INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY
At HARMAN, diversity is a reality for us. People from every walk of life and with every perspective choose to work with us. Making sure everyone can thrive with us is what makes us unique. No matter who you are, you will be supported here. We know that when people work together and everyone can be their best and fullest self, that’s when true innovation happens.
CLOSING THE GAP
Unfortunately, women are underrepresented at every level in the tech industry. At HARMAN we are dedicated to changing this. We make it a point to hire talented and skilled women whenever possible. More importantly, we make sure every woman that works with us has access to opportunities that drive their careers forward. When it comes to supporting more women in technology, our CEO Dinesh C. Paliwal said it best: Enough with the trying; it’s time for doing.
Sandy Rowland EVP & CFO of HARMAN
Finance veteran Sandy Rowland joined HARMAN as Head of Investor Relations in 2012. With two promotions in two years, she rocketed her way to CFO.
Sandra Martinez VP of Global Talent Management
A boomerang, Sandra originally joined HARMAN as the Director of Talent Management and rejoined as the VP of Global Talent Management, Diversity and Corporate HR.
Being an Ally
Diversity isn’t something we just talk about at HARMAN. We know that bringing underrepresented voices to the table makes every business better. So, from the top down, this is an issue that is personal for us. That’s why being inclusive means being an ally at HARMAN. We understand that every one of our employees is an advocate for one another. That’s how a true culture of acceptance, opportunity and collective growth can come to life.
Our Diversity Resources
HARMAN together is one of our widest reaching resource groups, and our global network for gender equality and the empowerment of women at HARMAN. Open to all employees, this organization has 28 chapters in 14 countries. From programs and panels to local chapter activities, HARMAN together puts on multiple events to promote diversity, inclusion, and allyship. This work deepens our culture of inclusion and helps our employees feel welcomed, seen, and ready to take full advantage of their careers.
HARMAN Young Professionals (HYP)
Open to all employees – including the young at heart – the HARMAN Young Professionals group is dedicated to helping early employees develop their careers. With a focus on responsible leadership, volunteerism, and social networking opportunities, the HYP puts on events like speaker series, mentoring events, skill-building workshops and community programs. Most importantly, this group helps young professionals make an impact across HARMAN.
Dinesh C. Paliwal President and CEO
In my experience as the CEO of Harman, I can tell you that building an inclusive corporate culture that prioritizes integrity, respect, diversity and teamwork has helped us create incredible value across the business.
I’m a firm believer in the idea that different cultures, genders, languages, experiences and more all lead to more meaningful and creative brainstorming. HARMAN clearly believes this too and works to foster an open culture of communication. I’ve seen this in action through all the HARMAN Women Network initiatives around the world. Our diversity helps us understand each other better and our customers around the world.
The diversity at HARMAN is phenomenal — from all vectors! We have people of different genders, races, experience levels and more. We actively engage in sharing best practices and exchange ideas before implementing something. Our team actively encourages a healthy practice of respecting our differences and works to bring them together in the most conducive manner possible.