Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion at GE Transportation
As a global digital industrial leader, GE Transportation employees reflect both the local communities we serve and the people with whom we do business. We see diversity and inclusiveness as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, innovation and competitive advantage.
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Diversity at GE
GE’s Affinity Networks are making remarkable contributions to our company, our customers and our communities. These successful efforts are being felt at the local, national and international levels.
“I take special pride in our affinity networks and employee groups because the collective talents, differences and experiences of GE employees are the essential ingredients in our ability to grow and succeed. Our ongoing commitment to hiring the best and retaining a diverse workforce provides a competitive advantage in the markets we serve. Simply put, diversity makes us a better company.”
-Jeff Immelt, Chariman and CEO, General Electric
The success of diversity at GE is a reflection of the integrity of our leadership and builds a strong foundation for future leaders to continue our tradition of inclusiveness. By bringing individuals, cultures and ideas together we create a stronger company and a better world.
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GE Transportation Affinity Networks
GE is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise around big issues like clean energy and affordable healthcare, we rely on a culture of leadership and diversity to drive innovation and productivity. That’s why GE’s employee Affinity Networks are so critical. GE’s Affinity Networks are making remarkable contributions to our company, our customers and our communities. These successful efforts are being felt at the local, national and international levels.
African American Forum
The African American Forum (AAF) mission is to strengthen African American employees at GE through professional development, career management, and mentoring that will enable retention and growth. The forum also works to strengthen the bonds between GE and its local African American communities.
Learn more about GE’s African American Forum.
Asian Pacific American Forum
GE's Asian Pacific American Forum (APAF) is dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining Asian Pacific American talent and helping to create a resource pool to lead GE's global growth. APAF provides its members with the tools they need to cultivate their leadership capabilities and realize their career aspirations.
Learn more about GE’s APAF Forum.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Allies Alliance
The GLBTA Alliance was developed to attract, develop, and retain gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender employees including LGBT allies. Our vision is to create an inclusive workplace where everyone is empowered to fully participate and grow their careers while helping GE businesses succeed.
Learn more about GE’s GLBTA Alliance.
The Hispanic Forum provides Hispanic employees at GE with learning, coaching, mentoring and networking opportunities as well as a chance to make a difference in the Hispanic community through volunteerism.
Learn more about GE’s Hispanic Forum.
The vision of the GE Veterans Network (VN) is to make GE the employer of choice for veterans, reservists, and guardsmen while creating a GE community of veterans and veteran leaders to support and encourage the career development and growth of all its members while also serving the veteran community nationwide through national and local community service events.
Learn more about GE’s Veterans Network.
The Women's Network (WN) was created to accelerate the advancement of women working at GE. By sharing information, best practices, education, and experience, we help one another develop the leadership skills and career advancing opportunities needed to drive GE's success.
Learn more about the GE Women’s Network.
Recruiting for GE Transportation
GE Transportation recruiters and business leaders recruit at many conferences and events throughout the year looking for the best talent. These events include the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers, Veterans Career Expos and others.
Please visit the GE booth at one of these upcoming events.
November 2-6, 2016: Seattle, WA - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPRA)
Additional career fair information is available at GE.com.
Legal Diversity & Inclusion
GE Transportation’s legal employees volunteer with the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago to support programming that teaches students about the Constitution and prepares them for civic engagement and empowerment.
Legal Prep Charter Academy is a college prep, legal-themed charter Chicago high school that opened in 2012. GE Transportation began its partnership in 2014.
Since 2012, GE Transportation’s legal employees have partnered with Street Law, which teaches high school students in Erie about the law, democracy and human rights.
GE Transportation’s Legal Department also serves as a corporate host for ACC Chicago’s Diversity Internship Program.
GE Transportation has partnered with six Chicago law schools and four GE preferred provider law firms to create a unique one year in-house fellowship experience at GE.
GE Transportation will hire a third year law student after graduation for a one year position. Over the course of the 12 months, the fellow will have the opportunity to observe the dynamics of the GE Transportation legal team, engage with corporate executives from various functional departments, and interact with lawyers from other GE businesses and outside counsel. It is likely that the fellow will have the opportunity to work on various international legal matters in addition to matters involving U.S. law. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, the fellow is guaranteed the opportunity to interview for an associate position with our four partner law firms.
The program is open to current third year law students at the following six participating Chicago law schools:
- Chicago-Kent College of Law
- DePaul University College of Law
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law
- Northwestern University School of Law
- The John Marshall Law School
- The University of Chicago – The Law School
Applicants must be in good academic standing, be on track to graduate in the spring, and are expected to take the July Illinois Bar Exam. GE Transportation will give strong consideration to applicants who can add to the diversity of thought within its Legal Department.
Contact the career services/placement office at your law school for application details.
Women in Technology
GE Transportation’s Women in Technology empowers and inspires women engineers. Through internal organizations and community partnerships, we are committed to attracting, retaining and developing our current and future leaders.
Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is working to close the gender gap in the technology sector. Its programs work to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields. Through its Summer Immersion Program and Girls Who Code Clubs, the organization is leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. GE is a 2016 Summer Immersion Program Partner.
GE Transportation CEO Jamie Miller is on the Board of Directors for the organization.
Learn more about Girls Who Code.
GE Girls is an educational outreach initiative in partnership with universities designed to influence girls and interest them in math/science and science-based careers. GE Girls began in 2011 with one program and has grown over time to offer multiple GE Girls programs in cities across the United States. Since its inception, GE Girls has reached 450 girls who will continue to engage with the program throughout their high school years.
At GE Transportation, GE Girls is a week-long summer program for middle school girls focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The exclusive curriculum designed in partnership between GE Transportation and Penn State Behrend includes activities focusing on design, electronics, chemistry, structures, and energy. The program offers girls the opportunity to simulate the experience of driving a GE locomotive, create their own wind turbine, and learn about injection mold design in the largest plastics training lab in the country.
Learn more about GE Girls.
Society of Women Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a nonprofit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering. SWE establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through a variety of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, and outreach and advocacy activities.
GE is a member of the SWE's Corporate Partnership Council (CPC), which focuses on sharing best practices, addressing retention and advancement issues and partnering on diversity initiatives.
Learn more about Society of Women Engineers.
The purpose of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) is for our women engineers to grow, network and gain skills, which enable them to be stronger leaders in technology positions across GE.