Sony is committed to promoting activities to encourage Diversity in accordance with the attributes of various countries and regions, based on its free-spirited corporate climate.
The Global Diversity Forum
This Forum was created to promote Diversity-related activities globally. It is attended by upper management from various countries, regions and business units, and provides a medium in which we can check our progress and exchange information and ideas.
Diversity Week is an initiative to continue driving forward Sony's management strategy of promoting diversity as a means of value creation, as well as a celebration of the range of diversity visible in the organization worldwide. Through holding a wide range of engaging seminars, workshops and experiences, we aim to raise employees' awareness and inspire a positive outlook regarding diversity in business, and showcase the benefits of adopting innovative work styles whilst embracing the full range of identities held by Sony's employees. We want to draw attention to issues such as gender, race, sexuality and disability through holding events that make people challenge their own viewpoints and facilitate open discussion.
In 2016, events such as the ‘Women Leaders Meeting’ taking place at Sony Japan and ‘Girl Scouts who Code’ at SIE in California will help create paths towards gender equality in business and technology, while ‘Unconscious Bias’, ‘LGBT workshop’ and ‘Supportive Supervisors and Working Mothers' Meeting’ will empower employees to reach their full potential in the barrier-free workplace. There will also be cross cultural fairs and a range of online initiatives with prizes available in order to get employees thinking about what diversity means today and how it contributes to the success of Sony.
Diversity Week promises to be a thought-provoking and engaging exploration into the diversity that helps continue to make Sony such a unique company in which to work.
For the NEXT GENERATION
"CurioStep with Sony" provides learning opportunities that make use of our various technologies and creativity to support the future development of children who will lead the next generation.
Focusing on diversity, we also carry out "Inclusion workshops" and "Workshops for girls" in this program.