The time for change is NOW

HP was built on the values of diversity and inclusion, fairness and equality. As a company led by our values, we cannot turn our heads from the systemic racism millions of people suffer from on a daily basis
HP is committed to embracing a culture that is not only against racism, but is actively anti-racist, and to using HP’s platform, technology, and resources as a force for positive change. 

Moving forward. Driving change.

“Diversity and inclusion, fairness and equality are part of the character of our company, and there has never been a more important time for us to be guided by these values. They strengthen our culture, unite our teams and inspire new forms of progress in our communities.”


Enrique Lores, President & CEO , HP Inc. (2020)

HP Racial Equality and Social Justice Task Force

HP is currently implementing actions across the company through our diversity, equity, and inclusion people strategies and is accelerating this work through the HP Racial Equality and Social Justice Task Force.


The Task Force will identify and execute on the biggest opportunities we have as a company to drive sustainable impact in racial equality by working across three main areas: people, industry, and local and national influence. 

“A company has a responsibility beyond making a profit for stockholders; it has a responsibility to recognize the dignity of its employees as human beings, to the wellbeing of its customers, and to the community at large.”


David Packard in 1995 - Co-founder, Hewlett-Packard Company

Social impact goals

The focus of the Task Force is to build measurable and sustainable impact for our employees, our industry, our community and the planet.

Double the number of Black and African American executives by 2025

Double Black and African American promotion rates and technical representation by 2025

Achieve 90% (up from 84%) in inclusion index score for Black and African American employees in 2021

10% of HP diversity spend be with Black and African American suppliers by 2022

10% of HP supplier account managers be Black and African American by 2022

Complete STEM pilots in target communities with channel partners and suppliers

Shrink the digital divide gap in rural and urban communities by supporting state and federal legislative funding and programmatic updates consistent with HP digital divide objectives.

Protect & expand diversity, equality and inclusion rights through legislative/regulatory change, thought leadership and civic engagement.

Support criminal justice policy reforms and practices that foster greater trust and safety including HP site community-based projects.

Making investments that break down barriers

Catalyst Program

Recognizing the importance of sponsorship in increasing promotions and retention, we expanded our development program Catalyst to include a cohort focused on Black and African American employees in 2020.

HP HBCU Business Challenge 

In its 4th year, the HP HBCU Business Challenge is a business case competition that gives students the opportunity to develop solutions to real HP business problems while gaining hands-on industry experience.

Establishing relationships

HP joined the HBCU Business Deans Roundtable as a founding member and led a delegation of HBCU Business Deans to the New York Stock Exchange to ring the closing bell in 2018.  

3D Printing Pilot Program

In 2020, we launched a pilot learning program with North Carolina A&T State University, providing HP MultiJet Fusion 3D color printing equipment and a commitment for internships and apprenticeships.

Explore HP’s rich history of diversity, equity, & inclusion



The first women HP employed in non-secretarial roles were hired to work on production lines.



Willard Jones was Hewlett-Packard Company’s earliest known African American employee, having joined the company in December 1943.



Hewlett-Packard Company hired Art Fong, the first known Asian-American engineer in Silicon Valley history.



Roy Clay Sr. became the first African American executive at Hewlett-Packard Company. He expanded the way the company hired by recruiting talent from HBCU’s.



Printing the rainbow since 1986. HP established the first LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group.



HP Inc. was formed in 2015 with the most diverse Board of Directors of any US technology company. 



In 2017, HP strengthened our relationship with the HBCU Business Deans Roundtable with the launch of the HP HBCU Business Challenge.



HP’s community of Business Impact Networks grew to 100 chapters globally in 2019. Today, we have 123 chapters across 29 countries.

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