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Nurturing a culture of belonging

Cognizant Affinity Groups bring together associates who share common interests, backgrounds and experiences. They are community spaces for members and allies to celebrate diversity and support one another on their professional journeys. More than 30% of our workforce around the world participate in our vibrant Affinity Groups!

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The Black, Latin and Indigenous Affinity Group (BLING) nurtures the interests, aspirations and career progression of Cognizant’s ethnically and culturally diverse talent, thereby cultivating a supportive and inclusive community with equal opportunities for all.

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Embrace promotes workplace practices in which all associates can be their authentic selves at work and grow to their full potential. Embrace supports a strong community of LGBTQ+ associates and allies. 

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Pan-Asian Group

The Pan-Asian Group fosters a safe environment for open dialog, provides resources to the community for career growth and leadership development, celebrates Pan-Asian heritage, and much more.

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Race Equality Network

The Race Equality Network (REN) empowers, represents and improves the experience of ethnic minority associates. REN is active in countries across EMEA, APJ and LATAM to support their ethnic minority groups where their needs may differ from BLING and Pan-Asian Group.

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Unite provides a community and resources for associates with disabilities, caregivers and allies. Cognizant’s partnership with the Business Disability Forum enables us to work in partnership with 550+ business, Government, and disabled people to remove barriers to inclusion.

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Veterans Network

The Veterans Network is led by veterans who have transitioned from the military to the corporate setting. Through our Veterans Network, we hire and help transition service members, veterans and military families. 

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Women Empowered

Women Empowered (WE) is committed to recruiting and expanding career opportunities for all women across our organization. WE provides career growth and leadership development opportunity while building a community of women focused on the technology industry.

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Working Families

The Working Families group provides families a place to provide resources, share experiences and voice support for all types of families at Cognizant. The groups helps associates find ways to effective manage challenges faced and feel more empowered and positive.

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Our leadership commitment to D&I

Our Executive Committee is committed to leading a community where all feel welcomed and heard. They model inclusive behaviors in everyday work, creating a powerful ripple effect on our teams, clients and communities.

Read our full commitment statement

Our workplace has been recognized by those that know D&I

  • India Workplace Equality Index: Gold employer for LGBT+ inclusion
  • Newsweek: America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion
India Workplace Equality Index 2023
America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity
Human Rights Campaign, Corporate Equality Index 2023-2024

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