Tech company SHI describes its team as “ridiculously helpful people,” but that’s only one of the reasons the largest minority owned company in the United States is such a valued P&G partner.
During Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re shining a spotlight on SHI and majority owner Thai Lee as one example of many suppliers we are proud to partner with because of their shared commitment to equality and inclusion.
Thai was born in Bangkok, Thailand, and is the female CEO of this $11 billion company of 5,000 employees with an impressive footprint – offices in eight countries and 17,000 customers.
In the past five years, P&G has spent more than $100 million with SHI, who manages an important portion of our software portfolio and provides a central system of record. These services are important because they make it possible for us to secure critical software that our team members need to run the business, provide visibility to software purchase trends across the Company and enable P&G to focus on other critical aspects of our IT buying portfolio.
SHI shares P&G's commitment to equality & inclusion:
- 36% of SHI's employees are female.
- 30% of their team members are multicultural.
- They are committed to supplier diversity and economic empowerment. In 2020, they spent more than $530 million with 2,700 diverse-owned companies, which is $30 million more than 2019.ndM more than 2018.
- This year they are focused on finding additional diverse solutions for all of their facility maintenance, HR Resources and enhancements to their client’s IT services, to help them increase their program by another $50 million.
And their focus goes beyond the United States. They are WeConnect certified and are actively working to increase spending with women-owned companies around the world.
Thai's AAPI heritage and gender has significantly influenced SHI's E&I strategy. “SHI builds our strong, unified community together by sharing and celebrating the unique experiences of us all,” shared Ellen Mass, SHI’s Senior Director of Employee Engagement and Culture. “Any hate has no place in our ecosystem, our world nor our communities. When we listen, share, educate and empower, we ensure all voices have a seat at our table recognizing first and foremost what we have in common to successfully achieve.”
SHI has a number of employee programs dedicated to the development of women, especially in the field of technology. The Women in SHI initiative (WiSH) connects and celebrates the diversity of women in technology. Their goal is to provide events and different forums throughout the year that inspire, empower and encourage collaboration among all SHI employees. While SHI celebrates the uniqueness of each employee and the power of diversity, Thai is focused on unifying the employees.
We’re proud to have a large community of partners who share our commitment to Equality and Inclusion. During AAPI Heritage Month, we’re shining a spotlight on SHI, a provider of technology products and services. Learn more about our commitment to:
- Supplier Diversity: https://us.pg.com/blogs/procter-and-gamble-supplier-diversity/
- Stop Asian Hate: https://us.pg.com/blogs/stop-aapi-hate/