DIVERSITY & BELONGING AT AUTODESK

We’re building a diverse workforce and a culture of belonging to give more people the chance to imagine, design, and create a better world.

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Expanding opportunities, leading change

Diversity fuels new ideas, creativity, and business growth. We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment at Autodesk, welcoming all kinds of different backgrounds, perspectives, and beliefs.

As a company leading change, it’s our responsibility to create opportunities for as many people as possible to participate in the future of work.

Creating a diverse workforce

A diverse workforce creates innovative products, solutions, and experiences for our customers. We proactively work to ensure that the Autodesk team reflects the world we live in. We're always looking for talented people from diverse backgrounds to join us in creating software for customers around the globe.

Learn about Autodesk career opportunities

Nurturing young talent

Through collaborations with many different organizations and universities inside and outside of the US, we are remaking our recruiting to draw from new sources of top talent. Our activities to reach out to young technology professionals include:

  • Professional organizations

    Sponsorship and program support for partners such as:

    • Society of Women Engineers
    • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
    • National Society of Black Engineers
    • Girls in Tech
    • Women in Science and Engineering
    • National Center for Women and Information Technology
  • University recruitment

    Outreach and program engagement with student organizations for women and ethnic minorities on many campuses

    Expanded recruiting efforts at universities with a majority of women or ethnic minorities

  • Student outreach and engagement

    Student scholarships and internship programs for partners such as:

    • Code 2040
    • Students Rising Above
    • Girls Who Code
    • Inneract Project

    Participation on the Board of Directors of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

Fostering Belonging

At Autodesk, we strive to create an environment where everyone, everywhere, is excited to come to work. Management policies and diversity training help ensure that employees can fully contribute their talents in the workplace. We build and foster a sense of belonging through a shared commitment to our mission and customers, while colleagues with shared experiences connect in employee resource groups. 

Learn more about Autodesk’s ERGs here

  • The mission of the Autodesk Asian Network is to empower Asians at Autodesk through leadership and professional development, raise awareness of Asian culture and build partnerships with local Asian communities.

  • Autodesk Black Network (ABN) is dedicated to connecting and building a community for and with all Black employees and their allies. We seek to celebrate, encourage and support each other through: recruitment, retention, professional development, and community outreach.

  • The mission of the Autodesk Latinos Network is to positively influence Autodesk culture, ensuring professional development of all Latinos at Autodesk.

  • Autodesk Pride Network supports a positive working environment in which LGBTQ+ employees feel comfortable and valued, and can contribute to their full potential.

  • The Autodesk Veterans Network is designed to connect military veterans of any nation within Autodesk and focuses on veteran advocacy internal and external to Autodesk.

  • The mission of the Autodesk Women’s Network is to promote a culture of diversity and belonging, and empower women at all levels of Autodesk to develop and realize their full potential.

  • The Autodesk Young Professionals Network brings together young colleagues at Autodesk for social and networking opportunities, professional development, mentoring, and coaching.

Building diverse leaders

We need leaders at Autodesk who reflect the diversity of our customers and employees, who come from all over the world and hold a wide range of perspectives and interests. We’re cultivating diverse leadership by targeting future leaders early in their Autodesk careers through our Emerging Leaders Program. We provide ongoing opportunities for career development with leadership programs in business groups throughout the company.

Our workforce

Here’s what our workforce looks like today.

"*Data as of 3/31/21. Data reflects a shift to market pricing, reclassified leadership levels, and internal definition of tech and sales roles.

Global Workforce

  • Female - 34.7%
  • Male - 65.2%
  • Not Specified - 0.1%

US Workforce

  • Asian - 24.4%
  • Black or African American - 2.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino - 6.6%
  • Native American or Alaskan Native - 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander - 0.2%
  • Not Specified - 0.4%
  • Two or More Races - 2.3%
  • White - 63.3%

Global Leadership

  • Female - 30.5%
  • Male - 69.5%

US Leadership

  • Asian - 17.4%
  • Black or African American - 1.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino - 3.2%
  • Native American or Alaskan Native - 0.3%
  • Not Specified - 0.8%
  • Two or More Races - 1.9%
  • White - 75.5%

Global Tech Workforce

  • Female - 22.5%
  • Male - 77.4%
  • Not Specified - 0.2%

US Tech Workforce

  • Asian - 40.9%
  • Black or African American - 1.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino - 4.1%
  • Native American or Alaskan Native - 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander - 0.1%
  • Not Specified - 0.4%
  • Two or More Races - 1.5%
  • White - 51.3%

Global Non-Tech Workforce

  • Female - 28.6%
  • Male - 71.2%
  • Not Specified - 0.2%

US Non-Tech Workforce

  • Asian - 4.8%
  • Black or African American - 4.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino - 7.1%
  • Native American or Alaskan Native - 0.6%
  • Not Specified - 0.4%
  • Two or More Races - 1.9%
  • White - 81.1%

Global workforce

  • Female - 52.3%
  • Male - 47.7%
  • Not Specified - 0.1%

US workforce

  • Asian - 17.5%
  • Black or African American - 2.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino - 8.8%
  • Native American or Alaskan Native - 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander - 0.3%
  • Not Specified - 0.2%
  • Two or More Races - 3.2%
  • White - 66.8%

Global new hires

  • Female - 39.6%
  • Male - 59.4%
  • Not Specified - 1%

US new hires

  • Asian - 29.8%
  • Black or African American - 6.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino - 5.9%
  • Native American or Alaskan Native - 0.5%
  • Not Specified - 0.9%
  • Two or More Races - 3.3%
  • White - 53.1%

Community

As part of a larger global community, Autodesk makes tools that are used to solve social and environmental challenges. We want to encourage today’s youth to be tomorrow’s changemakers. We offer resources and opportunities to keep all our communities connected to the changing world of work.

Diversity & Belonging news

  • Media Coverage & Awards

    Autodesk is recognized as a Best Place to Work for the LGBTQ community.

  • Announcements

    Autodesk releases Federal Employer Information Report EEO-1.

  • Articles

    Why diversity in architecture matters for communities and the bottom line.

“Autodesk’s standard employment agreements do not involve the use of mandatory arbitration provisions.”

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