"At NTT DATA, we stand for diversity and inclusion, and we unequivocally reject racism and discrimination in any form. We know our company still has work to do, but we are committed to the effort because it is through our differences that we create strength."
In this Forbes article, our Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Terri Hatcher, shares the challenges and successes in a C-Suite role, that while relatively new, is vital in creating a work environment that makes all employees feel supported and heard.
NTT DATA is proud to be a founding member of the Alliance for Global Inclusion, along with Intel, Dell Technologies, Nasdaq and Snap. This coalition of companies is working together to combine the collective power and resources of their global organisations to bring inclusivity and full equality to the workplace.READ ABOUT OUR INDUSTRY ALLIANCE
The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is uniting the business community and working to promote diversity and inclusion by outlining a specific set of actions aimed to foster a trusting work environment. See why NTT DATA Services CEO Bob Pryor signed the pledge.
Our council drives the strategic direction of the Diversity and Inclusion Office. It is a diverse group of employees in gender, ethnicity, professional level, tenure and background from across the globe. The council brings together different perspectives to develop and drive near and long-term goals that support our culture and company success.
With multiple diversity programmes worldwide, we leverage the tremendous strength in working together toward common objectives through our Diversity Champions. Our Diversity Champions harness the power of our corporate programmes and initiatives, while driving new ideas and activities locally across the globe. The Champion Role complements our Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders in the global geographies while focusing on the diversity and inclusion initiatives in their represented locales or practices.
Create awareness of the business benefits of inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PwD) in the NTT DATA Services workforce
Build support and understanding and eliminate stigma for those employees whose lives are touched by mental illness.
Drive awareness about our environmental footprint that transforms into fostering communities that promote sustainable behaviors
Provide programs, opportunities and support to promote an inclusive and equal experience for LGBTQ+ employees and allies at NTT DATA Services
Promote the successful inclusion of Black people throughout NTT DATA Services.
Support U.S. Veterans by creating a community to serve those who have served our country.
Support women and develop their leadership capabilities.
Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide a forum for employees who share common backgrounds and interests. They also provide employees with development and engagement opportunities that support professional and personal growth while making a positive impact on business. ERGs can offer a comfortable environment for our employees in underrepresented communities to discuss issues and share ideas. But we know they do not “cure” workplace disparities and are not the solution to inequality in the workplace. They are, however, an important piece in our diversity and inclusion program, because they encourage our employees to help us as we learn how to do better together.
1Native American includes Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders as categorised by US government reporting standards
“As we all experience and witness the truths behind systemic racism and inequality, our work and commitment as a company to build a more diverse and inclusive work culture is heightened. We are continually focused on providing resources and opportunities for our employees to learn, listen, self-reflect and engage in difficult conversations. Our Talking About Race site provides external sources to increase understanding and empathy. We have panel discussions and roundtables, so that we can hear stories and learn from each other. We want our employees to engage and make a commitment to be part of the change.”