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Diversity & Inclusion

Shure is committed to creating a work environment that allows every Associate to be their authentic self.
We believe it’s the people, not just our products, that make us successful. Every story of every Associate has left a unique imprint on each product that bears the Shure name.
We honor the diversity of our teams through Associate Resource Groups, International Food Days, mentorship programs, and global awareness celebrations that are designed to promote pride and togetherness at every level.
We've developed our IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) initiative that includes Associates from all over the world. They are helping to continue to define and implement important Company actions in this space that reflect Shure's Core Values.

Shure began in 1925. The world was much different then, but one thing has remained constant through the vision of our founder, S.N. Shure – the appreciation for diversity and inclusion.

What was once a small, downtown Chicago company has expanded to a global presence with Associates of all different backgrounds and cultures. Our Customers also reflect this diversity as our presence touches every part of the world.

We embrace diversity and inclusion efforts. In fact, we started three employee “Associate Resource Groups” we call VIBEs – Values, Inclusion, Belonging, Equity. These VIBEs represent different Associate communities and their allies:

  • CARE – Cultural And Racial Equity
  • Pride – LGBTQIA+
  • WE – Women Everywhere

We have expanded these VIBEs regionally where Shure has office locations:

  • WE – China, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium,
  • UAE, Scotland, England, Spain, France, Austria
  • CARE – Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, UAE, Scotland, England, Spain, France, Austria

The VIBEs help all of our global Associates in a number of ways. These include holding panel discussions about relevant topics in our world today, informational campaigns about cultural holidays and observances, involvement in local community activities, and input on relevant marketing and communications.

But the most important thing that the VIBEs accomplish is providing a space for any Associate to feel heard and supported.

We thank all of our VIBE leaders, supporters, members and volunteers for making Shure a more inclusive place to work.

April is Celebrate Diversity Month. This is a great month to celebrate the various differences in cultures, backgrounds, and experiences of our global Associates.

The truth is, we do not just celebrate this in April, we do so throughout the year.

While Shure was established in Chicago nearly 100 years ago, the Company has grown to be a global leader in audio technology, with Associates in nearly 30 different countries worldwide.

We have been more aggressive with our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (IDEA) efforts recently, involving our Associates in helping shape our communications efforts as we recruit, retain and celebrate a diverse workforce.

Diversity in backgrounds, whether it is from the tech sector, musicians, audio engineers, finance, business, etc. is also important. We embrace this diversity because it helps us better understand our diverse set of customers, which range from major television networks and movies studios, to educational institutions, to musicians and concert venues, to houses of worship, to global businesses, to content creators, to individuals who use headphones and earphones to listen to music.

Through our internal intranet site, Frequency, we regularly share experiences and cultures from our Associates in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and more to the rest of our population so we can all learn from each other.

We hold Inclusion Panels, which are panels with our own Associates, discussing our backgrounds, our challenges, and how we can all create a better workplace. These are streamed live and via recording for our Associates to watch and ask questions.

Our Associate-led resource groups or “VIBES” are each focused on Women, LGBTQIA+ and Cultural/Racial Equity. These important resource groups have helped guide us in thinking about policies, activities, and other support functions they would like to see from Shure.

To expand diversity in the industry, we are holding Celebrating Women in Technology panels with leading female professionals from all over the world in the areas of theater, film, broadcast, and more. These panels a led by our President and CEO, Chris Schyvinck, who started as an engineer at Shure 35 years ago and serves as an inspiration to many young women interested in pursuing careers in science and/or business. These panels are publicly available online.

Shure is also supporting a number of organizations focusing on increased inclusion and support that reach younger students to help them encourage careers in the audio industry – specifically in areas of STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

As part of Black History Month, Shure recently participated in the Museum of Science and Industry’s Black Creativity Career Showcase, where students could learn more about wonderful careers in STEM.

We support initiatives in honor of Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, including supporting a songwriting camp geared specifically for aspiring songwriters of Asian/Pacific Islander descent.

Shure partners with several other organizations focused on empowering Latina women as they work to establish careers in the music industry.

Our Associates rally together to support Market Days, one of the largest summer music and street festivals celebrating all colors of the rainbow.

There are many other activities globally that we support focused on diversity.

At Shure, we’re committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access. We are a company that has been led by a woman since 1995. How many companies -- let alone tech companies -- can say that?

But we know there is more work to do. We hope you’ll be inspired to work with us to celebrate how diversity can make all of our lives better.