Today, working with folks from numerous backgrounds is the norm. With greater than 221 work websites all over the world and operations in additional than 74 nations, Samsung Electronics is dwelling to workers of assorted nationalities, religions, generations and values. Samsung believes respecting variety and speaking with transparency not solely drives people to meet their potential but additionally fuels innovation and progress. As the corporate creates services and products that meet the wants of shoppers all over the world, this open mindset is seen as the important thing to true connection and success.



To honor Worldwide Ladies’s Day on March 8 and mirror on the worth of variety, fairness and inclusion (DEI), Samsung Newsroom sat down with Samsung workers from totally different backgrounds ­— from executives to new hires and DEI managers — to listen to their ideas on the corporate’s thriving DEI tradition.



“Range is the engine of sustainable progress in a world firm, and Samsung is dedicated to Innovation for All,” mentioned Younghee Lee, President and Chief Advertising and marketing Officer of World Advertising and marketing Workplace at Samsung Electronics.


“As a world firm, our model philosophy emphasizes fixing clients’ issues and serving to them get pleasure from a greater life with our know-how and innovation, no matter their area, race or gender in any a part of the world. We’re making an effort to genuinely share this worth with clients whereas supporting our mission all through the group,” she mentioned.


Lee urged workers to ascertain a tradition of accepting variations by “listening to colleagues’ opinions and having open discussions so that every particular person can totally notice their capabilities primarily based on their distinctive background.”


In celebration of Worldwide Ladies’s Day, she suggested ladies to at all times be themselves and belief their potential. “I imagine that if ladies problem themselves and pursue what they honestly need — in a method that’s true to who they’re, relatively than blindly following others — it will likely be a significant step ahead not just for them but additionally for society as an entire.”



As a designer for Samsung Electronics’ Interplay Design Staff chargeable for inclusive design, Gunho Chae considers the model’s vast buyer base to develop services and products that respect the variety of all customers.


Samsung developed a glossary of phrases to tell its inclusive language and created pointers and coaching supplies so workers are well-equipped to include DEI values into all person interface parts and pictures.


“Samsung accepts all clients and acknowledges their variations — no matter their age, incapacity, household construction, gender identification, race, tradition or socioeconomic standing,” mentioned Chae. “We respect all customers and attempt to make our merchandise, providers, manuals and ads related to our clients for an enhanced person expertise.”



Michelle Anne Manglal-Lan, who oversees DEI at Samsung Electronics America, seeks to create an surroundings the place workers can easily talk, perceive and study from one another. She is especially dedicated to offering motivation to feminine workers and fostering a company tradition the place they really feel empowered to unlock their potential. Final yr, she organized the Americas Worker Sources Teams (ERGs) convention to ascertain a community for collaboration and share finest practices in DEI.


“The ERGs had been born out of our workers’ curiosity and engagement with DEI,” mentioned Manglal-Lan. “Collectively, we’re stronger and may obtain our targets sooner. I’m pleased with the truth that our North America Area is the primary workplace to launch an ERG.”



A brand new worker at Samsung Electronics’ Visible Show (VD) Division, Jiyoon Jang realized the corporate was extra numerous than she had imagined when she first stepped foot in Digital Metropolis, Samsung’s Suwon workplace. “We acquired DEI coaching throughout our new worker onboarding classes, and I noticed the significance of an inclusive tradition in a spot with such a various group of individuals.”


“I knew Samsung made donations to social accountability efforts,” she mentioned. “Since becoming a member of I additionally discovered that the corporate is sincerely dedicated to growing applied sciences which might be really inclusive.”


Relumino Mode for folks with low imaginative and prescient and Audible Subtitles for people who find themselves laborious of listening to are amongst among the initiatives the VD Division has developed to make the corporate’s merchandise extra accessible — and align with the division’s slogan, Screens for All.


“I hope the merchandise that I work on sooner or later will contribute to variety and inclusion and that I will take delight in what I do,” Jang mentioned. “I imagine that discrimination in opposition to minorities and intergenerational conflicts stem from ignorance, so I’m working laborious to coach myself by attending classes and studying about variety, fairness and inclusion every time I get the chance.”