Over the last few months, the DEI team and the employee networks have been working behind the scenes to regroup into a new structure, the ERGs (Employee resource groups), including the former women’s networks. The previously separate women's networks are now combined into one Women@Arm network.
We are now excited to launch the new Women@Arm global network and its regional committees, with a month of activities during March to celebrate Women’s History Month.
So, what is it all about and why in the 21st century do we still need a special group for women? As some of the recent discussion, blogs and talks have shown (see Inclusion and The Red Pepper Problem), wherever there is a minority there can be a lack of inclusion – democracy even encourages this as the majority vote gets to set the agenda, leaving minorities feeling left out and not listened to. Here at Arm, women are still in a minority in general, and even more so within certain teams and offices.
Our vision is to engage, inspire, and empower women at Arm to advance their skills and realize their leadership potential through connection, collaboration, and action.
We aim to help create a culture of inclusivity that will enable women to thrive, as well as offering support across our three pillars of career, community, and culture. We want to engage with our colleagues and community members, not exclude them.
See Niki Dow's blog post on Women's History month.