A Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our aim is to maintain an environment where every Teammate can thrive. We value the contributions of all of our Teammates as we work together to serve our healthcare customers.

Owens & Minor Believes in the Power of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Teammates are the heart of our organization. Just as our Teammates are committed to our Mission of Empowering Our Customers To Advance Healthcare®, Owens & Minor is committed to fostering an empowering work environment where every Teammate can thrive.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical parts of fulfilling our IDEAL Values—Integrity, Development, Excellence, Accountability, and Listening—and delivering on our Mission to our healthcare customers. 

How Owens & Minor Defines Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As a Teammate at Owens & Minor, you are part of a culture that embraces and celebrates the varied backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints our Teammates bring to work. Our Teammates are empowered to help lead us on this journey that will continue to shape the future of Owens & Minor.

Diversity means that we...
retain, develop, attract, and advocate for all Teammates, each and every day. That we welcome all forms of diversity – including race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation as well as diversity of thought, experiences, and skills.
Equity helps to ensure...
all Teammates are provided with an equal opportunity to do their best work. Equitable workplaces cater to a diverse population with different ways of working and personal needs.
Inclusion helps to ensure...
all Teammates are fully immersed in our Owens & Minor culture and that we value and acknowledge the contributions of all. It is why we are all called Teammates – as we work together, treat each other with respect, and act with integrity.

Teammate Resource Groups

All Teammates have the opportunity to join our Teammate Resource Groups (TRGs). Each TRG provides space, resources, and support for underrepresented identity groups to develop goals that will help propel the Teammate and the organization forward. Through ongoing events and outreach, each TRG provides unique opportunities to connect and foster community across the company. Any Teammate is welcome to join any TRG as a member or an ally.

O&M Asian Pacific Islanders Rising to Excellence (O&M ASPIRE)
O&M Black Heritage, Outreach, Mentorship, and Enrichment (O&M BhOMe)
O&M Diverse Abilities Inclusion & Support (O&M DAIS)
O&M Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Achievement (O&M HOLA)
O&M Veterans
O&M Philanthropy Respect Intersectionality Diversity Education (O&M PRIDE)
O&M Women Empowerment Network (O&M WEN)
O&M Women in Technology (O&M WIT)
O&M Young Emerging Professionals (YEP)
“We know that when Teammates work in an environment that is both welcoming and accommodating exactly to who they are and what they need, our company will be successful. Individual differences foster collaboration, understanding, and creativity as we work to serve our humble Mission of Empowering Our Customers to Advance Healthcare.”
Tammy Gomez, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

External Views Help Broaden Our Perspectives

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion extend beyond our office, manufacturing, and distribution center walls. While we view developing, attracting, and retaining diverse talents as a key to our overall success, we also know that those talents need to view Owens & Minor as a place they can develop and grow their careers. That is why we seek additional viewpoints, thought leadership, and experiences through partnerships in our communities.

Military and Veteran Support

Owens & Minor is proud of our active-duty military and veteran Teammates. We partner with multiple military and veteran organizations to further support the service-members in our company and our communities.

“Attending an HBCU provided me with the power of community, resilience, and determination. These values provided me with the foundation and structure that prepared me to successfully collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and navigate through various experiences in my professional career. I pay homage to these experiences as they have set the path for an exciting career in the field of Information Technology.”
Jason Benn, O&M Supply Chain Integration Manager, Virginia State University Alumni

HBCU Partnerships

We actively partner with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Our connection with the HBCU career centers and student bodies through networking events, career development workshops, alumni networking, and internship and career fairs helps ensure opportunities with Owens & Minor are visible to students and alumni.

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