Diversity & Inclusion

We believe in our ability to make a difference in the world through commitment, action and accountability.

Statements from our leaders

"We stand in solidarity with anybody exercising their freedom of speech via nonviolent protests and action. Racism has no place in our world, and it must be stopped! Our priority is to continuously improve our culture of inclusion and equality by enhancing employee safety and well-being, listening to our teammates, fostering equality and creating a great place to work for all."

Dave Steward, Chairman and Founder
Jim Kavanaugh, CEO and Co-Founder

"WWT's Core Values are at the center of our culture and our Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) program. Listening to understand and celebrating our unique qualities makes us better individually, collectively and ultimately drives business innovation and success."

Bob Ferrell, VP of Diversity & Inclusion

Key D&I Initiatives

Like our core values and culture, a set of key programs will serve as building blocks that make WWT a great place to work for all and be foundational to our long-term success -- both from a business and D&I perspective. 

Key D&I Initiatives

Dedicated D&I Team

Works closely with HR and Executive Leadership

Key D&I Initiatives

Listening Tour

Committed to understanding our employees' thoughts and feelings

Key D&I Initiatives

WWT Storytellers

Building awareness, growth and connections through real stories and experiences

Key D&I Initiatives

IML D&I Training

Focused on awareness, unconscious bias, difficult conversations and empathy

Key D&I Initiatives

Employee Resource Groups

Listening, learning and connecting to strengthen our diversity

Key D&I Initiatives

D&I Focus

Recruiting, retention and development

Key D&I Initiatives

Community Outreach

Giving back, creating opportunity and development, making the world a better place

Key D&I Initiatives

Supplier Diversity

Helping develop and sustain diverse businesses

Key D&I Initiatives

Mental Health

Supporting mental health is critical for building a world-class culture where all people want to work

Diversity & Inclusion Outcomes

Our D&I program is a commitment to continuously invest in a culture of inclusion that drives shared value across our people, business and community. When we invest in our people, we enable them to deliver tangible business outcomes and better themselves while creating a force multiplier for our collective ability to impact the communities in which we work.

Diversity & Inclusion Outcomes

Workforce

Building a diverse workforce starts with our recruiting efforts and providing continuous education to our employees on embracing and celebrating the cultural differences of our employees. 

Diversity & Inclusion Outcomes

Business Impact

Creating a culture of inclusion encourages multiple perspectives, experiences and capabilities in problem solving. The results are significant to innovative and creative business outcomes.

Diversity & Inclusion Outcomes

Community Outreach

Continue driving change and education through community partnership. We believe making a positive social and business impact requires a combination of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Workforce: Diversity hiring, retention and training

We are focused on increasing diverse candidates and hires in all areas of the business, investing our recruitment from diverse sources, committed to developing diverse teammates, and educating the rest of our organization to maintain an inclusive culture. Our goal is to ensure equity and inclusion is incorporated at every level of our organization in order to grow our employees.

Workforce: Diversity hiring, retention and training

Business Impact: Supplier Diversity

WWT ensures all of our business partners and suppliers are committed to conducting business with the highest possible standards in regard to ethics, labor, employee health and safety, diversity and the preservation of our environment. Our Supplier Diversity program aims to develop and sustain diverse and socially responsible business relationships, one contract at a time. Questions about our Supplier Diversity program? Contact us.

Business Impact: Supplier Diversity

Community Outreach: Environment, Social and Governance

We believe in our ability to make a difference in the world through commitment, action and accountability. Our Environment, Social and Governance program seeks to advance our mission of being a profitable growth company that is also a great place to work for all by drawing on our core values and culture to positively impact our people, customers, partners and global environment.

Community Outreach: Environment, Social and Governance

Increasing empathy by sharing our stories

Effective storytelling increases empathy, which can lead to change. WWT Storytellers is a forum for employees to share their personal stories of challenge, growth, inspiration and triumph to help connect our employees globally. When employees feel safe and valued, they are more likely to make meaningful contributions to their teams, invest in their physical, mental and financial health, and seek ways to improve the community. 

Employee Resource Groups

Transformation doesn't happen without listening. Our Employee Resource Groups strengthen our workforce culture dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion. These groups help those in them better understand others through listening, learning and engaging. As we celebrate our employees' unique contributions to our culture and business, we put them in a position to make meaningful impact on our business and community. 

Learn more about the impact of our ERGs

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Sharing Culture and Heritage Through Traditional Recipes

One of the most engaging ways to learn about culture and heritage is through traditional dishes. In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, Queenie Martinez, a Customer Onboarding Manager and steering committee member of OHANA, has shared her favorite Filipino recipe: Lola (grandmother) Conchita's Pancit Palabok/Malabon.
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S.H.A.D.E.S and WWT ABLE Highlight Sickle Cell Disease for Black History Month and Rare Disease Day 2021

Employee Resource Groups at World Wide Technology are collaborating to raise awareness and strengthen allyship around disease, race and disability.
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'We Are All Black History': WWT Celebrates Black History Month 2021

John Crawford, senior director of engineering for WWT's Global Enterprise Sales North Central region, reflects on what Black history means to him as well as WWT's plans to acknowledge and celebrate Black History Month 2021.
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Celebrating Diwali

Learn about Diwali and how WWT employees around the world celebrate.

Learn more about our D&I efforts

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Forbes: America's Best Employers For Diversity

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to compile their annual list of America's Best Employers for Diversity. Here are the results for 2022.
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Diversity & Inclusion 2021 Year in Review

Whether it was actively engaging in our virtual events, submitting stories, attending listening sessions or participating in our ERG conversations, we have seen a warm embrace of our programs and activities.
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WWT - Supplier Diversity Program

World Wide Technology's Supplier Diversity Program is designed to help train and integrate qualified and certified minority, women, veteran and small business suppliers into the provisioning of products and services for our commercial, federal and telecommunications customers. WWT's supplier Diversity program was established to strengthen minority, woman and disabled veteran-owned businesses and provide knowledge sharing opportunities and support. This video provides an inside look at WWT's Supplier Diversity Program and how we build long lasting partnerships with diverse partners.
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2021 "IMPRESSIONS": Excellence in Supplier Diversity Award Winners

Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council award winners are recognized for their commitment to Supplier Diversity and outstanding efforts in advancing purchasing opportunities for minority-owned businesses.