Oracle employees represent a variety of cultures, span four generations, practice many religions, and live in large cities and small towns. This diversity allows us to examine our business from a range of perspectives.
Diversity and Inclusion | Oracle Corporate Citizenship Report
Oracle's Diversity Vision
At Oracle, we foster an inclusive environment that leverages the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our employees, customers, suppliers, and partners to drive a global competitive advantage.
Oracle offers a variety of programs to support our diverse employee population.
- Flexible Workplace: Flexible work arrangements, such as telecommuting or alternative schedules, are provided to accommodate employees with physical challenges, disabilities, or other special needs.
- Oracle Women's Leadership (OWL): OWL offers opportunities for female employees to enhance their leadership skills, strengthen their business networks, and benefit from mentoring. In FY11 and FY12, OWL conducted 275 events, reaching more than 7,000 employees in 50 communities.
- Inclusion Matters Leadership Development: These events assist employees across North America to develop inclusive leadership skills at all levels of the organization.
- Dimensions of Diversity: This monthly newsletter offers US employees information about ongoing diversity and inclusion activities.
- Affinity Groups: Affinity groups allow employees to connect and learn more about the unique backgrounds of veterans, African Americans, Latinos, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, and those from various religious groups.
- Mentoring: We encourage mentoring relationships in which employees receive coaching and guidance from those with more experience.
Women and Minority Employees in Oracle's US Workforce
Oracle works with numerous external partners to build an inclusive workforce. For example:
- The United Negro College Fund (UNCF): Over the past decade, Oracle has contributed more than US$11 million in cash grants, software donations, and internships to UNCF.
- Technology Transfer Project (TTP): Oracle helps faculty and students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) in the US strengthen their technology skills, achieve technical certifications, and conduct technology-based research. In FY11, Oracle delivered Java certification training for HBCU students and 15 of them successfully obtained Oracle Java certification, a credential that is highly valued in the IT industry.
- Project HIRED: Oracle is a Platinum Member of the Project HIRED Business Collaborative for the Wounded Warrior Workforce. This program supports injured veterans in their transition to civilian life. We offer 12-month internships that introduce veterans to Oracle and help them pursue full-time positions as appropriate.
- Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC): Oracle sponsors HITEC, an organization that is dedicated to developing senior-level Hispanic executives across the Americas. Oracle employees serve on the HITEC Board of Directors and contribute as presenters at HITIC leadership development events. In FY12, HITEC named Oracle "Corporation of the Year."
To enable students from underrepresented groups to prepare themselves for work in IT-related fields, Oracle provides scholarship funding to the following organizations:
- Society of Women Engineers, Golden Gate Section
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- National Society of Hispanic Professionals
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
- National Society of Black Engineers
- United Negro College Fund
- East Bay National Society of Black Engineers
- 100 Black Men of Silicon Valley
- National Coalition of 100 Black Women
- Black Data Processing Associates
- Greene Scholars Program