We now have eight primary ERGs, with representation in Asia, Europe, Mexico and the United States:
- Asian Cultural Team
- Black Achievement Leadership Team
- Emerging Professionals / Young Community
- Hispanic Education Awareness Team
- No eXtra Planet
- Women in NXP
Membership and participation in ERGs are open to all NXP team members and global engagement is encouraged. Each ERG has defined mission/vision statements, goals and executive oversight and sponsorship. To track the progress of our growing ERGs, we measure membership, team member engagement and programming for each group. In 2021, the ERGs collectively hosted more than 160 events, including professional development workshops, networking sessions and cultural awareness activities.
In addition to planning events and organizing efforts within the countries and regions in which 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 2021, thousands of NXP team members around the world participated in more than 50 virtual and on-site IWD events. Additional annual observances celebrated by our ERGs include Black History Month, Pride Month and Hispanic Heritage Month.
To promote recruiting from diverse talent pipelines, our ERGs collaborate with our internal Talent Acquisition team. For example, NXP’s Black Achievement Leadership Team developed a career exploration workshop to provide guidance, support and early access to tools, tips and NXP resources to National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapters at target colleges and universities.
Throughout 2021, our ERGs supported recruiting efforts with:
- National Society of Black Engineers
- Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers
Through our ERGs, NXP regularly facilitates training on diversity, equality and inclusion topics. As an example, our Women in NXP and EQUAL ERGs collaborated on an LGBTQ allyship workshop for team members in India. These ERG-led sessions give our global team members the opportunity to engage in open discussions and create awareness of inclusive behaviors.
Furthermore, our ERGs host events aimed at promoting career development and building leadership skills. For instance, YOUNG! NXP the Netherlands hosted a meet and greet with NXP President and CEO Kurt Sievers, where they discussed authentic leadership and career growth. Also in 2021, our ERGs welcomed more than 30 external speakers and organizations for professional development and networking events.
In addition, NXP engages in professional development conferences that enable the continued growth of our diverse workforce. Over the last nine years, NXP team members have participated in the Texas Conference for Women, the Watermark Conference for Women, the Arizona Women’s Conference, and the Global Semiconductor Alliance’s Women’s Leadership Initiative.
We also created an internal resource hub to provide resources on topics such as diversity, inclusion, intercultural collaboration, microaggressions, bias and allyship.
To further foster an equal and inclusive culture, in 2022, we are integrating unconscious bias training into our team member development process.