Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Western Digital, we thrive on the power and potential of diversity. We believe the most effective way to way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities around the world is to mirror them from within. But that’s not enough. We work hard to foster an inclusive environment, where every individual feels a genuine sense of belonging, respect, and contribution.

Supporting the Equality Act

Diversity at Western Digital gives us our daring, our strength, our advantage. It fuels our innovation. That’s why we are honored to voice our support for the Equality Act.

The Equality Act is a proposed federal legislation that would amend existing civil rights laws to provide full protections for LGBTQ+ employees throughout the US, including anti-discrimination policies by employers at the federal level. Our current policies are consistent with the proposed Equality Act, as we do not condone discrimination and inequality at our workplace.

2018 Diversity and Inclusion Programs and Progress

Western Digital takes a holistic approach to creating a culture of belonging. We’re continually striving through targeted recruitment strategies, innovative development and advancement programs, and a commitment to equity for all employees to build a more inclusive work environment.


Gender Representation of Global Employees


Racial/Ethnic Group
Representation of U.S. Employees

Committed to a Culture of Belonging

Business Resource Communities

Our Business Resource Groups serve as a platform for employees to build relationships and connections, foster a sense of belonging and develop ways to support our business. Our seven employee networks include 20 global chapters including groups in India, China, Israel, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines.

All Western Digital BRGs are open to any employee interested in joining.

Awards and Recognition

Although our work continues everyday, we are proud to have earned the below this year.

The Human Rights Campaign:

Best Places to Work for LGBTQ

Women’s Choice Award:

Best Company for Millennials

Featured articles from our blog


How Western Digital Supports Diversity & Inclusion

When Good Goes Global – Our “Inside Out” Approach to Inclusion


Kiranmai Pendyala: Conquering Beautiful Challenges

At age 18, Kiranmai Pendyala was the kind of student parents in Southern India dreamed of raising.

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By Design: Aisha Alkinaey Celebrates Expression without Shame

Western Digital empowers Aisha Alkinaey to be herself, both in her work and in her workplace.

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Dr. Kiran Gunnam: a Career in Novel Ideas

It’s common for fellows or distinguished engineers to dedicate their careers to advancing a specific technology.

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