.
At Samsung, it’s part of our company’s heritage to push boundaries and defy barriers to achieve meaningful progress and power bold innovation. But innovation doesn’t just happen — it is designed by humans for humans. And a critical ingredient is our inclusive culture and diverse workforce. Our company is made up of nearly 270,000 people around the world of different ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, identities, religious beliefs, and abilities. But together, we’re ONE global team united by Samsung’s purpose and values.
Action is another noteworthy word. Samsung is continuing to make progress on our journey towards driving meaningful change. And we want to spotlight the DE&I champions within our organization that have been and continue to be instrumental in enabling us to make an impact and helping to create a rich sense of belonging where everyone can thrive.
1. What has been your greatest learning or most exciting experience in your career journey as it relates to DE&I?
A quote by poet Audre Lorde comes to mind as a key career learning: ‘It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.’ I have long believed that we need to champion the gifts of differences because it’s those differences that can spark education, creativity, and ultimately change. At Samsung Electronics America, I’m beyond proud of the diversity of our Field Sales Team – many of whom are active representatives and leaders within our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and strongly believe in the power of differences.