HP Becomes the First Fortune 100 Tech Company to Commit to Gender Parity in Leadership.
To Achieve 50/50 gender equality in HP leadership by 20301Achieve greater than 30 percent technical women and women in engineering by 2030
HP Inc. on Today (Thursday) announced at PALO ALTO, Calif. a series of ambitious goals to drive a more diverse, equitable and inclusive technology industry, including a pledge to achieve gender parity in leadership by 2030.
Today’s announcement is part of HP’s Sustainable Impact strategy to create a positive, lasting impact on the planet, our people and communities where we live, work and do business. This follows HP’s recent announcement of some of the industry’s most aggressive and comprehensive climate action goals.
“Our 2030 goals are designed to make HP the world’s most sustainable and just technology company. The actions we’re taking to address some of society’s greatest challenges will strengthen our communities while spurring innovation and growth across our business,” said Enrique Lores, president and CEO at HP Inc.
“Creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion has long been integral to HP’s success, but our work is far from done,” Lores continued. “We will continue pushing to break down barriers within our own organization while using our platforms to advance gender and racial equality, social justice and human rights across our ecosystem.”
HP’s new commitments will contribute to the United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goals and are consistent with the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
HP also remains one of the top technology companies with women in executive positions. More than 30 percent of HP’s leaders are women, nearly doubling the industry’s benchmark of 16 percent of women in senior positions. Given that COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted many women, with one in four considering to leave the workplace or downshifting their careers according to a recent Lean In and McKinsey study, HP is making a concerted effort to support women’s career advancement.
The company aims to achieve 50/50 gender equality in HP leadership by 2030. HP also commits to achieving greater than 30 percent technical women and women in engineering roles by 2030, the company said.
HP is also a founding member of OneTen, a coalition of businesses who are coming together to upskill, hire and advance one million Black individuals in America over the next 10 years into family-sustaining jobs.