Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Fostering a diverse
culture to create
a better future

Fostering a diverse
culture to create a
better future

Be yourself, we build a better tomorrow

At Samsung, we believe that innovation and growth are driven by an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce.
We aim to create a global team where everyone belongs and has equal opportunities, inspiring our talent to be their true selves.
Together, we are building a better tomorrow for our customers, partners and communities.

People at Samsung

Because our employees bring different experiences and perspectives to Samsung,
they allow us to build a better tomorrow.

Leslie Baker

B2B Sales Management / USA

Since joining the Samsung family, diversity and inclusion are the topics we embrace, encourage, and support. It is incredible to come to work every day for an organization that encourages us to be our true selves and unapologetically proud.

Seth Nicaulas Brown

Business Strategy / USA

Every day, we wake up charged to build a more inclusive & diverse workforce at all levels to mirror the world around us and that of customers we serve. This diversity of thought, skill, and experience increases the capacity and reach of teams to build greater Equality and Equity.

Sajid Sadi

System Structure Design / USA

Unless you can feel it for yourself, it is impossible to get a good understanding of a need. Diversity of every kind is a critical part of having that sense. Only when we become one in spirit and belonging, can we contribute to our fullest.

Charlotte Grant

Internal Communication / UK

We are a global company, and with that comes diversity, different religions, racial identifications, and ethnic identities. It is your responsibility to understand your own biases and accept them openly. On the other hand, it is our responsibility to put our people and our customers first, and to that end, we must mirror our internal community with the external ones.

Laixin Zhang

Corporate Social Responsibility / China

With the development of digitization, intelligence, and automation in China, more and more women are dedicating themselves to social and economic development to chase their dreams and become a confident, self-improving, responsible, and inventive female talent in science and technology. We will provide training opportunities and expect more female talents in science and technology in the future.

Trang Thi Hoang

Counselling / Vietnam

More than a workplace, Samsung allows me to do good things with the world. I spread the message of sharing and happiness through psychological counseling for Samsung employees to help them discover their values and build a healthy spiritual life. That is also the value of co-prosperity Samsung is pursuing. I am always proud and respectful of that.

Kanokchon Taemchim

Manufacturing Line Management / Thailand

I've been at this company for over 14 years. I'm LGBTQ, but I've never felt a difference from others. Rather, I got an opportunity to develop myself. My team supports diversity and encourages me to succeed in my career path by emphasizing my ability rather than gender. I enjoy my work and will continue to work with Samsung for as long as possible.

Kunj Sood

HR Business Partner / India

I being a person with a disability and also a D&I council member, believe that it is our responsibility to together bring this culture change and be more inclusive as an organization. Incubating D&I council is a great step for SIEL towards the larger goal, and I have full faith that this will help in bringing in the best of talent from diverse groups to Samsung.

Sarah Alnahdi

Retail Operation / Saudi Arabia

As Saudi women working for Samsung Electronics, I feel privileged to be part of such an environment where everyone is treated equally. We all work in one spirit towards the company goals and elevating the work atmosphere. I feel part of a family that will be there for me anytime, and I am there for them.

Rim Chehabi

Corporate Social Responsibility / UAE

Long-lasting organizations excel at creating and embedding compelling diversity and inclusion practices as it empowers them to consider different perspectives while pursuing a common vision.

Hlubi Shivanda

Business Process Management / South Africa

Diversity and inclusion ensure that our organization benefits from a wide range of background, experience, and expertise. The business case benefits in giving everyone a voice, regardless of gender, race, color or creed, is visible from how we have been able to stay relevant and responsive in the various markets we operate in.

Constanza Sepulveda

CS Planning / Colombia

Since I had the opportunity to lead my team, I could fully understand how to build a diverse team that can strengthen our innovation, decisions, and results. D&I is more than a justice trend. It is a business strategy of efficiency, quality, and success.

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

We believe a culture that respects diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to continued innovation.
Our Employee Resource Groups bring people together to exchange ideas and opinions and as a result,
we can learn from and appreciate each other’s differences and turn them into valuable resources.

* At Samsung, there are various ERGs on gender, LGBTQ+, race, working parents, and veterans in different regions, including the US, Europe, Latin America, and Southwest Asia.

Initiative Highlights

We continue our efforts to create an inclusive organizational culture
through various D&I activities in different regions.


Learning & development

We’re empowering our people to drive change both at Samsung and within our greater society.

At Samsung, we provide our people with growth and development opportunities to become the best and most inclusive leaders.
That includes building awareness to broaden perspectives, reframing mindset to enhance objectivity, and practicing inclusion to unlock innovation.

Reframe mindset

Recognising the value
of diversity within
a team

Build awareness

Realising the
importance of Diversity
& Inclusion from a
business perspective

Practice inclusion

Developing diverse
and inclusive
relationships to lead
change

Leader level

Guide for team leaders to cultivate
an inclusive culture through
diversity

Personal level

Learning about oneself and others

Team level

Develop diverse and
Inclusive relationships

Women at Samsung

We are committed to nurture next generation of women leaders,
by supporting women talents who are excelling in their fields.

Status of women's leadership by position and job function of SEC
Women at Samsung (Global) 2011 2016 2021
Job function Tech (%) 15.0 16.6 18.8
Sales and Marketing (%) 28.0 29.0 32.3
Leadership Executives (%) 1.5 6.2 6.5
Managers (%) 9.0 12.7 16.1

Women at Samsung
(by job function)

Women at Samsung (by job function) Tech (%) 2011 15.0% / 2016 16.6% / 2021 18.8%, Sales and Marketing (%) 2011 28.0% / 2016 29.0% / 2021 32.3%. The rating of female workers in Tech, Sales and Marketing work positions have risen clearly from 2011 to 2021. Women at Samsung (by job function) Tech (%) 2011 15.0% / 2016 16.6% / 2021 18.8%, Sales and Marketing (%) 2011 28.0% / 2016 29.0% / 2021 32.3%. The rating of female workers in Tech, Sales and Marketing work positions have risen clearly from 2011 to 2021.

Women at Samsung
(by leadership)

Women at Samsung (by leadership) Executives (%) 2011 1.5% / 2016 6.2% / 2021 6.5%, Managers (%) 2011 9.0% / 2016 12.7% / 2021 16.1%. The rating of female Executives and Managers have risen from 2011 to 2021. Women at Samsung (by leadership) Executives (%) 2011 1.5% / 2016 6.2% / 2021 6.5%, Managers (%) 2011 9.0% / 2016 12.7% / 2021 16.1%. The rating of female Executives and Managers have risen from 2011 to 2021.

Recognition & Awards

Since we started our journey of communication and engagement for more diversity and inclusion,
our efforts are recognized by advocacy groups, governments and non-governmental organizations.
Especially, we topped the Forbes list of the ‘World’s Best Employers’ and named as
one of America’s ‘Best Employers for Veterans’ for two consecutive years (2020-21).