Flexibility improves morale, increases productivity and company performance.
Women with mentors feel more supported and satisfied with their career.
Continuous learning is critical to keep up with the evolving demands in every jobs.
We need more women representation in leadership because it leads to more inclusive policies and initiatives.
Equal pay for equal work. That’s just common sense!
If you’re ready to restart your career, you need support and training for the transition.
At VMware, our people transform the impossible into the essential. We challenge the status quo by inventing better ways of doing things. Our culture is one of possibilities. Where everyone is empowered to achieve success on their own terms. And together, we are shaping the future of business in a digital world.
VMinclusion: Harnessing the Power of Human Difference
At VMware, we are all about harnessing the power of human difference.
As a global multinational company, VMware competes to win in markets across the globe, and that means we need to attract and retain the best talent in each market. Diversity and inclusion is about how we tap all of our over 19,000 unique employees across the globe to deliver extraordinary performance and innovation.
We’ve launched VMinclusion to achieve this critical business mission. Rooted in VMware’s core values, VMinclusion is business change by business leaders. Through this initiative, we are fostering an inclusive culture, where employees are free to be their authentic selves and do their very best work, as well as to increase our diverse mix of employees. It’s a mission that takes all of us working together to achieve, and that continually inspires us to go further.
If you’ve been following VMware, you may remember the launch of VMwomen in 2014. This was the first step in our long-term goal to drive a more inclusive culture at VMware. VMinclusion is the next step of our diversity and inclusion journey. VMinclusion’s strategy aims to accelerate progress on female representation and to expand to include other underrepresented groups.
We know that diversity and inclusion is a challenge across the tech industry and that we need to look for opportunities to collaborate to accelerate change. This is why we are proud to be part of the first signatories for the White House’s Tech Inclusion Pledge.
You can read VMware’s commitment to diversity and inclusion here.
This month, VMware Iaunched the VMinclusion Council, a group of senior business leaders who will set strategy and work with executive leaders to meet the company’s diversity and inclusion goals. The Council has global and cross-functional representatives from R&D, Sales and Business Operations. Stay tuned for more updates as the Council begins its work.
Over the past year, we’ve seen measurable improvements in the overall representation of women at VMware and in our hiring of women across the company. We’ve also measured the results of change initiatives focused on navigating gender in the workplace, like DIALOGUE Circles, peer mentoring and leadership development curriculum. These programs deliver Stanford University Clayman Institute’s Voice and Influence program. 80% of participants take action based on the insights they gain and 70% report expanded access to ways to navigate their careers. We will continue to measure both representation and the impact of our efforts. But true change goes beyond numbers.
In order to drive culture change, we recognize that each of us needs to understand our own unconscious biases and how they can disadvantage certain groups. Ultimately, the goal is to gain insight and tools that can help to correct those biases. As such, we are continuing to roll out a broad-scale unconscious bias education program to deliver sessions to all of our managers. It is our company goal that all managers and above participate in this session, hear about research and solutions, and take responsibility both individually and collectively to create a more inclusive VMware.
"I have been leading key integration areas of VMware's Software Defined Data Center product suite and interacting with customers. I am able to deliver high-quality work and maintain my work-life balance. My work has never stopped me from taking care of my family’s needs. I’m a mother of two kids, and I can still get high visibility and make an impact".