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7 employee resource groups that foster an inclusive workplace

Updated: Aug 29, 2019


Stryker has always been committed to building an inclusive, engaging work environment. Our focus is to encourage, value and leverage differences in people and perspectives to achieve maximum business performance. We see diversity and inclusion as a business imperative aligned with our mission and values.


What are ERGs?


Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)are voluntary, employee-led groups who act as a resource to both their members, and to Stryker. ERGs foster understanding and inclusion in the workplace. These groups provide a means for employees to network, exchange views about managing common business challenges, and continue their professional growth and development. Up to 90% of Fortune 500 companies benefit from ERGs and can take multiple forms - they can be small or large, and can exist at one location or be Stryker-wide.


Stryker's ERGs



Stryker's African American Network (SAAN)


SAAN is an organization formed by Stryker employees that aspires to improve Stryker's business results by fostering an inclusive culture, and making Stryker the company of choice for attracting talented African Americans while contributing to their development and retention. Join us!


Stryker's Allies for Equality (SAFE)


SAFE's mission and purpose is to celebrate diversity, foster an inclusive environment for all employees and bring awareness of the LGBTQ+ community to Stryker through education, community engagement and attracting and maintaining diverse talent. Learn more.



Stryker's Emerging Professionals (SEP)


SEP group's mission is to engage, support, and inspire the next generation of Stryker professionals. Learn about internal mobility.




Stryker's Hispanic/Latino Network (SOMOS)


SOMOS mission is to develop a network of employees that promotes cultural diversity and the professional development of its members, thereby creating a supportive environment for all. SOMOS celebrates diversity while advocating for the Hispanic/Latino community. Join us!



Stryker's Veterans Association (SVA)


SVA serves as a network for military/veterans who work at Stryker, provides support to the recruiting of military/veterans as well as a mentorship program, and a place for military/veteran resources. Learn more about our military recruitment process.



Stryker's Women's Network (SWN)


SWN offers members new opportunities to create a dynamic and active career at Stryker. SWN's mission is: SWN improves Stryker's results by fostering an open and inclusive culture, developing and retaining talent women and driving engagement. Join us!



Women in Stryker Engineering (WISE)


WISE group's mission is to continually improve Stryker for women in engineering. Their vision is to be a global avenue for business growth by promoting an inclusive culture and developing diverse engineering, project, and people leaders. Check out our engineering jobs!


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