With over 156 different Nationalities from 52 countries the Infosys workforce is a tapestry of rich cultures and racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Cultural Diversity

What is Culture ?

Culture is a broad term that encompasses beliefs, values, norms, behaviors, and overall can be understood as our “way of being.” Cultural diversity is synonymous with multiculturalism. Multiculturalism is defined by the Encyclopedia Britannica as, “the view that cultures, races, and ethnicities, particularly those of under-represented groups, deserve special acknowledgment of their differences within a dominant political culture.”

Workplaces with strong cultural diversity

  • respect and celebrate differences
  • empower diverse groups and people to contribute to their full potential

Black History Month

Black History Month originates from the early 20th-century historian Carter G. Woodson's desire to spotlight the accomplishments of Black Americans. Up until the 1960s, Black Americans had been excluded from American History by mainstream historians. Woodson created Negro History week in 1926, which lead to the establishment of Black History Month in 1976.

Since then, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.

The national theme for 2022 is: Black Health and Wellness which acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways in which Black communities have contributed to healthcare (e.g., birth workers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora.

Hear from Infoscions about what Black History Month means to them.

Building Communities at Workplace

Closing the Gap

Celebrating Innovators in MedTech

E-Race Series

E-RACE is a 4-Part conversation series initiating meaningful dialogue about racism, bias and inclusion hosted by the iBELIEVE (Infosys Black Employees, Leading in Excellence, Vision and Equity) ERG Council and Americas Diversity & Inclusion.

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OUR INITIATIVES

Cross-cultural skills training

Cross-cultural skills training

The program leverages the Cultural Orientations Indicator® (COI) to enable participants identify their cultural preferences across their Interaction Styles, Thinking Styles, and Sense of Self. It also focuses on key cultural “gaps” that highlight potential communication and collaboration risks and enables participants to explore solutions for mitigating these risks while continuing to strengthen their cultural competence.

Culture Café

Culture Café initiative is an effort to help Infoscions experience other cultures through a narration of personal stories

Culture Café
Culture Chat

Culture Chat

Culture chat initiative is an effort to bridge the culture gaps between two cultures. The objective is to enhance understanding of business culture as well as provide employees an opportunity to interact with their colleagues in other locations and understand the nuances of different cultures. It is also an excellent opportunity to build relationships with employees from different locations.

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations

During the Hispanic Heritage Month we celebrate the importance and contributions of Hispanics and Latinos to the United States and those American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.