An instrumental part of our approach to DE&I are the voices of our team members and their engagement in driving inclusion and supporting our strategic initiatives for diversity, equality, and inclusion.
NXP’s ERGs are instrumental in enabling our culture and inclusive work environment, as we work to ensure diversity throughout our company and bring unique perspectives and skills to help those in our communities.
In 2022, we:
- Established United Veterans, a new ERG which supports our active-duty and retired military veterans in the US
- Grew ERG membership overall, year-over-year, by 24%
Global ERG Representation
NXP now has nine primary ERGs, with 23 chapters represented in Asia, Europe, Mexico, and the United States:
Membership and participation in ERGs is open to all NXP team members, and global engagement is encouraged. Each ERG has defined mission/vision statements and goals, as well as executive oversight and sponsorship.
To track the progress of our growing ERGs, we measure membership, team-member engagement and programming for each group. To measure employee experiences with the ERGs, team members provide direct feedback to ERGs through surveys sent to participants.
- Based on this feedback, 2022 performance by our ERGs increased by 18% compared to 2021.
- In 2022, the ERGs collectively hosted more than 100 events, including professional-development workshops, networking sessions and cultural-awareness activities. For example, our Interconnection ERG celebrated Eid al-Adha by inviting team members to enjoy traditional Muslim food and learn more about the holiday.
In addition to planning events and organizing efforts within the countries and regions where they operate, NXP ERGs identify ways to partner across geographic sites and teams. An example of this collaborative effort is the company’s annual observation of International Women’s Day (IWD), which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In 2022, thousands of NXP team members around the world participated in more than 65 virtual and onsite IWD events. Another example of global collaboration is NXP’s first Pride flag-raising across our global sites. Additional annual observances celebrated by our ERGs include Black History Month, Pride Month, Hispanic Heritage Month and Global Diversity Awareness Month.
ERG External Partnerships
When possible, our ERGs also partner with external organizations committed to advancing STEM education, community wellness and sustainable environmental practices. For example, in 2022, our ERGs raised and donated funds and led 12 volunteer opportunities. This year, our ERGs partnered with:
NXP’s commitment to DE&I is also reflected in our collaboration with universities. We are committed to increasing representation of women and other under-represented groups in the communication material we use with universities and at career fairs. To promote recruiting from diverse talent pipelines, our ERGs collaborate with our internal Talent Acquisition Team.
For example, to support NXP’s aspirational goal to improve gender representation:
- The Women in NXP China chapter participated in a video campaign for new college graduates where they shared their experiences on NXP’s inclusive culture and development opportunities.
- In the EMEA region, we organized panel discussions with local female NXP engineers in March 2022, helping to connect female university students with role models.
- Another initiative, called “Women in Technology,” was started in 2022 in India. This is a year-long program, designed for women in engineering studies, that consists of specialized training by industry experts for a total of 50 women. The aim is to encourage young women and mentor them for a successful career in the industry.
Also, the Black Achievement and Leadership Team ERG partnered with National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapters to host Leveling Up Workshops, an internally developed, career exploration workshop which provides guidance, support and early access to tools, tips and NXP resources to students.
Our premier Leadership Development Program targets leaders at the director level and above. Within the cohort of 2022 program participants, we've reached our target of having women and under-represented minorities account for 40% of the participants.
Through our ERGs, NXP regularly facilitates training on DE&I topics. As an example, our Young Community and EQUAL ERGs collaborated on a panel to discuss diverse representation and positive action. These ERG-led sessions give our global team members the opportunity to engage in open discussions and create awareness of inclusive behaviors.
Our ERG-hosted events are aimed at promoting career development, enhancing business knowledge and building leadership skills.
- Our Asian Cultural Team ERG hosted a discussion with NXP Executive Vice President, Ron Martino, and NXP Fellow, Tu-Anh Tran, where they discussed the key to successful leadership and contributing to a high-performance culture. Also, in 2022, our ERGs welcomed more than 20 external speakers and organizations for professional development and networking events.
- Our Black Achievement and Leadership Team ERG hosted a session with NXP CFO, Bill Betz, titled “All About Finance,” which allowed Bill to share inputs about his role at NXP along with information about the current financial climate and the company’s financial strategy.
Our ERGs initiate mentorship platforms within NXP. For example, our Women in NXP India chapter launched Building Pathways, an internal networking platform for team members to share inspiring stories and provide guidance on career and well-being.
NXP also engages in professional development conferences that enable the continued growth of our diverse workforce. In 2022, NXP team members have participated in the Texas Conference for Women, the Black in Tech Conference and the Global Semiconductor Alliance’s Women’s Leadership Initiative.
NXP also focuses on developing our ERG leaders, meeting several times a year to share regular updates about our focus on and progress in DE&I, while listening for areas of opportunity to consider. In 2022, for example, based on input from ERG leaders, we invited select ERG leaders to attend an in-depth workshop on executive coaching and development. The workshop, led by an external facilitator, focused on executive presence, engagement, effectiveness and insights and included role-playing and coaching sessions with opportunities for direct and focused feedback.