Becoming a Leader in Diversity and Inclusion

At Volkswagen Group of America, our goal is to be recognized as a top company for diversity and inclusion practices. Part of our diversity effort involves partnering with organizations such as the National Urban League and the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion supports our overall goal to become one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work for in America, as well as a Top 50 Company for Diversity. 


Volkswagen Group of America has already received multiple awards and recognition for our efforts, including:

  • 2017: 100% Score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (Have received this designation 11 out of last 12 years)
  • 2017: Tennessee Minority Supplier Development Council Corporation of the Year and Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year.
  • 2015: DiversityINC Top 25 Noteworthy Companies for Diversity
  • 2014: DIVERSITYPLUS Top 30 Supplier Diversity Programs
  • 2014: Emerging Leader Award: Rainbow Push Global Automotive Summit
  • 2014: National Black MBA Association, Inc. Washington, DC Chapter Corporation of the Year Award
  • 2014: Corporate Plus Award: INROADS Mid-Atlantic Region
  • First automotive company to sign the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealer’s “15% Formula for Success,” committing to improve the percentage of majority ownership that ethnic minorities have in new car dealerships.
  • Impact Award from Tennessee Minority Supplier Development Council for 2012 Corporation of the Year.
  • 2012 National Association of Minority Automobile Dealer’s Woman of the Year:  Machelle Williams, general manager of Diversity and CSR, Volkswagen Group of America.
  • Established a robust Supplier Diversity program and exceeded VWGoA’s target with 12 percent for inclusion of women, ethnic minorities and LGBTQ owned businesses in our supplier network.