We choose to #BreaktheBias because our people are our greatest asset
John Engel, Chairman, President & CEO, Wesco
At Wesco, our mission is to build, connect, power and protect the world, and we believe that people are our most important asset. We are fully committed to building an inclusive company culture that leverages our diversity and that is essential to achieving our vision to be the best tech-enabled, supply-chain solutions provider in the world. We benefit from having people with different talents, experiences and mindsets that enable us to innovate with speed and agility, and deliver superior value.
According to Gartner, in 2021, women accounted for 15% of executive roles in the supply chain workforce, down from 17% in 2020. As a leading global supply chain solutions provider, Wesco is committed to building an inclusive company culture that leverages diversity and supports professional development opportunities for women.
In 2021, Wesco created four business resource groups – WIN (Women’s Impact Network), Mosaic (Black, Latino, Indigenous, and People of Color), Pride (LGBTQ+), and Volt (Veterans) – to build communities where our workforce can thrive. Each resource group acts as a sounding board for our strategic diversity objectives and provides opportunities for employee development, training and retention. For International Women’s Day in 2021, our Women’s Impact Network organized a virtual event with over 800 attendees from around the globe. We look forward to hosting a similar event in 2022 with educational sessions focused on breaking down bias to create impactful change.
Diversity is key to who we are as an organization. For the second year, Wesco was recognized by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Employers, as well as one of America’s Best Employers for Women. We are also pleased to have been included in Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index for three consecutive years.
I believe that by committing to #BreaktheBias, our company will drive innovation as we build, connect, power and protect the world. Our people are our greatest asset, and they all make a difference.