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Diversity & Inclusion

Essential to Reach Our Full Potential

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At ITW, we strive for everyone to reach their full potential and we value the unique and diverse perspectives that make all of us better together.

To reach our full potential it takes all of us – and that’s why we value the unique perspectives, experiences and ideas that our colleagues contribute across our entire enterprise. Grounded in our core values of Respect and Integrity, we believe we are at our best when we create an environment where people are heard, valued and engaged. We create diverse and inclusive (D&I) workplaces where everyone can perform to their full potential, grow their careers, and enhance ITW’s workplace culture.


Our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

D&I is a critical enabler of the ITW Business Model, our core competitive advantage. Our ability to leverage its full potential is dependent on how we attract, develop and retain Great ITW Leaders. Diversity of background, experience, thought and perspective is critical to the continued evolution and advancement of our powerful and proprietary 80/20 Front-to-Back Process and is a key driver of our Customer-Back Innovation.   

Our intentional approach to D&I is fully integrated into our Enterprise Talent Strategy and touches every part of our business. The ITW Diversity & Inclusion Council, comprised of executive leaders, is responsible for managing our D&I framework and ensuring our divisions have the tools and resources necessary to build a global, diverse workforce and inclusive workplaces.


Ensuring Inclusion Through Leadership Training

ITW global leaders play an essential role in creating welcoming workplaces by demonstrating and promoting inclusive behaviors. Our Inclusive Leader initiative focuses on understanding unconscious bias, actions to minimize its effects in our workplaces and resources to lead in a way that reflects ITW’s Culture and Values. Interactive and research-based e-learning courses for managers are accessible in the ITW Learning Center.

Additional initiatives and learning agendas are regularly introduced to reinforce inclusive behavior and to support specific roles. For example, hiring teams and interviewers participate in inclusive recruiting training aimed at enhancing talent attraction and selection skills.

Enterprise Diversity

Global Women Leaders

(top 1000 leadership roles)

Enterprise Diversity

Racially/Ethnically Diverse Leaders

(top 1000 leadership roles)

Senior Management

4 of ITW's 7 segments are led by women or racially/ethnically diverse executives

Board of Directors

of ITW's independent directors are women or racially/ethnically diverse

Employee Resource Groups

global chapters

Employee Experience

of employees recommend ITW as a great place to work

(2023 McKinsey & Company’s Women in the Workplace Study)

Our Progress on Leadership Diversity

We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our global leadership teams, and we have made steady and consistent progress over the past 10 years. As we enter the Next Phase of our D&I Strategy, ITW is focused on further increasing our leadership diversity, building a deep and diverse talent pipeline reflective of our local markets, and continuing to develop manager capabilities to ensure an inclusive workplace across our global businesses.

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Fostering Engagement Through Employee Resource Groups

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are employee-led organizations that bring together diverse groups of people and their allies to share experiences, grow professionally and network. Our ERGs directly support the enterprise talent strategy with specific focus on attracting, retaining, and developing future leaders and promoting cultural diversity and community.

Our seventh and newest ERG, ITW Veterans & Allies Alliance (IVAA), launched in November 2023. IVAA seeks to forge purposeful, sustainable connections between veterans and allies, demonstrate our great appreciation for veteran service, and drive meaningful actions that attract, develop, and retain diverse, world-class veteran talent across ITW. Video coming soon.

African American Network

The ITW African-American Network (AAN) is committed to the interests of employees who identify as Black, African, African American, West Indian, or of African descent, and building a community of leaders through development and leadership opportunities, informative workshops, and networking activities. AAN chapters continue to grow across ITW’s U.S. businesses.

Asian Professionals Engagement Network

The Asian Professionals Engagement Network (APEN) aspires to advance ITW’s commitment to diversity and inclusion by developing a platform to foster a sense of belonging and pride at ITW for those who identify as Asian, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander. APEN represents a network of Asian professionals and allies creating an inclusive and engaged community within ITW, works to promote cultural competence by acknowledging and highlighting unique contributions of our colleagues, and celebrates Asian culture and heritage in the workplace.

ITW Women's Network

The ITW Women’s Network (IWN) supports the attraction, development and retention of female talent and leaders and reinforces ITW’s inclusive workplace environment across our global divisions. Through its global chapters, IWN actively engages our female colleagues in networking and leadership development.

Latino Hispanic Network

The Latino Hispanic Network (LHN) represents a community of Latino and Hispanic colleagues and allies. LHN aims to reinforce ITW’s commitment to diversity and inclusion while also attracting and retaining top talent by supporting recruitment efforts, offering career development experiences, networking, and fellowship among ITW colleagues.

Pride at ITW

Pride at ITW is focused on empowering LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies through building a sense of belonging and engagement while promoting shared respect and understanding of LGBTQ+ issues. Pride at ITW was formed to expand ITW’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and attract and retain the very best talent through career development and advancement, community advocacy, networking and fellowship.

Young Professionals Network

ITW’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) focuses on empowering early-in-career professionals across ITW by building a community for our next generation of leadership through social platforms, networking activities and development opportunities. YPN continues to grow with chapters all around the world.

ITW participates in United Kingdom Pay Gap Reporting in compliance with The Equality Act 2010.

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