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Diversity and inclusion


ExxonMobil maintains a culture of diversity and inclusion, upholds disciplined employment practices, and offers robust training and benefit programs that promote employee retention. We cultivate a diverse workforce of highly talented individuals who are dedicated to integrity and high-quality work. We support voluntary, employee-led networks that foster a culture of diversity and inclusion by offering development programs, community service opportunities and mentoring. 

Our local employee resource groups include: 

  • Asian Connection for Excellence (ACE) 
  • Black Employee Success Team (BEST) 
  • Global Organization for the Advancement of Latinos (GOAL) 
  • People for Respect, Inclusion and Diversity of Employees (PRIDE) 
  • Veteran Advocacy and Support Team (VAST) 
  • Women’s Interest Network (WIN) 

  • Matthew Lim, EMCC
    Matthew Lim

    ExxonMobil Chemical Company aromatics technical supervisor
    "I was fortunate to be involved as a founding member of the Asian Connection for Excellence (ACE) chapter at the Chemical Company headquarters in Houston. When I relocated to Beaumont, Texas, I realized the need to establish a chapter in Beaumont as well. Understanding inclusion and diversity is one of the most important aspects in conducting business. ExxonMobil recognizes the importance of having an open dialogue about cultural differences and how that drives better business results."

Our approach

ExxonMobil’s internships and financial aid initiatives play a key role in our diversity recruiting, through practical work experience, scholarships and university grants. We also support professional organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, among others. ExxonMobil believes these strategic investments in education will help build a source of diverse, talented individuals. We remain committed to improving the gender balance within our company. ExxonMobil promotes leadership opportunities for women throughout all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotions, transfers, and wage and salary administration. 

Performance and initiatives 

Within ExxonMobil’s executive employee population, 18 percent are women. This represents an increase of 50 percent over the past decade. This increase, in part, is a result of continued focus on early identification and focused development of high-performing female employees. Additionally, approximately 15 percent of our U.S. executives are minorities, an increase of 79 percent over the past 10 years, facilitated by a consistent focus on minority management development. Learn more about our local hiring practices outside the United States.

To increase the representation of minorities and female employees in our U.S. operations, we implement a wide range of education programs and recruiting activities intended to reach a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates. In 2016, we provided 38 technical scholarships to minorities across the United States. Additionally, 43 percent of engineering hires in the United States were women, higher than the U.S. percentage of female engineering students.