A Culture of Respect, Involvement, and Connection
At Oracle we foster an inclusive environment that leverages the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of all our employees, suppliers, customers, and partners to drive a sustainable global competitive advantage.
Oracle employees come from a wide array of cultures, span four generations, and live in a variety of communities from urban centers to small towns. This diversity, combined with inclusive leadership, drives creativity, innovation, and collaboration throughout our workforce.
Oracle demonstrates its commitment to diversity and inclusion through a variety of programs. For example
- Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): ERGs are communities of employees with similar interests or experiences that are strategically aligned with both the company’s business goals and its diversity and inclusion objectives. These groups provide a support system for employees within the company, encourage diversity and inclusiveness at all levels, help attract and retain top talent, and promote career and leadership development.
- Inclusion Matters leadership development series: These webcasts help employees across North America develop and expand inclusive leadership skills and competencies.
- Dimensions of Diversity: This monthly newsletter spotlights the dimensions of diversity within our workforce, including programs, initiatives, and opportunities to volunteer and engage with colleagues, partners, customers, and the wider community.
- Oracle Women’s Leadership (OWL): OWL is a leadership and professional development program that seeks to develop, engage, and empower current and future generations of Oracle women leaders in order to foster an inclusive and innovative workforce. OWL engages more than 7,000 employees in 41 countries, representing more than 70 OWL communities. Read the story.
- Mentoring and sponsorship: Our competitiveness as a company ultimately depends on the talent of our people. Mentoring and sponsorship enable us to develop future generations of technical and managerial leaders at Oracle.
Diversity in Action at Oracle
Helping veterans successfully transition from military to civilian life.
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Fostering an inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees.
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Oracle Women’s Leadership
Developing and empowering present and future Oracle women leaders.
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Oracle engages with many external partners to build and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce. Some of our key partners include
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI): Over the past two years, Oracle has donated more than US$30,000 in scholarships and sponsorships to help CHCI educate, empower, and connect the next generation of Latino leaders.
- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA): Oracle sponsors IAVA’s Fullbridge Program, a rigorous, three-week business course to help veterans successfully transition to the civilian workforce.
- IT Senior Management Forum (ITSMF): Through ITSMF’s Executive Protégé Program and Quarterly Symposiums, Oracle provides professional and career development to help foster upper-level talent among African-American IT professionals.
- National Federation of the Blind (NFB): Oracle participates in the annual NFB convention and career expo. Oracle is also a platinum sponsor and underwrites the Oracle Scholarship for Excellence in Computer Science.
- The United Negro College Fund (UNCF): Over the past decade, Oracle has contributed more than US$11.3 million in cash grants, software donations, and internships to UNCF.
To enable students from underrepresented groups to prepare themselves for IT careers, Oracle provides scholarship funding to organizations including
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society
- Black Data Processing Associates
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
- East Bay National Society of Black Engineers Jr.
- Greene Scholars Program
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- National Coalition of 100 Black Women
- National Society for Hispanic Professionals
- National Society of Black Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers, Golden Gate Section
- United Negro College Fund