September 26 – 30, 2017
Inclusive Culture — the way we work, the quality we offer, and the unsurpassed treatment you get as a customer, investor, employee.
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.
Of course, saying it doesn't make it so. But John Deere lives it through leadership and example.
September 26 – 30, 2017
"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
September 26 – 30, 2017
"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
October 26 – 28, 2017
October 20 – 24, 2017
"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
November 1 – 5, 2017
Kansas City, MO
"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
March 21 – 24, 2018
March 28 – 31, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.