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Diversity

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.

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 26 – 30, 2017
Philadelphia, PA

National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)

NBMBAA

National Black MBA Association

National Conference
September 26 – 30, 2017
Philadelphia, PA
"I have worked for John Deere for 9 years. I have enjoyed working for Deere because it has provided an array of opportunities throughout the organization that have allowed me to expand my skill set. John Deere's commitment to diversity and employee development are unsurpassed."
– Tharlyn, IM&S Site Integrator

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

NABA

National Association of Black Accountants

Central Region Conference
September 28-30, 2017
Milwaukee, WI

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

MANRRS

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences

Regional IV Conference
October 13 – 14, 2017
Oklahoma City, OK
Regional V Conference
October 20 – 22, 2017
Purdue, IN
National Conference
March 28 – 31, 2018
Greensboro, NC
"I have worked at John Deere for 18 years. My first involvement with MANRRS occurred over 10 years ago while I was working in Recruiting and Staffing for John Deere. The landscape for recruiting top talent within our organization was changing and we needed to find other ways to attract that talent. I was tasked with actively sourcing for talent using the internet and various online databases as well as through professional organizations which is how I came in contact with MANRRS. I quickly learned that John Deere was a corporate sponsor of MANRRS. Through collaboration we were able to merge our company's recruiting efforts with its Corporate Citizenship initiative in order to enhance and strengthen our relationship with MANRRS. It has truly been amazing to see the continued growth and development of MANRRS. I am thrilled to be able to provide support through recruiting and mentoring of students in order to grow the next generation of agricultural leaders."
– Alicia, Global Pricing Publications Manager

Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)

TMCF

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

National Conference
October 20 – 24, 2017
Washington, DC
"Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, I entered the John Deere Part Time Student Program in Information Technology (IT), while in graduate school. Upon graduation, I became a full time employee, within Human Resources (HR). It's paramount that a prospective employee understands s/he can have a very broad or deep career at John Deere. I have never felt pressure to leave the company in order to enhance my career. Throughout my 16+ years at Deere, I've worked in IT, HR, Supply Management, Operations and Logistics, all at various levels and various locations throughout the United States. The most important take aways are career opportunities you may not have planned for and the value of transferrable skills. These opportunities and skills allow Deere, and you, to create and participate in teams of diverse thinking, broader business acumen and a heightened appreciation for fellow colleagues and the collective contributions to feeding the world."
– Chanda, Global Business Lead, Order Management, SAP Billing and Invoicing

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE

Society of Women Engineers

National Conference
October 26 – 28, 2017
Austin, TX
"I have been working at John Deere since 2005 and I had a privilege to work in global team creating engineering solutions for our customers. Everyone on the team has different background in terms of experience, culture, age, gender. Diverse thinking, collaboration and inclusion of all these talents drive a better quality product. This is the way we work at John Deere. Being a SWE member and involved in JDSWE activities—such as recruiting interns, entry level employees and mentoring STEM students—allows me to contribute to the society and ultimately staying connected to those linked to the land."
– Clementine, Global Commodity Quality Manager, Power Module

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

SHPE

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

National Conference
November 1 – 5, 2017
Kansas City, MO
"I am originally from Mexico and have been employed with John Deere for 14 years, 5 in Mexico and 9 in US. I enjoy working with teams to improve our quality systems and processes that ultimately will affect our customers' satisfaction. I'm proud to be in a company where I can witness every day how the John Deere employees demonstrate every day with their work that they uphold our company values: integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation. I'm committed to fulfill the John Deere's mission that is dedicated to those who are linked to the land."
– Miriam, Quality Systems Lead

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

NSBE

National Society of Black Engineers

Region 5 Conference
November 2 – 4, 2017
Tulsa, OK
Region 4 Conference
November 10 – 11, 2017
Milwaukee, WI
"I have been employed with John Deere for 18 years. I have spent over 15 years recruiting at various universities and NSBE conventions. I enjoy sharing with our students all the opportunities available at John Deere and the impact our company have on society. I also enjoy seeing the impact the NSBE team have on creating a diverse and inclusive work environment."
– Chris, Supply Base Manager

Marc Howze, Vice President, Global Human Resources, explains how diversity helps us be more creative, innovative, and achieve better business results.

Celebrate the legacy of the John Deere brand as the company now prepares to feed, clothe and shelter a growing global population, keeping its age-old commitment to those linked to the land.

Diversity in everything we do ...

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Outreach

Community Outreach

We 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.

Suppliers and Dealers

Supplier Diversity

Diversity 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

John 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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