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.

Employee Resources Groups (ERGs)

We believe that fostering diversity is essential to continued innovation. Diversity networking groups are now being established so employees can connect in the interest of furthering professional development and creating inclusive culture.

* At Samsung, there are various ERGs for genders, LGBTQA+, race, working parents, veterans, etc. in different regions.

On the left, a collage of photos of female Samsung employees raising one hand in a gesture of solidarity. On the right, a group photo of the Women in Technology at Samsung (WITS) group. Below the photos, the logos of different organisations are displayed, including the Next Generation Leaders, Military Appreciation Group, Equality Alliance, Galaxy of Black Professionals, Women in Samsung Electronics, Veterans Community, Working Parents, Women Plus, Women in Technology at Samsung, and Samsung Leaders of Tomorrow. On the left, a collage of photos of female Samsung employees raising one hand in a gesture of solidarity. On the right, a group photo of the Women in Technology at Samsung (WITS) group. Below the photos, the logos of different organisations are displayed, including the Next Generation Leaders, Military Appreciation Group, Equality Alliance, Galaxy of Black Professionals, Women in Samsung Electronics, Veterans Community, Working Parents, Women Plus, Women in Technology at Samsung, and Samsung Leaders of Tomorrow.

Other initiatives

We run various D&I programs to foster an inclusive workplace culture.

Learning & development

We’re empowering our employees 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
mindsets to enhance objectivity, and
practicing inclusion to unlock innovation.

  • Reframe mindset

    Recognizing the value
    of diversity within
    a team

  • Build awareness

    Realizing the
    importance of Diversity
    & Inclusion from a
    business perspective

  • Practice inclusion

    Developing diverse
    and inclusive
    relationships to lead
    change

Leader level Personal level Team level
Guide for team
leaders to
cultivate
an inclusive
culture through
diversity
Learning about
oneself and
others
Develop diverse
and
Inclusive
relationships

Women at Samsung

We are committed to encouraging the next generation of female leaders, by supporting women who are excelling in their fields.

Global Women

2010

2015

2020

Total(%)※ excl. operators

20.3

25.0

28.6

Job function

Tech
(%)

14.2

16.6

18.0

Sales and Marketing
(%)

27.5

28.9

31.5

Leadership

Executives
(%)

1.4

4.5

6.6

Managers
(%)

8.3

12.4

15.3

Women by Job function (%)

Overall;  39.0% in 2010, 45.6% in 2015, 37.3% in 2020. Job function. Tech; 14% in 2010,  17% in 2015, 18% in 2020. Sales and Marketing; 28% in 2010, 29% in 2015, 32% in 2020. Overall;  39.0% in 2010, 45.6% in 2015, 37.3% in 2020. Job function. Tech; 14% in 2010,  17% in 2015, 18% in 2020. Sales and Marketing; 28% in 2010, 29% in 2015, 32% in 2020.

Tech(%)

Sales and Marketing(%)

Women Leadership (%)

Leadership. Executives; 1.4% in 2010, 4.5% in 2015, 6.6% in 2020. Managers; 8.3% in 2010, 12.4% in 2015, 15.3% in 2020. Leadership. Executives; 1.4% in 2010, 4.5% in 2015, 6.6% in 2020. Managers; 8.3% in 2010, 12.4% in 2015, 15.3% in 2020.

Executives(%)

Managers(%)

External recognition & awards

Our effort in diversity has already begun.