Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) starts with our people and culture.

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We foster an environment that exemplifies collaboration, ignites innovation, and values inclusion, diversity and equity to achieve excellence. SAE employees are invited and encouraged to bring their full selves to their roles, allowing a vibrant array of perspectives to drive organizational progress.

DEI Connection


We create an environment where employees and volunteers can come together to do their best work. DEI is a shared responsibility across the business, and members of our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and DEI Council work with constituents throughout the organization to emphasize the importance of diverse voices to accomplish SAE’s mission.


SAE exists as a microcosm of the world around us, made up of a group of mobility professionals as brilliant and diverse as the solutions they create. At our core, SAE is an organization built on inclusive collaboration across companies and borders to create the most informed and beneficial societal impact.


"Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are fundamental to our mission, core to how we do business, and essential to our societal impact. Together, with DEI ethos, we create a better future for our workforce, our stakeholders, and the world.”

- David Schutt, CEO


Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Our ERGs provide a source of connection for SAE employees to network and recharge with others who share their identity and interests. Each group has an executive sponsor who supports group initiatives that provide a safe space to explore identity in the workplace and push for organizational change.

Women’s Leadership Network

The Women’s Leadership Network ERG exists to empower women and participating allies to achieve their full potential and drive enhanced business value. This group fosters an inclusive work environment, focusing on opportunity for all to participate, connect, and grow together.


Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)

The BIPOC ERG aims to foster and advance a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse work environment, allowing members and participating allies to network and grow to realize their full potential. The group will support and empower its members and allies, using their diverse experiences and skills to drive enhanced business value for employees and the customers they serve.


The LGBTQA+ ERG connects LGBTQA+ employees and allies to empower and advocate for the population’s diverse perspectives to promote an inclusive, vibrant community. This group supports and promotes an environment where every employee, without regard to orientation, may flourish and reach their greatest potential both personally and professionally.


"We are deeply committed to shaping a workplace where all employees feel safe to be their authentic self and where our differences help us achieve our mission.  We strive to maintain policies and practices that attract diverse talent, ensure equitable access to opportunities and advancement, prevent unconscious institutional discrimination, ensure a sense of belonging for all, and constantly evolve as we learn. Through this pledge, we will Progress, Together.”

- Elizabeth Jones, Chief Human Resources Officer



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Joint US Department of Veterans Affairs, University of Pittsburgh Research Facility HERL Puts Accessible Mobility at the Forefront of Progress

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SAE’s A World In Motion® Panel Talks Diversity in STEM  

Close your eyes and picture an engineer. What do you see? Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement (CADIA) Founder Cheryl Thompson [...]

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Representation Matters: N.C. A&T and SAE talk Collegiate Design Series, HBCUs and Pathways to Success 

Hands-on opportunities are a huge advantage for college students looking to get a leg up in the job market. Students involved in SAE’s Collegiate Design Series get competition-based [...]

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Sevilla Elementary West - Providing Immersive STEM Experiences for Every Student

During their spring semester, students from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Formula Electric team volunteered in five Paradise Elementary School classrooms through SAE International’s [...]

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Diversity Leading Innovation in Mobility Panel Starts Inspired Conversation at WCX

In such a fast-paced and constantly evolving marketplace, it’s key to have the right people involved, and to innovate, those people have to bring a breadth of perspectives that complement [...]

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DEI Chat: Zahra's Hussain Talks Formula SAE Diversity for Arab American Heritage Month

This National Arab American Heritage Month, SAE International sat down with Zahra’a Hussain, advanced systems engineer at Aptiv, to learn about her experiences in the mobility industry [...]

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