Schneider Electric celebrates employees diverse backgrounds

Schneider Electric celebrates employees' diverse backgrounds

 March 23, 2020

'Embrace different' is one of the core values at Schneider Electric. The company aims to provide equal opportunities to everyone, everywhere and to ensure all employees feel uniquely valued and safe to contribute their best.

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are an essential component of Schneider Electric's Diversity & Inclusion strategy as they drive awareness about minority groups, foster development opportunities for employees in an inclusive environment, and outreach to the minority communities in which the company operates. Schneider Electric's ERGs focus on Black Professionals, Veterans, LGBT+ and Allies, and Hispanic Professionals.

Schneider Electric is making great strides in the area of diversity and inclusion. It is an affiliate partner with the National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE) and earned a spot on Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity list and the World’s Most Admired Companies list by Fortune.

Schneider Electric Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

A key example of Schneider Electric's diversity and inclusion practices is the company celebrating Black History Month in the USA. The occasion highlights the contributions of Black Americans and educates people of all backgrounds. 

To mark the recent Black History Month, several sites hosted events with the intent of promoting a more inclusive environment for the black community, featuring external speakers, documentary showings, and Schneider Electric's own leaders. In Nashville, employees attended a networking mixer and a Diversity in the Workplace: Hair Edition event hosted by the Black Professionals ERG.

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Highlighting Schneider Electric's employees

In honor of Black History Month, Schneider Electric also shined a spotlight some of its employees, and shared their career stories and experiences. Here are some of their insights:

“I enjoy being a part of a team where everyone is willing to do their part and go beyond my expectations to take on whatever tasks that need to be done to ensure that issues are resolved in a timely manner,” says Barbara Bradley, Supply Chain Planner.

“I would describe the culture at Schneider Electric as transforming, engaging, and innovative. Schneider Electric is a company that truly focuses on engaging employees in projects and opportunities that allow them to grow and develop new skills," says Latoya McBride, Change Management Support.

“My time with Schneider has been marked by an abundance of learning and growth—both personally and professionally. In most cases, opportunities for career growth and development at Schneider directly correlate to the contribution and ambition of each individual employee, regardless of gender or ethnicity," adds Angela Webb, HR Consultant.

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At Schneider Electric, colleagues experience a high-performance environment that puts a priority on learning, development, collaboration and well-being. 

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All photos by Aurora Phommalysack.


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