Culture of Inclusion

When you join Applied Materials, you join a workplace community where we leverage and embrace our differences.

Applied welcomes new employees of all backgrounds and experiences. Our Culture of Inclusion sets our company up for greater success and models the equity and inclusion that are the hallmarks of a just society.

Applied Inclusion

At Applied, we all play a role in creating a Culture of Inclusion. Watch this video to learn what a few of our employees and leaders say about inclusion at Applied.


Diversity Metrics

Our goal is to be transparent with our data, allowing us to celebrate our progress and identify key areas for improvement. 

Inclusion Infographic

For more information and data on DEI at Applied, see the 2022 Sustainability Report

Employee Resource Groups


Applied employees are invited to join one or more of our eight Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Members and allies of each ERG create their own unique sense of belonging, help members grow professionally, educate employees and engage with the community. Our ERG network includes 28 chapters around the world.

Applied PRIDE

Pride Photo

Members of Applied PRIDE are passionate about expanding inclusion, representation and influence for the LGBTQ+ community, and promoting Applied as a best place to work for LGBTQ+ employees.

Asians in Motion (AIM)

AIM provides opportunities for mentorship, professional development, volunteering in the community, and participating in events that help employees understand the richness of Asian cultures.


Hispanics in Partnership (HiP)

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HiP offers career growth for members and allies through education, mentoring for Hispanic youth in the community, and opportunities to share their cultures with other Applied employees. 




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Members and allies of LEAD/BEN (Leadership Encouraging Achievement through Diversity/Black Employee Network) work together to drive improved business results through positive cultural change, employee development and corporate citizenship.

Male Employee Resource Group
for Equity (MERGE)


MERGE helps members and allies build leadership skills, demonstrate positive behaviors that enable equity and growth through ERG partnerships, and actively support company D&I programs​.




Employee Team (VET)

VET is for employees, families, and allies of veterans. The ERG provides support, creates networking opportunities, cultivates leadership, promotes career growth and helps military professionals transition into a civilian career at Applied.

Women’s Professional
Development Network (WPDN)

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WPDN is a community of women that offers members and allies personal and professional development, as well as volunteer opportunities to help inspire girls in their communities to pursue STEM careers.



Young Professionals
Network (YPN)

This ERG supports the next generation of leaders at Applied by offering networking, mentoring and professional development opportunities for early career talent.




Awards and Recognition

Fortune's The World's Most Admired Companies 2023
2023 Reader's Choice Women Engineers Magazine
Forbes World's Best Employers 2022
2022 Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality
Hire Vets 2023