World Wide Technology Tapped For Inaugural Great Place To Work® DEIB Transformation Initiative
ST. LOUIS, MO.(Oct. 12) – World Wide Technology (WWT), a global technology solutions provider with $17 billion in annual revenue, is pleased to announce its selection in The Great Transformation, a bold initiative from the leading global authority on workplace culture, Great Place To Work® (GPTW), to crack the code on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB).
WWT is among 11 other organizations to be a part of this three-year study to transform business through the development of inclusive leaders and closing the gaps on DEIB.
Collectively representing more than 1.4 million employees, WWT and these organizations participated in data-backed, multi-year pilot initiatives designed to unlock the full potential of all employees and improve organizational productivity, agility, resilience and innovation. As many organizations reevaluate DEIB efforts in a challenging economic climate, these pilot initiatives are intended to show how dedicating time and money to such programs can pay dividends to the bottom line.
"WWT was thrilled to be invited to participate in The Great Transformation pilot initiative. As an organization that has embraced diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging since our founding, we take great pride in our efforts and understand that creating a culture of inclusion and belonging is an ongoing process," said Ann Marr, Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources at WWT. "We value our relationship with GPTW and its CEO, Michael Bush, and it has been a privilege to participate in this program with organizations similarly dedicated to growing and developing DEIB. Together, we look forward to continuing to advance our efforts."
WWT's program, Inclusive Leadership, focused on leveraging current initiatives that support the development of inclusive leaders across the organization, while expanding these same training opportunities to new managers and future leaders. Part of WWT's The Great Transformation initiative also included participation in GPTW's annual For All Summit, where members of the executive leadership team led a breakout session focused on WWT's listening sessions and employee storytelling programs. The Great Transformation also fostered a powerful consortium across participating organizations and WWT was able to leverage these relationships when hosting their inaugural DEIB Summit in July 2023. The Summit featured several speakers and panelists from companies participating in The Great Transformation, including KPMG, Synchrony and Cisco.
"Participating in The Great Transformation has provided WWT the opportunity to collaborate with a coalition of organizations focused on creating meaningful change around diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Michael Bush and GPTW created a program that offered insight, support and fellowship, which ultimately enhanced our organization's efforts," said Bob Ferrell, EVP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Public Sector Strategy, WWT. "It has been gratifying to see the results of our participation in The Great Transformation, specifically the development of programs focused on fostering inclusive leaders. We are sincerely appreciative of the opportunity to participate in this effort and are proud of the outcomes we've achieved through our work with GPTW and the cohort companies."
The Great Transformation initiative is a natural extension of WWT's commitment to continuously invest in a culture of inclusion that drives shared value across its workforce, business and communities. This commitment, alongside WWT's core values, is the foundation for the company's DEIB program that enables WWT to meet its mission of being a great place to work for all. More information on WWT's DEIB initiatives may be found here: wwt.com/diversity-and-inclusion.
About World Wide Technology
Founded in 1990, World Wide Technology (WWT), a global technology solutions provider with $17 billion in annual revenue, combines the power of strategy, execution and partnership to accelerate digital transformational outcomes for large public and private organizations around the world. Through its Advanced Technology Center, a collaborative ecosystem of the world's most advanced hardware and software solutions, WWT helps customers and partners conceptualize, test and validate innovative technology solutions for the best business outcomes and then deploys them at scale through its global warehousing, distribution and integration capabilities.
With nearly 9,000 employees and more than 55 locations around the world, WWT's culture, built on a set of core values and established leadership philosophies, has been recognized 12 years in a row by Fortune and Great Place to Work® for its unique blend of determination, innovation and leadership focus on diversity and inclusion. With this culture at its foundation, WWT bridges the gap between business and technology to make a new world happen for its customers, partners and communities.