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GE's 2020 Workforce Representation Data

GE is a truly global company: Sixty-eight percent of our employees are based outside of the United States and our workforce represents nationalities from more than 170 countries.


The data shared is representative of GE’s workforce as of December 31, 2020* and covers two dimensions of diversity: global gender and U.S. race and ethnic minority. We see this as the beginning of a journey to improve the depth and breadth of our diversity data. In the future this might include self-identified data types such as sexual orientation, disability, and military service.

Global Data
Leadership encompasses the top 1.5% of all employees
Leadership encompasses the top 1.5% of all employees
Leadership encompasses the top 1.5% of all employees
Leadership encompasses the top 1.5% of all employees
Leadership encompasses the top 1.5% of all employees
Leadership encompasses the top 1.5% of all employees
Leadership encompasses the top 1.5% of all employees
Leadership encompasses the top 1.5% of all employees
Leadership encompasses the top 1.5% of all employees
United States Data
  Asian Black / African American Hispanic / LatinX American Indian / Alaskan Native Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Multiracial Total Race & Ethnic Minority
Leadership 11.1% 3.4% 3.4% 0.2% 0.1% 0.7% 18.8%
Professional 12.1% 4.4% 5.0% 0.2% 0.1% 1.5% 23.4%
All Employees 8.7% 6.8% 6.5% 0.3% 0.2% 1.6% 24.1%
  Asian Black / African American Hispanic / LatinX American Indian / Alaskan Native Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Multiracial Total Race & Ethnic Minority
Leadership 6.4% 3.9% 3.4% 0.5% 0.0% 0.2% 14.5%
Professional 7.4% 4.7% 4.2% 0.2% 0.1% 1.3% 17.8%
All Employees 5.1% 6.3% 5.3% 0.3% 0.1% 1.2% 18.4%
  Asian Black / African American Hispanic / LatinX American Indian / Alaskan Native Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Multiracial Total Race & Ethnic Minority
Leadership 22.7% 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5% 25.8%
Professional 34.6% 1.8% 3.7% 0.3% 0.1% 1.3% 41.6%
All Employees 34.5% 1.9% 3.6% 0.3% 0.1% 1.3% 41.7%
  Asian Black / African American Hispanic / LatinX American Indian / Alaskan Native Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Multiracial Total Race & Ethnic Minority
Leadership 12.0% 3.1% 2.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 18.3%
Professional 11.6% 6.2% 5.8% 0.1% 0.1% 1.5% 25.3%
All Employees 8.3% 7.8% 6.4% 0.2% 0.1% 1.4% 24.3%
  Asian Black / African American Hispanic / LatinX American Indian / Alaskan Native Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Multiracial Total Race & Ethnic Minority
Leadership 14.6% 2.9% 5.1% 0.0% 0.0% 1.6% 24.1%
Professional 13.1% 3.6% 5.5% 0.3% 0.1% 1.6% 24.3%
All Employees 10.5% 6.4% 7.3% 0.3% 0.2% 2.0% 26.7%
  Asian Black / African American Hispanic / LatinX American Indian / Alaskan Native Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Multiracial Total Race & Ethnic Minority
Leadership 7.0% 9.3% 4.7% 1.2% 0.0% 0.0% 22.1%
Professional 9.2% 4.0% 8.0% 0.2% 0.1% 1.4% 22.9%
All Employees 6.3% 10.2% 11.7% 0.5% 0.3% 1.7% 30.9%
  Asian Black / African American Hispanic / LatinX American Indian / Alaskan Native Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Multiracial Total Race & Ethnic Minority
Leadership 7.8% 3.9% 7.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 19.6%
Professional 8.2% 3.5% 4.9% 0.2% 0.1% 1.8% 18.6%
All Employees 6.3% 8.4% 4.5% 0.3% 0.1% 1.5% 21.1%
  Asian Black / African American Hispanic / LatinX American Indian / Alaskan Native Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Multiracial Total Race & Ethnic Minority
Leadership 11.5% 2.5% 3.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 17.2%
Professional 12.6% 3.7% 3.4% 0.3% 0.2% 1.2% 21.5%
All Employees 11.6% 5.6% 3.6% 0.3% 0.2% 1.1% 22.4%
  Asian Black / African American Hispanic / LatinX American Indian / Alaskan Native Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Multiracial Total Race & Ethnic Minority
Leadership 14.2% 2.3% 1.4% 0.0% 0.3% 0.9% 19.1%
Professional 24.4% 4.3% 4.2% 0.2% 0.1% 1.9% 35.1%
All Employees 22.6% 4.5% 4.9% 0.2% 0.1% 1.8% 34.1%
GE Corporate also includes GE Research, International Markets, Global Operations, and Digital employees.
*Data as of December 31, 2020 extracted in January of 2021

Diversity at GE

We believe diversity makes us more competitive and creates value for our customers, shareholders, and employees. We believe in the value of each person’s unique identity, background, and experiences and are committed to fostering an inclusive culture, where everyone feels empowered to do their best work because they feel accepted, respected, and that they belong.

Simply said, embracing diverse teams and perspectives better equips GE to build a world that works.

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Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

For nearly 30 years, GE’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have added value to our colleagues and businesses by helping to engage and develop the diverse talent needed to build a world that works. These are communities built on common backgrounds and experiences that welcome all employees to learn, connect, advocate, and foster a sense of belonging.

Tomas Kellner
19 September 2019

African american/affinity forum
AAF

The AAF has a deep-rooted history and culture within GE as one of the oldest ERGs. Born out of activism, the AAF was founded on the principle of community, attracting, promoting and developing diverse talent in America and across GE’s global operations. As the group evolves from awareness and allyship to advocacy, they remain committed to driving transformative growth.

Asian Pacific ALLIES & FRIENDS
APAF

APAF was founded to support GE's Asian Pacific Islander (API) employees and offers global education, mentoring, and networking opportunities to grow leadership abilities. The group promotes the value of the API community and works closely with API students interested in pursuing GE careers.

Disability adovcacy network
DAN

The DAN’s mission is to provide support and resources that enable people with disabilities, their families, and allies to connect and thrive. With nearly 2,000 members, DAN raises awareness and fosters a sense of inclusion in our communities through events, education, and advocacy efforts.

hispanic forum
HF

The HF is committed to creating an inclusive environment where Hispanics can thrive and become a culture catalyst for GE and our communities through promoting Hispanic heritage, showcasing Hispanic talent and value, and enabling strong networks and alliances across ERGs. HF draws upon the talents and passions of its members to explore and share Hispanic culture, elevating important conversations on social and economic issues, as well as community support.

Pride Alliance
PRIDE

The Pride Alliance is welcoming of employees who identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and intersex (LGBTQAI+) community and their allies. The group raises awareness around LGBTQAI+ issues and provides support and advocacy for creating inclusive work environments. The Pride Alliance promotes GE’s commitment to developing LGBTQAI+ talent and engages in meaningful conversations with senior leadership.

Veterans Network
VN

Building on GE’s strong commitment to military veteran recruitment and development, the Veterans Network was established in 2009 to make GE an employer of choice for veterans, reservists, and guardsmen. The Veterans Network creates a GE community of veterans and veteran leaders to support and encourage the career development and growth of all members.

Women's Network
WN

The WN was created in 1997 to attract, develop, inspire, and retain female professional talent. It is all about growth. It exists for the women working at GE to cultivate their leadership skills, business practices, personal contacts, and career opportunities. By engaging and developing their membership in areas such as technology, operations, and commercial roles, they are promoting growth leaders who will ensure both their career success and GE’s growth as a company.

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We are a diverse and dedicated global team, operating with humility, transparency, and focus to fulfill our mission of building a world that works. We are passionate about delivering solutions to our customers and the planet.

Will you rise to the challenge of building a world that works? Find your next position with us.

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