May. 22, 2020 News Releases
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (May 22, 2020) – DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, announced today it has joined Women in Manufacturing (WiM), the only national trade association dedicated to providing year-round support to women who have chosen a career in manufacturing. With DENSO’s corporate membership, all DENSO employees can access free resources for continuous professional development.
Joining WiM supports DENSO’s larger commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace and the automotive industry at large. In 2016, DENSO established the North American D&I Council to create a culture of inclusion that promotes the diversity of all employees. In 2019, Denise Carlson was named DENSO’s first executive lead of North American D&I to ensure a more inclusive work environment across DENSO's locations.
“Because we know diverse talent is necessary for growth and to being a global mobility leader, we are constantly looking for ways to advance D&I within our organization,” said Denise Carlson, vice president of DENSO's North American Production Innovation Center and executive lead for D&I. “We are thrilled to offer this membership to all our employees. It will help us support women and men of any job function, from the production floor to the C-suite, in their personal and professional development.”
As a corporate member of WiM, DENSO employees have year-round access to virtual, local and national events, online resources, networking opportunities and educational programming. Other membership benefits include a subscription to WiM’s quarterly newsletter, free monthly webinars, and participation in local Chapter programming that connects successful women and men at major corporations throughout the United States.
DENSO is also active in a variety of other D&I-focused programming, organizations and sponsorships, including Automotive News' Leading Women Conference, the Society of Women Engineers, and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, to name a few.
DENSO is a $47.6 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in worldwide 200 facilities to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.9 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020. For more information about global DENSO, visit https://www.denso.com/global/en/.
In North America, DENSO is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers and skilled workers across 51 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,700+ employees across 14 states (and the District of Columbia) and 41 sites. In fiscal year ending March 31, 2020, DENSO in North America generated $10.9 billion in consolidated sales. DENSO is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion inside the company and beyond – a principle that brings unique perspectives together, bolsters innovation and pushes DENSO forward. Join us, and craft not only how the world moves, but also your career: www.densocareers.com. For more information, go to https://www.denso.com/us-ca/en/.