Top 10: Diverse Technology Companies

Technology Magazine highlights the technology companies with the strongest DEI initiatives
Technology Magazine considers some of the most diverse technology companies committed to powering the next generation of inclusive technology

As the technology industry continues to evolve, it is essential that businesses around the world continue to commit to diversity.

A diverse workforce is afforded plenty of advantages, including a wider strategic viewpoint and the opportunity to expand existing customer bases. Additionally, whilst AI demand continues to surge, businesses who commit to eliminating AI biases and responsible use cases will benefit.

According to 2024 research, technology sectors are still unbalanced, with women only accounting for roughly 26% of the total workforce. Whilst this is improving, there is still much work to be done.

Based on an online survey of more than 45,000 US-based employees working across major global corporations, this list is based on Statista’s America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2023 report.

10: Google

Headquarters: Mountain View, California

CEO: Sundar Pichai

Striving to build a culture of acceptance and belonging, Google has always committed itself to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. The company recently celebrated its best year yet for women in technology and continues to build greater gender equity within the workplace. Likewise, the tech giant has pledged to increase its representation of Black, Latinx and Native American employees in leadership roles by at least 30% by 2025. 

Google also holds a partnership with the LGBTQ+ non-profit organisation, The Trevor Project, where it has raised US$2.7m in funding and 20,000 hours of pro bono support. Google Fellows also helped The Trevor Project to build an AI system that can identify and prioritise high-risk contacts, whilst boosting their reach across the US.

9: Apple

Headquarters: Cupertino, California

CEO: Tim Cook

Apple is known for a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across all its operations. Its hiring practices are reportedly designed to be inclusive and ensure a diverse and representative workforce. In May 2024, Apple appointed a new Head of Diversity, Cynthia Bowman, to further enhance inclusion within the company.

The company continues to make significant commitments to social equity initiatives, including the Racial Equity and Justice initiative - which is designed to address systemic barriers for underrepresented communities.

8: Indeed

Headquarters: Austin, Texas

CEO: Chris Hyams

Indeed seeks to recognise the importance of creating an inclusive work environment by using its platform to close the opportunity gap for job seekers from diverse backgrounds. The company’s DEI initiatives focus on hiring, training and career development to ensure fair and equitable practice.

Additionally, Indeed provides resources and guidance to help employers promote greater diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Its ‘jobseeker first’ mindset aims to reduce bias and remove barriers within the employment process, which enables the company to provide millions of job seekers worldwide greater access to new job opportunities.

7: Meta

Headquarters: Menlo Park, California

CEO: Mark Zuckerberg

Meta is continually seeking to grow its workplace diversity optics to ultimately build better products and services for its customers. The company offers a range of programmes designed to help its employees find a sense of community and tackle bias.

In its 2022 Diversity Report, Meta stated that it invested US$150m through Meta Immersive Learning, working with partners to help diverse creators develop skills in virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR). The end goal is to help creators with a range of backgrounds make a living in the metaverse.

6: Cisco

Headquarters: San Jose, California

CEO: Chuck Robbins

Cisco is working across its global community to create a more inclusive future for all, tapping into the transformative power of digital innovation and inspiring ground-breaking solutions. The company is doubling down on its commitment to fair remuneration practices and accelerating the growth of its diverse talent pipeline. Substantial investments are being channelled into nurturing emerging diverse leaders, and Cisco is harnessing technology to forge new frontiers of inclusion.

Cisco is also forging strategic partnerships on a global scale to magnify its impact and take a resolute stance for social justice.

5: Keysight Technologies

Headquarters: Santa Rosa, California

CEO: Tom Fallon

Keysight Technologies aims to foster an environment where every employee is heard, feels welcome and can make an impact. Keysight is focused on engineering equality, striving to create a workplace where all employees feel a sense of belonging and actively contribute to its collective success. The organisation regularly invites employees to share feedback, contribute ideas, and connect, enabling a thriving environment where everyone is heard and has equal access to learning and advancement opportunities at every stage of their career.

4: Salesforce

Headquarters: San Francisco, California

CEO: Marc Benioff

Global CRM leader Salesforce is committed to driving equality for all of its stakeholders: employees, customers, partners, and society at large. The company believes transparency and accountability are pivotal in advancing representation, prompting Salesforce to set ambitious goals for 2030. By that time, Salesforce aims for 45% of global employees to identify as women or non-binary, 32% of global leaders to identify as women or non-binary, 20% of US employees to identify as underrepresented minorities and 12% of US leaders to identify as underrepresented.

3: Autodesk

Headquarters: San Rafael, California

CEO: Andrew Anagnost

Autodesk is devoted to cultivating an inclusive workplace where equitable opportunities are extended to all employees, enabling them to shape both their world and future. The company's unwavering commitment lies in fostering an environment that instils a profound sense of belonging and empowers everyone. 

Autodesk's pursuit of leadership diversity across all domains underscores its recognition that a workforce reflecting the world's diversity is pivotal to driving innovation and responding adeptly to the needs of its global clientele. The company is also dedicated to nurturing a pervasive sense of belonging by actively listening, providing educational resources and implementing tailored programs for its diverse, global employee base.

2: Verizon

Headquarters: New York City, New York

CEO: Hans Vestberg

Verizon is one of the world's leading telecommunications companies, providing innovative communications and technology solutions. Beyond its business successes, Verizon is deeply committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for its employees, customers and community.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at Verizon, recognised as key drivers of creativity, innovation and growth. The company celebrates diversity across all spectrums, including race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran/military status and age. According to the company, 60.3% of its US-based workforce is composed of women and minorities, while six of its 10 board members are women or racially or ethnically diverse.

Verizon's DEI initiatives extend beyond its workforce to its supplier networks too. The company actively seeks out and partners with diverse suppliers, supporting businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, LGBTQ+ individuals and people with disabilities.

1: Intel

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Headquarters: Santa Clara, California

CEO: Pat Gelsinger

Intel has long been at the forefront of promoting DEI initiatives, not only within its workforce but across the industry and beyond. DEI is deeply ingrained in Intel's core values, serving as a driving force for innovation and business growth.

The company recognises that a diverse and inclusive environment fosters creativity, problem-solving and a deeper understanding of customers' needs. Intel has consistently held itself, its leaders and the industries it leads to high standards by cultivating an inclusive culture and advancing DEI initiatives.

Intel's commitment to DEI also extends far beyond its internal practices. The company actively collaborates with others to create more opportunities for underrepresented communities, address global challenges and broaden access to opportunities. By leveraging its global scale, technological expertise and the passion of its employees, Intel strives to create a better world through its products and services.

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