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John Deere | NBMBAA

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John Deere supports the National Black MBA® Association's core mission to lead in the creation of educational, wealth building, and growth opportunities for those historically underrepresented throughout their careers as students, entrepreneurs and professionals.

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Chiké , Supply Management Specialist

Why did you choose to work for John Deere?

"I like the atmosphere of collaboration here at John Deere. People are always willing to assist and help. I've always felt comfortable asking questions and have had great training opportunities, whether on the job or formal."

- Chiké, Supply Management Specialist
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Michelle, Supply Management Specialist

How has NBMBAA made an impact on you?

"NBMBAA has made a huge impact on my career. I've attended conferences and networked with many people, with whom I am still in contact. The sheer number of diverse people who attend the conferences is very encouraging — especially as a woman of color. NBMBAA has allowed me to connect with people from all over the country."

- Michelle, Supply Management Specialist
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NBMBAA Testimonial: Linda Rudolph 


Linda Rudolph works in supply management and is an active member of National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA). She attends the annual conference and is active in recruiting talent. This is her story.

Joshua, a current quality engineer at John Deere Waterloo Works, shares his experience with being recruited at an event with National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the meaningful connection with being a John Deere employee.

Meet I-sha: An enthusiastic Product Verification & Validation Engineer at John Deere who shares her experiences as a recruit from the professional organization National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) in this employee testimonial.

Meet Mia: An employee in the IT Early Development Program at John Deere for new or recent college graduates who learn about John Deere’s products and IT services through a rotational program that includes areas of application development, security, and even quality assurance in this employee testimonial.

Meet Quentin: An Engineer at John Deere who utilized an opportunity with his regional National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) to further develop his professional skills that helped earn a full-time role in this employee testimonial.


At John Deere, Diversity & Inclusion is not just a catch phrase or temporary commitment. We are serious about our commitment, and below is a list of recent recognitions from professional organizations: 

  • Exceptional Partner Award in Sept 2018 at the NSBE Professional Development Conference
  • 2018 Society of Women Engineers Global Leadership Award
  • 2018 Society of Women Engineers Global Team Leadership Award
  • 2018 Society of Women Engineers Prism Award
  • 2018 National Society of Black Engineers, Corporate Partner of the Year
  • 2018 American Innovation Index Award Winner - John Deere earned a first place recognition for the Social Innovation Index™ seventh place recognition for overall innovation in the American Innovation Index™.
  • 2017 Company of the Year from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Top 5 Finalist in the 2017 ERG of the Year at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit
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