The focus of diversity at Gore is on understanding when, why, if, and how differences affect relationships, because the quality of relationships has a lot to do with how well our business performs. By harnessing diversity within our teams, we can better drive innovation.
Our culture welcomes different viewpoints and people from a variety of environments and backgrounds. Our unique lattice organization and core principles are catalysts to participation, communication, and creativity. Our associates are what differentiate Gore as an enterprise and fuel our growth. Knowledge, expertise, talents, creativity, and hard work are what lead to unique, valuable, and profitable products.
Diversity and inclusion are critical ingredients for sustaining the Gore culture. Our diversity work seeks to ensure that all associates experience the inclusion that is promised in our fundamental beliefs and guiding principles.
Associate Networks, sometimes called Affinity Groups or Workgroups, are open to all associates. These self-organized groups drive networking, development, education, and outreach initiatives. They are formed and maintained by team members from a wide variety of backgrounds, all aiming to create an inclusive and enriching work environment.
Networks vary by geographical region. Here are some of the groups in existence today: