As you’d expect from Audi
Audi is known for its exacting standards, relentless performance and uncompromising quality. Although you may associate those qualities with our brand, these characteristics also describe our employees. Everything we've accomplished and everything we've come to stand for has been a direct result of people who work here. If you can imagine yourself a part of our team, we invite you to learn more.
Employee profiles on Audi Soul
Audi Soul compiles interesting stories about our company, products and people – the stories that happen "behind the news." There's so much more to Audi than the news you read in a press release. With this online publication, you’ll get a better understanding of our mission and our people.
When it comes to our people, life at Audi is just as much about cars as it is about those who see the job through. From the C-suite to product managers to the customer experience team and more, in Audi Soul’s re-occurring employee profile series, "Inside Audi of America," get to know the people behind the metal.
Inspiring Innovation in Others
Our desire to Drive Progress is not solely focused on efforts to promote opportunities for women across our company. We are also committed to inspiring the next generation of female leaders to be bold and fearless in achieving their vision for the future. We are proud of our involvement with other organizations to help deliver meaningful opportunities in art and film, improve access to STEM education and recognize women philanthropists who are tackling difficult social issues.
For more than 14 years, Audi has collaborated with the American Film Institute (AFI) as the official automotive sponsor of AFI FEST. In 2016, we took our support to a new level by announcing the creation of an Audi Fellowship for women working to become master filmmakers.
This program provides one promising female director with a $115,000 grant to cover the costs of attending the AFI Conservatory—one of the most respected filmmaker training programs in the world. We look forward to nurturing the next generation of female storytellers through this support for a student with exceptional talent, passion, and drive.
Through our sponsorship of the Forbes Women’s Summit, we connect the Audi brand with some of the world’s most inspiring and influential women. More than 300 of the world’s top female innovators, business and thought leaders come together to transform ideas into actions to create sustainable change.
During the Summit, Audi of America will provide attendees with the chance to identify a real world problem to be solved by a team of STEM students at an incubator event held later in the year. Teams will be eligible to receive an Audi Drive Progress Grant to pursue STEM education.
As Premiere Sponsors of the Variety Power of Women event, we’re helping to share the stories of Hollywood leading ladies who lend their talent and their voice to help deliver social change. These honorees are among the most recognized faces in the entertainment industry who have also achieved a level of distinction for their humanitarian efforts.
When it comes to progress, it’s not enough to be along for the ride. Through our collaboration with these, and other, organizations, we’re putting women in the driver’s seat and empowering them to build a better future.
Equal Pay Pledge
Audi of America is proud to sign the Equal Pay Pledge. Not only does it reflect the core values we hold of progress and equality for all, but it also requires that we challenge ourselves, and others, to push the status quo and be better for this generation and those to come. Together, we will drive progress.
Audi has always championed the pursuit of technological progress. You see it in the development of every vehicle we produce. This unrelenting commitment to innovate also motivates us to stand for those things that truly matter. Progressiveness, and advocating for change, underpins our culture and makes up our brand DNA. We are proud of the work environment we’ve created to drive equality for all of our employees. This year, we extended our maternity leave program and included back-to-work flexibility for working mothers, in addition to our existing dedicated lactation rooms. Two years ago, we established a professional woman’s Employee Resource Group, and their input continues to help us improve.
We fundamentally believe that people doing the same job should be treated equitably. We pledge to expand our review process around pay equity to ensure that no unfair pay gaps exist within our organization and that all employees, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, etc., are paid equitably for the work they do. We will close any gaps identified and we pledge to keep them closed by conducting annual equity reviews, and sharing the results at the senior most level in our organization. In addition, we pledge to put aggressive hiring and development strategies in place to increase the number of women in our workforce, at all levels. Today, women comprise 22 percent of our workforce, and while that’s slightly below the U.S. Automotive Industry average of 27 percent, we aim to exceed the industry average.
This pledge underscores our ongoing commitment to women’s equality in the workplace. Respecting and rewarding all of our colleagues fairly and equally will allow us to travel fearlessly forward down this road faster than any of our vehicles ever could.
Inclusion and Diversity
Every day, we strive to be better than we are today. We recognize that people of diverse backgrounds — including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals and beyond — are under-represented and under-valued within the automotive industry. At Audi of America, we are challenging the norms and challenging ourselves. There’s never been a more exciting or transformative time in automotive. We believe the best ideas—the ideas that will define our future—will come from new ways of thinking. We believe everyone should have a voice. We believe in equality. We believe that “we” includes all of us. For these reasons, we strive to create a workplace where diverse ideas are embraced, where people can be themselves and where everyone comes together to create amazing customer experiences, drive sustainability and reinvent mobility.
We are committed to this change. And we’re just getting started.