Inspiring Inclusion is Foundational to Powering Progress

John Engel, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Wesco International

 IWD 2024

As a world leader in electrical, communications, and utility distribution and supply chain services, Wesco helps our customers navigate business complexities.

Our inclusive culture is what sets us apart and the success of our company is driven by the strength of our team.

Across our company, from our distribution center floors to the board room, women are powering progress for our customers, suppliers and fellow colleagues.

A critical component of our inclusion and diversity strategy is creating an environment where all our employees thrive.

We invest in and shape strong female leaders by providing training programs that help women develop skills, network and gain experiences that advance their careers.

Through our business resource group mentor circles and our Diverse Leadership Program, we’re accelerating diverse talent development and creating opportunities to propel women into critical roles within our organization.

With these initiatives we’re making progress and are committed to our continuous improvement journey.

We’re also ensuring we have a positive impact on the supply chain.

Our supplier diversity program aims to increase representation of businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community. We recognize the benefits a network of diverse businesses brings to our customers that we serve and to the communities in which we operate around the world.

In 2023, we were again named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies. And Bloomberg acknowledged our culture building initiatives, as we retained our position in their distinguished Gender Equality Index for the fifth consecutive year.

Wesco was also named by Latino Leaders as one of 30 best companies to work for in 2023.



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