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Diversity & Inclusion

No matter who you are — what race, what religion, what gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation — you are welcomed at John Deere. Here, we know the value of bringing together diverse ideas. We embrace a culture that is accepting and understanding. And we work to include individuals and companies that fit with that culture. It's a culture that reflects our global market, widens our business opportunities, attracts the best talent, and breathes life into the best teamwork.

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John Deere Values Diversity & Inclusion

Marc Howze, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, explains how diversity and inclusion in the workplace helps us be more creative, innovative, and achieve better business results.

Find out more about employee resource groups at John Deere

Employee Resource Groups

At John Deere, we recognize Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) as a global competitive advantage to accelerate business results. Our ERGs are defined as company-sponsored, employee-run organizations formed around a common dimension of diversity, interest, or experience that affects the workplace.

Read about life at John Deere from these employee testimonials

Testimonials

At John Deere, we don't offer jobs, we offer careers. We embrace a culture that is accepting and understanding. See what attracted them to John Deere and why they've chosen to stay and grow here.

Conferences

Join our representatives in at the following conferences: Prospanica, The Association of Hispanic Professionals; National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE); Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS); National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA); Society of Women Engineers (SWE); Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF); and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) conferences. We will be recruiting across multiple disciplines. Explore our current opportunities now!

Prospanica, The Association of Hispanic Professionals

Prospanica

The Association of Hispanic Professionals

National Conference

September 12 – 14, 2018
Milwaukee, WI

National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)

NBMBAA

National Black MBA Association

National Conference

September 25 – 29, 2018
Detroit, MI

Grace Hopper Celebration

Grace Hopper Celebration

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

National Conference

September 26 - 28, 2018
Houston, TX

Preregister here »

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

NABA

National Association of Black Accountants

Central Region Student Conference

October 11 - 12, 2018
St. Louis, MO 

Preregister here »

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)

MANRRS

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences

Region IV Conference

October 12 - 13, 2018
Oklahoma City, OK 

Preregister for Region IV here »

Region VI Conference

November 10 - 11, 2018
Oregon

Preregister for Region VI today »

Region V Conference

November 28 - 30, 2018
Atlanta, GA

National Conference

April 3 - 6, 2019
Overland Park, KS

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE

Society of Women Engineers

National Conference

October 18 – 20, 2018
Minneapolis, MN

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National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

NSBE

National Society of Black Engineers

Region 5 Conference 

October 24 - 28, 2018
Dallas, TX

Preregister for Region 5 here »

Region 6 Conference 

November 9 - 11, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

Preregister for Region 6 here »

National Conference

March 27 - 31, 2019
Detroit, MI

Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)

TMCF

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

OFC Hackathon

May 21 – 25, 2018
Raleigh, NC

National Conference

October 26 – 30, 2018
Washington, DC

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

SHPE

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

National Conference

November 7 – 11, 2018
Cleveland, OH

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Outreach

Community Outreach

Students working on their robotWe contribute to the Science, Engineering, Communication, Mathematics, and Enrichment (SECME). Developed for K-12 students, this national program encourages young people who are interested in science. We also support minority education and diversity initiatives at a number of colleges and universities.

So our support is broad. We help bring high-quality students to the program. We help teachers develop and deliver engaging lesson plans that support inquiry-based learning. We help show how parents can inspire their students. And we help create strong business networks that can assist STEM programs. Our support is monetary as well as our time and expertise. John Deere Inspire is a global initiative at John Deere designed to inspire the next generations of innovators today.

For more information on the areas of citizenship focus for John Deere, click here to learn more. 

Suppliers and Dealers

Supplier Diversity

Dirty hands working on partsDiversity at John Deere is not just about our employees. We work to maintain a supplier base that reflects the diversity of our markets worldwide. Since 1980, the John Deere Supplier Diversity program has established and nurtured relationships with diverse suppliers. Why is this important? A diverse group of suppliers brings a broader perspective to our business. A broader range of ideas and innovations, too. All this leads to better business for us … and our suppliers.

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Dealer Diversity

Man working on combineJohn Deere dealers are independently owned businesses. Yet, they are John Deere's face to our customers. They must understand and respond to their local customers’ needs. This is why we take great strides in recruiting high-caliber individuals with diverse backgrounds to take on the John Deere brand. In fact, in the United States, John Deere dealerships are owned and operated by people of African-American, American Indian, Asian, and Hispanic descent. A significant number of dealerships are owned by women.

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