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At GE Digital, we 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.
“At GE Digital, we often talk about the power of teams and how inclusive and diverse teams are best equipped to solve our customers’ ‘problems worth solving.’ Our inclusion and diversity efforts are focused on creating a culture of belonging for all employees so that teams can unleash their creativity and innovate breakthrough outcomes for customers.”
– Neenu Sharma, Chief Diversity Officer, GE Digital
Listen as GE Digital CEO Pat Byrne has an open conversation with CDO Neenu Sharma
Listen as Neenu Sharma, Chief Diversity Officer, GE Digital, discusses how diversity matters with Mike Barber, Chief Diversity Officer, GE. Diversity needs to be part of the fabric of the business, says Mr. Barber.
“For me, high-performing teams means you need to have a diversity of thought, a diversity of skills, a diversity of experiences, a diversity backgrounds, and the like.” – Mike Barber
“I think when I think about the GE behaviors, it's the act with humility and just recognizing, we don't know all the answers on our own. So, really, to solve the big challenges for GE and our customers, we need to have those diverse teams.” – Neenu Sharma
In her second Belonging @ Work podcast, Neenu Sharma, GE Digital’s Chief Diversity Officer, speaks to Tara Hewan, an Educational Specialist for Equity and Cultural Responsiveness for FairFax County Public Schools. In their discussion, they cover everything from what an equity specialist does, to what equity means in education and how parents can help teach it at home.
“I decided that I wanted to be an educator and one of the reasons was because I wanted to be what I didn’t have … my son is six and just entered the public school system and he’s in a system that has failed students who look like him, so this work is extremely personal to me.” – Tara Hewan
In her third Belonging @ Work podcast, Neenu Sharma, Chief Diversity Officer at GE Digital talks to Pam Chhabra Malik, who works in executive development for JP Morgan Chase and was most recently the head of inclusion and diversity for the Corporate Investment Bank. In this podcast, they had a thoughtful dialogue about everything from what diversity looks like inside JP Morgan Chase and the programs they have in place, to what belonging means to them and the advice they would share with their younger selves.
“We are bringing communities along the journey, so D&I is not just internal, we're using how we do business and our core business acumen and knowledge to help underrepresented communities. One thing that I'm really excited about was that in October, we announced a $30 billion commitment to advance racial equity. And how that’s different is this is not philanthropy, this is really using what we do well, things like mortgages, affordable housing, financing … literally doing what we do every day but doing it for more people in a more inclusive way to help fuel real change.” – Pamela Chhabra Malik
Neenu Sharma, Chief Diversity Officer, speaks to Carter Stepanovsky, manager of professional services at Drift, to talk more about belonging and inclusion for all gender identities in the workplace.
"I think there's tremendous opportunity to bring in more voices and more experiences into projects at work that will ultimately drive better outcomes; whether that's just different ways of thinking and processing or if it's different identities ... I think it all distills to different lived experiences and how can we hold space for those lived experiences so that we get the most out of our folks at work. And I think when we can hold that container and it's safe, then folks can bring their full self to work and ultimately do their best work." - Carter Stepanovsky, Manager of Professional Services, Drift
"Diversity is having a seat at the table. Inclusion is having a voice. And, belonging is having your voice heard."
– Liz Fosslien, author
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. Currently, GE Digital has three ERGs with plans to expand in 2021.
The AAF has a deep-rooted history and culture within GE as the oldest ERG. 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.
At GE Digital, the African Affinity Forum’s goal is to create a welcoming community and culture of belonging through sharing experiences and resources, hosting networking events and giving back to the communities in which we do business. By focusing on recruitment, retention and development, we can make GE Digital a place where current and future employees can grow.
The Hispanic Forum (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.
The GE Digital Hispanic Forum provides a community and forum to enable our Hispanic employees with the training, tools and resources to grow within the organization, all while having fun.
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.
The GE Digital Women's Network is focused on promoting development, advancement and belonging for members and allies. We believe that greater inclusion, diversity and understanding can help us all grow together at a personal level and as a team. Our goal is to facilitate conversation, engagement & belonging and ensure value for our members.
This Diversity Annual Report provides a snapshot of our people and practices that are at the heart of our progress. The foundation of continuous improvement is looking at the data. This is an essential step to determine root cause and develop action plans that lead to sustainable change.
Our report today transparently shares our diversity data. We recognize that this data only covers two dimensions of employment diversity – global gender and U.S. race and ethnic minority. This is the beginning of a journey to improve the depth and breadth of our diversity data, and we expect to include a more extensive data set over time.
We asked members of our African Affinity Forum a few questions to get to know them. Read their stories.
Sabina is a Sr. Principal Software Architect and member of the African Affinity Forum and Women’s Network at GE Digital. Learn more about her background and passions.
Meet Keith, Global Commodities Director for Hardware & Software. Learn more about his idea of community at work, lessons learned and what belonging means to him here.
Meet Serge Nguene, Senior Vulnerability Management Analyst. Explore how he views a community at work.
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