Maintaining Excellence as an LGBTQ+ Equal Rights Employer

By : Debra Bronder

January 27, 2020 08:00 AM


A diverse, talented, thriving workforce is one of the top priorities of NCR. Inclusion and equal treatment in the workplace are important to our culture, ethical standards and our business strategy. That is why I am excited to share the news that NCR has been named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality, yet again.


In addition to maintaining our culture as an inclusive workplace for 19 years, this is the sixth year we have received a perfect score on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index. This is in no small part due to our Human Resources organization, our executive champions and our exceptional employees who support each other personally and professionally, proving that we are indeed, ONE NCR.


The Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is a report published by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, providing an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies, practices and treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees. The CEI rates companies and top law firms on detailed criteria falling under five broad categories:


  • Non-discrimination policies
  • Employment benefits
  • Demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion
  • Public commitment to LGBTQ equality
  • Responsible citizenship


“NCR believes a diverse, inclusive culture benefits every one of our 34,000 employees,” said NCR Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Software, Tim Vanderham. ”We embrace respect for others, valuing each individual and celebrating our differences. This designation – and our perfect score – show that we do what we say and work hard to make sure every NCR employee feels comfort and freedom to be themselves.” Mr. Vanderham is also Executive Sponsor for United, NCR’s LGBTQ+ Business Resource Group. 


In addition to designing corporate policies that protect equality for employees, NCR takes its responsibility to shape an inclusive workplace culture very seriously. In the past year, we continued our multiyear grant to fund Grady Hospital’s Ponce De Leon Center, which provides healthcare, education, research and prevention resources to those affected by HIV/AIDS.

We are a proud member of the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and act as a frequent participant and host for local community events supporting our LGBTQ+ population, including the Atlanta Pride Parade, the Out & Equal Southern States Forum and Pride in Tech with the Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals (MAAP).


NCR has created its own programming for internal use, as well, such as the Hack HR event led by one of our HR business partners to explore the implications of gender diversity in the workplace.


“NCR has shown its commitment to equality by, again, being named a Best Place to Work by the Human Rights Campaign,” said K.C. Martin, Leadership Development Consultant and President of United. “While this distinction represents where we stand today, I'm eager and excited to continue our work through United, and together with our leadership team, promote the values that celebrate our uniqueness while striving towards a better future for all.”


Thank you to our employee-led LGBTQ+ Business Resource Group, United, for championing our community, spreading awareness and enhancing equal opportunity for all our people. I am very proud of our organization and the culture we have built together.

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Debra Bronder

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

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Debra leads NCR’s people, culture and change initiatives to support NCR’s transformation to a software and services-led business. Debra has significant experience leading Human Resources for high growth, global companies and implementing innovative business and people strategies.