2023 Annual Report Inclusivity

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We’re coming together to unleash our potential.

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Embracing an Inclusion Mindset

We’re creating a future driven by diversity, inspired by change, and fueled by seeing the power of possibility in every person. When we embrace our differences, we change the way we work—unlocking innovation by aligning people with passion.

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Inclusivity in Action

We come together to use our voice to bring attention to issues impacting our users, employees, communities and business.

Celebrating Juneteenth with Black Excellence

GE Appliances’ Black Excellence Employee Resource Group led our company in honoring this important holiday and raising awareness on the continued fight for racial equity through our Juneteenth Speaker Series.

Leading with Inclusion, Marching with PRIDE

Watch how more than 1,100 employees came together to march as members and allies of the LGBTQ community at the Kentuckiana Pride Parade, setting a new record for participation.  

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Igniting Business Success Through Inclusive Leadership

GE Appliances team members learned to embrace new ideas, respect individual differences and work collaboratively during an AAPI Heritage Month speaker series on inclusive leadership, made possible by our Asia Impact Group.

From the employees we hire to our supplier partners, we’re taking active steps to build a more inclusive company that is reflective of our users and the communities where we live and work.

Creating Inclusive Culinary Classrooms

See how we’re helping to improve disability inclusion through our partnership with Bullitt County Public Schools, where engineering students are evolving culinary classrooms to be truly inclusive of students with cognitive and physical disabilities.

Empowering ESL Team Members to Grow

With employees from Afghanistan, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador and more, our first English Second Language (ESL) class graduates are gaining confidence and creating opportunities for advancement in their careers through the GE Appliances Every Voice program.  

Ensuring Access to Clean Clothes at Every JCPS School  

Students deserve access to clean clothes, which have a significant impact on their attendance and success. Through our commitment to support laundry centers at every Jefferson County Public School, we’re helping to create a brighter future for students across the communities we call home.

Pride in Supplier Diversity

Meet Mark Simpson: His certified LGBT-owned company, GSA International, has been providing both inbound and outbound services to GE Appliances for almost 20 years. Watch to learn more about GSA International and our commitment to supplier diversity.

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Designing for Disability with BCPS Students

From a vertical carousel to enable gardening from a wheelchair to a modular living roof, these Bullitt County Public Schools (BCPS) are designing and building features to create a tiny house that’s inclusive of those with disabilities–with a little help from our development program members.

We’re not an average company making products for average people because we see what makes you unique and we’re here to design products with you, not for you. Through inclusion and diversity, we’re driving creativity and innovation throughout our award-winning portfolio of brands and products.

Monogram™ Continues Commitment to Rising Female Chefs for Third Year

Watch as the latest class of LEE Initiative mentees spends the day preparing brunch with Monogram appliances, participating in hands-on media training, learning how to build their personal brands and more.

Making Appliances More Accessible with the First-Ever Tactile Sticker Kit

Designed to represent the 80 most common settings across thousands of appliances, the kit features over 400 stickers created to help those who are blind or low vision more easily navigate the settings on their appliances.

Helping Blind and Low Vision Students Gain Independent Living Skills

By equipping Central High School’s vision resource center with a full kitchen, we’re creating possibilities for students who have difficulty seeing to practice using household items in a safe, controlled environment.

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Breaking New Ground with the First-Ever Spanish-Language Washer in the U.S.

With a Spanish-language control panel and customized features, the GE® 4.5 cu. ft. Capacity Washer with Spanish-Language Panel with Soaking and Agitation Wash Modes is the first of its kind in the U.S., helping to make laundry day more intuitive and efficient than ever for millions of Spanish-speaking families.

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Strengthening Our Supply Chain with Supplier Diversity Launchpad Program

Learn how we’re adding value to our supply chain through the GE Appliances Launchpad, a program created to grow and develop the capacity of certified, diverse-owned suppliers.

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Bringing Cooking Inspiration to People’s Fingertips with Kroger

See how we’ve teamed up with Kroger to help consumers expand their cooking confidence, reduce food waste and create a seamless cooking journey with our latest over-the-air update for GE Profile™, CAFÉ™, and Monogram™ WiFi connected wall ovens and slide-in ranges.

Our commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace allows innovation to come to life because our employees can come to work, every day, and be who they really are. We strive to build a culture of integrity that reflects who we are as a business by continuing to do the right thing, every day.

Transforming Communities, One Wave at a Time

The 2023 Blue Wave reminds us that when we work together, we can achieve extraordinary things. Take a look at how our employees left a lasting impression, demonstrating our commitment to making a difference in the communities where we live and work.  

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Upholding Our Commitment to LGBTQ+ Workplace Equality

See how we’re working to further LGBTQ+ equality by upholding our score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for six consecutive years.

Supporting Leadership DELTA in Empowering Members, Uplifting Communities

Uniting the 2023-2024 cohort, their mentors, and strategic partners, the conference shed light on critical topics ranging from diversity, equity and inclusion to wellness, work/life balance and more.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in STEM

Students from Grace James Academy visited FirstBuild to get a firsthand look at the exciting career possibilities available in STEM thanks to leaders from our Empower Women and Black Excellence Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).


GE Appliances Team Members Shine at YMCA Black Achievers Celebration

Courtney, Demetrius, Felisha and Kita’s passion for encouraging, mentoring and inspiring local youth did not go unnoticed at the 44th Annual YMCA of Greater Louisville Black Achievers Celebration.  

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Empowering Women of Color with SOAR

Dedicated to addressing the unique barriers and challenges that women of color encounter in the workplace, the SOAR program empowers its participants–like our own Jaekeia Fuqua Flakes, MEng, to accelerate and diversify their leadership pipelines.

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