9 employee resource groups that foster an inclusive workplace
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 that 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.
3A was designed to promote and advance disability inclusion practices within Stryker that spark greater innovation, engagement, and productivity. Our aim is to make positive changes in the lives of employees, families, and communities with visible and invisible disabilities.
ACE’s mission is to be an employee resource group within Stryker to develop a network of employees that promotes Asian cultural diversity and the professional development of its members, thereby creating a supportive environment for all and contributing to Stryker’s success.
SAAN is an employee resource group, formed by Stryker employees who aspire to drive diversity, equity and inclusion and make Stryker a career destination for Black employees.
SAFE champions a workplace where LGBTQIA+ employees are embraced as innovative, dedicated, collaborative, and equal contributors to Stryker’s core mission and values.
SEP group's mission is to engage, support, and inspire the next generation of Stryker professionals through networking, community impact and individual development to solidify Stryker as a career destination for talent.
SOMOS is an employee network that promotes cultural diversity, the professional development of members, and an inclusive environment for all. SOMOS celebrates diversity while advocating for the Hispanic/Latino community.
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 in the United States and South Pacific.
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 talented women and driving engagement.
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.