At KARL STORZ, we believe that a diverse workforce brings in valuable perspectives, is an important success factor and will help us bring the most innovative, customer-centric products to the market. In recent years, we have achieved more diversity, such as more women and people of color joining our company and rising in the ranks of leadership. We also recognize that there is still an imbalance, especially in some higher leadership positions, which is why we are strongly committed to supporting these programs.
We support organizations like UCSB’s WiSE, MESA, SWE, and SHPE because we want to ensure students from underrepresented backgrounds feel supported in their areas of study, and feel empowered, welcome, and included as they transition into industry. We invest in these programs as one of our many long-term efforts to help diversify our company and industry. KARL STORZ’s longstanding collaboration with UCSB is one of the ways we are actively partnering to affect our community and our future.