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Our diverse workforce strengthens our competitive advantages and reflects the customers and communities we serve. A comparison against U.S. Department of Labor data shows that our U.S. workforce is more ethnically diverse than the nation’s working population. In 2022, we also expanded the number and percentage of women and minorities at the manager level and above.


Infographic of associate engagement focus areas: Increasing diverse representation, creating an inclusive environment and promoting equal opportunities


Our associate resource groups (ARGs) promote our culture of inclusion and support diversity and help drive associate engagement. Our associate resource groups are led by associates and sponsored by executive leaders. They drive associate engagement and promote inclusion across our company through fostering professional development, raising cultural awareness, celebrating diversity, and offering community outreach opportunities. They are a powerful resource for our associates to connect on important issues and serve as a valuable link to support our DEI initiatives.

In 2022, our ARGs continued to further support the career development of associates who voluntarily lead these groups. We also remained focused on growing membership across our ARGs since expanding company-wide access to all associates, including in stores and distribution centers.

Associate Resource Group logos


We launched Caring Conversations in 2020 in response to the unrest in our communities. The virtual events for all associates included panel discussions where senior company leaders shared candid stories about race and ethnicity, and experts from outside our company educated associates about civil rights, laws, voting and more. Caring Conversations have evolved into C.A.R.E. Talks, a series of diversity discussions that Champion Awareness, Respect and Equity for all associates. These discussions include external speaker series, panel discussions and small group listening sessions, and we occasionally partnered with our ARGs on elevating keynote speakers in this format.

Associate testimonials about Home Depot culture and values