Commitment Partners

Our coalition of companies, formed in 2020, is committed to providing tangible, innovative solutions to the industry's historical shortcomings in the Diversity and Inclusion space. This partnership has an exponential effect — and helps us drive change across the industry at a much faster rate, because, as they say, there is strength in numbers.

The Partners Company Profiles

Applied Materials

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Pamela Sherman Senior Director, Culture of Inclusion

Applied Materials values great talent and diverse perspectives, knowing our differences can be our greatest strength as a global leader. We value a culture of inclusion based on diversity, equity and belonging. We celebrate different perspectives and experiences, and understand that exciting innovations come from combining technology, talent and capabilities in new ways.

We align who we are and what we stand for as a company with what matters to our employees and their communities. We understand the power of technology to improve people’s lives and believe our innovations make possible a better future. Learn more about diversity and inclusion at Applied Materials.

Working together, the coalition can accelerate progress in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion across our industries and communities.


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Vanice Hayes Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Dell Technologies is committed to transforming businesses, shaping the future of innovation and developing technologies to drive human progress. We view diversity and inclusion as a business imperative that will enable us to build and empower our future workforce while also doing our part to address societal challenges.

A diverse and inclusive environment ensures that Dell is a place where people want to work, team members feel they belong and our values reflect those of our customers. Put simply, creating a diverse and inclusive culture is key to how we will continue to grow our business and ensure success, both today and in the future. Learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dell Technologies.

In all ways we work and live, let’s come together to better understand each other and the unique challenges we face. Let’s celebrate. Let’s show empathy. And let’s continue innovating and identifying ways we can all be our best.


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Dawn Jones Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, VP of Social Impact

Intel has been focused on diversity and inclusion for more than a decade. In 2015, it began a quest to become a more diverse and inclusive company—even setting goal a goal to attain full representation of women and underrepresented minorities in its U.S. workforce by 2020—a goal it would reach two years early.

Intel continues to foster an inclusive culture and drive an industry transformation by creating opportunities for women and URMs to pursue STEM careers, driving solutions to retain its current URM and women talent, and more as it seeks to become the most inclusive company on the planet and to fulfill its purpose: creating world-changing technology that enriches the lives of every person on earth.

The goal of this alliance is to establish a unified set of diversity and inclusion metrics and standards to better track progress and identify areas of improvement. We invite others to join us to create positive change within corporations, our communities and society at large.

Lam Research

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Antoinette Hamilton Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity

Lam Research’s diverse and talented workforce offers invaluable perspectives that fuel our innovation. We embrace inclusion and diversity (I&D) as a core value and proactively create opportunities to attract, retain, develop, and reward our employees. The events of 2020 underscored the importance of these efforts more than ever — thus, we elevated I&D to one of our six areas of strategic focus for the company, resulting in a comprehensive review of our policies, employee benefits and programs through an I&D lens. This focus allows us to accelerate our progress on a variety of initiatives over the next several years.

The three core pillars of our I&D vision include fostering inclusion, increasing diversity and sharing our progress. We expanded this approach by creating specific goals for I&D and developing an organization-wide strategy to achieve them. Read more about Lam’s commitment to build a culture of inclusion and diversity and recent momentum in our journey.

Diversity and inclusion bolsters an equitable future, and we remain steadfast in fostering a stronger, more inclusive culture at Lam.


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Sharawn Connors Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Our vision at Micron is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all. The phrase “for all” emphasizes our values as an inclusive company and supports our journey to create opportunities for everyone. It is not just about representation; it is how to do business. Diversity, equity and inclusion have moved beyond HR practices, squarely into business strategy.

Micron believes our best innovation springs from our team members’ diverse experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. To further sharpen our focus on inclusion, we are adopting new hiring practices and targeted programs to support our underrepresented team members in their advancement at all levels of the company. Read more about how Micron is making strides to eliminate bias and help build a culture of inclusion.

Micron has a responsibility to lead change, not only within our own walls but also in our communities and the world, addressing social justice, equality and the environment. We are excited to join this coalition in order to work together to accelerate these efforts.


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Supriya Jha Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Nasdaq’s purpose is to champion inclusive growth and prosperity. The company powers stronger economies, creates more equitable opportunities and contributes to a more sustainable world to help its communities, clients, employees and people of all backgrounds reach their full potential. Nasdaq is committed to advancing equality across its global workforce by increasing investments in its diversity and inclusion efforts. This includes enhancing the company’s communication, training, development, professional advancement and talent acquisition programs.

In 2020, Nasdaq launched its Purpose Initiative, designed to support women and underrepresented minority communities with the resources needed to grow and sustain their businesses. The Purpose Initiative comprises the company’s corporate sustainability, employee volunteerism and philanthropic programs — including the relaunched Nasdaq Foundation. In the past year, Nasdaq has pledged $7 million in donations to organizations providing critical assistance to communities disproportionally impacted by the global health, economic and social justice crises, including: the Equal Justice Initiative, the NAACP’s COVID-19 project and World Central Kitchen’s Restaurants for the People program.

The collective strength of this coalition will help shape a more inclusive future.

NTT Data

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Terri Hatcher Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

NTT DATA is committed to supporting a sustainable culture of inclusion through education, awareness, engagement and accountability. We know that it is through our differences that we create strength.

We are working to drive behaviors that will support and improve diversity of all kinds. We have employee resource groups to help employees who share common backgrounds and interests to establish networks, discuss issues, share ideas and propose change. These groups have been essential in helping to drive change and engagement. We’ve established a Talking About Race portal to share information and perspectives.

We’re committed to making our workforce and our leadership team more diverse through practices, tools and accountability. A culture of inclusion must be sustained, which takes continuous focus on providing education and experiences that increase awareness around what it means to be inclusive. Certainly, we’ll continue to have events occur that have an impact on our employees, clients and communities. So we will evolve our focus areas and programs as we continue creating and sustaining an inclusive culture at NTT DATA.

A sustainable culture of inclusion requires learning and engaging together.


Headshot of Oona King, VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Snapchat
Oona King VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Snap, our mission is to contribute to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world and have fun together. Every day, hundreds of millions of Snapchatters from all backgrounds, all over the world, use our services to express themselves authentically, and we want to reflect and support the diversity of our community in both our products and our team. We are committed to becoming a more fair, inclusive and anti-racist company, and living up to that promise in the culture we create for our team, the products we design and the larger tech ecosystem we contribute to.

To support this work and drive meaningful, systemic change, we are focused on baking our DEI strategy into every aspect of our business. Within our team, we are focused on scaling empathy, so that all team members feel intrinsically motivated to do their part; redesigning our product and engineering systems to build products that work for all Snapchatters; and rolling out comprehensive accountability mechanisms for all team members, including our executive team. Read more about our work and progress in our 2021 Diversity Annual Report.

Equity is an idea whose time has come. Although long overdue there is no silver bullet: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion require long-term collective effort to change hearts, minds, and systems. And that is what this coalition sets out to do.

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