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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.

May is Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. 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.  Nearly 30 percent of our Associates either work in Asian/Pacific Islander regions or have AAPI heritage.

We support the AAPI community in multiple ways, including co-sponsoring a songwriting camp specifically designed for writers of AAPI descent and contribute to AAPI Stop Hate.

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.

We embrace diversity in backgrounds, whether it is from the tech sector, musicians, audio engineers, finance, business, etc. because it helps us better understand our customers, which range from major television networks and movie 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.

At Shure, we’re committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access. Internally, 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 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.