Q: What is Dell's definition of "global diversity"? What makes it global?
A: We characterize global diversity by similarities and differences, defining it more broadly than just race, gender and ethnicity. It's about diversity of thinking, leadership, skill set and style. And by harnessing our differences in pursuit of common business goals, our teams can bring about innovation and new ways of achieving objectives. Diversity represents a way of doing business that is barrier-free and all-inclusive; allowing the unique ideas, experiences, cultures and backgrounds of all our people to come together for creating the most innovative products and best customer experience. Our diversity is global in its inclusion and respect for the many different people and cultures we encounter every day throughout the many countries in which we do business worldwide.

Q: What does Dell mean by "barrier-free"?
A: The term "barrier-free" means the elimination of tangible and intangible boundaries that would limit our employees, suppliers and customers from reaching their full potential. This includes societal boundaries as well as organizational boundaries. Each individual takes responsibility for addressing personal and organizational biases that inhibit the successful pursuit of teamwork and business goals. Through this, we ensure an environment that promotes unique thinking, open communication and innovation.

Q: How does Dell contribute to diversity in its local communities?
A: At Dell, we believe it is important for all people to be able to enhance their lives by accessing technology. Many of our community programs benefit diverse communities and promote digital inclusion. For example, our signature giving program, Youth Learning, provides technology access and promotes educational success by supporting more than 50 partnerships in a number of countries.

Q: Does Dell have a supplier diversity program?
A: Yes. Through our Supplier Diversity program, we are committed to enhancing our relationships with diverse suppliers and multicultural organizations so that we can provide the best overall customer experience to the global communities we serve. We encourage small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, woman-owned small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses, minority and women business enterprises, and HUB Zone Businesses (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) to participate as partners and suppliers of goods and services within our corporate supply chain. Please visit our Supplier Diversity website to find out more information and contact information.

Q: Does Dell support employee affinity groups?
A: Yes. Our employee affinity groups provide encouragement and an enhanced sense of belonging through informal mentoring, and personal and professional development of our diverse employees.

Q: Does Dell support any historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) or women, minority or other diverse scholarship programs?
A: Yes. Through our University Relations department, we support university-based student affinity and development organizations throughout the U.S., including ones located at HBCUs and other diverse colleges. We also support scholarship and internship opportunities to African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Hispanic, and Native Americans through our Dell/UNCF Corporate Scholars Programs. For more information, visit our Careers website.