Diversity & Inclusion
We're stronger together
From how we recruit and who we hire to the culture we foster internally to the ways we support diversity measures outside of our company, we’re championing diversity at Andersen, within our industry, and across our communities.
We are intentional in our recruitment efforts, connecting with programs and schools all over the country to find new talent. From historic Black colleges and universities to veterans career fairs, LGBTQIA+ recruitment events and more, we're creating connections that enrich our company culture.
Learn more about our Employee Resource Networks (ERNs)
Andersen Abled and Disabled Associates Partnering Together (AADAPT)
AADAPT (Andersen Abled and Disabled Associates Partnering Together) is committed to empowering the unique experiences, perspectives and viewpoints of Andersen’s disabled community, fueling innovation and connection in the workplace and the communities we serve. We champion equity and inclusion for all living and working with any dimension of disability, Inspiring disabled people and employees with disabled family members to reach their full potential.
African Descent Network (ADN)
African Descent Network (ADN) is dedicated to making Andersen an employer of choice for Black professionals and allies. ADN members are focused on attracting, retaining and developing top talent, and are committed to representing the Andersen brand through community engagement, volunteerism, and philanthropy.
Asian Cultures Together (ACT)
ACT exists as a resource for Andersen to build a more inclusive environment where Asian employees feel supported, celebrated and elevated to reach their true potential. When we value Asian Cultures Together (ACT), we recognize the diverse perspectives and cultures that the Asian community contributes to the success of Andersen.
The LATINX Community at Andersen ERN exists to create an inclusive and welcoming network within Andersen Enterprise that celebrates Latin cultures, addressing challenges within the Latin community, and encouraging professional development. We have chosen the name LATINX as an act of solidarity. The 'x' signifies inclusivity and openness for all people of Latin origin or descent. We support and encourage everyone who identifies as Latino, Latina, Hispanic, Chicano, Mexican American etc.
Military Connections support and connect current and past members of the active Military, Guard and Reserve and their families, within the Andersen Enterprise and our surrounding communities.
PRIDE+ supports a fully equitable community at Andersen for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendder, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA+) people and allies.
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) employee resource network builds a community of support within STEM disciplines at Andersen Windows and in our Community. The STEM ERN supporters and members come from diverse backgrounds and a technical skill set is not necessary.
Women Leaders of Andersen (WLA)
The Women Leaders of Andersen purpose is to empower, support and inspire women in their careers and lives.
Andersen Young Professionals Network( (AYPN)
We support the education, engagement, and connection of emerging Andersen employees through career development, mentoring, cross-functional networking, and learning opportunities. AYPN offers support, guidance and advice to all employees. The group is especially oriented to people who are early in their careers and are interested in developing and improving upon their skills. AYPN helps to build skills through mentoring, events, networking and learning opportunities. It is open to anyone who designates themselves as a young professional or finds the objectives to fit their needs.
This journey is not ours alone, which is why we’re also committed to amplifying and supporting diversity in our communities around the country. This includes actively engaging in community events and also being part of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ initiative, Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index and Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity.
Awards & affiliations
Regional Sales Manager, Mid-Atlantic
"No matter if I am at work, with my family, or at a social gathering, I am always myself. People can always pick up if you are being something other than yourself. I can embrace my surroundings very quickly by listening, observing and being aware of the situations I encounter. Some may take my listening as quiet, but I whole-heartedly believe there is a time and a place for every conversation. I would rather be thought of as saying something with meaning, than to be known as saying anything at any time. Building relationships is a gift that I have, and it took me a long time to embrace that. I believe that when I finally embraced that gift, was when I began to see the fruits of my labor."
HR Business Partner, Renewal by Andersen
"I joined Renewal By Andersen as a Human Resource Business Partner and had a great first impression on the first day of the employees I met. Everyone seemed friendly and genuine. There has been positive momentum towards DE&I, which started before I joined the company. The Talent Acquisition team implemented recruiting strategies to attract and recruit talent that are diverse not just ethnically, but of varied backgrounds who can provide different perspective both professionally and from personal experiences.
Diversity simply makes us stronger, attractive and confident as a business. We can’t lead effectively with integrity, excellence, partnership, innovation and responsibility if we don’t invest in diversity...
HR Coordinator I
I first started working at Andersen Windows shortly after I graduated from basic training. Andersen has been there to support me every step of the way. I've needed a lot of time off to complete all of my training requirements each year. My leaders have never hesitated when I told them I needed some time off for drill, they have been very flexible especially with any last minute schedule changes I may have. I have never felt guilty for the time that I have missed just because of the reassurance I have received from my leaders and how proud they are of my service.
"Since I’ve started my involvement with PRIDE+, there has been so much more support than I would have imagined. It has been entirely heartwarming to hear testimonies from people who feel more welcomed at work and also to create a safe space for people to express how they maybe don’t feel as comfortable at work. It has also been really comforting to feel support coming from leadership, including my own supervisors as well as executive leadership at Andersen and in between and connect with many of these people by attending the Twin Cities Pride Festival, presenting at a staff meeting, or just having a casual conversation about a PRIDE+ article on our intranet...
I have also really enjoyed getting to know and work with other people at Andersen that I otherwise wouldn’t have met and they have been a great source of support as we have worked to create events and improvements through PRIDE+ that aren’t in my normal line of work. There are a lot of people at Andersen who benefit from feeling like they can be comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. PRIDE+ helps people to build better connections with their coworkers and feel more engaged in their work.”