Hispanic ERG committee members along with executive sponsors and Samsung Austin Semiconductor President Bonyoung Koo (center).
In the U.S., the Hispanic population accounts for about 19% of the population, according to U.S. Census data from 2022. In Texas,
Hispanics now officially make up the biggest share of the state’s population with 40.2%; at Samsung Austin Semiconductor, 20% of our employees identify as Hispanic.
On June 7, Samsung Austin Semiconductor proudly announced its new Hispanic employee resource group (ERG) at a tribute that welcomed its founding and new members, in addition to its executive sponsors.
Like other ERGs, the Hispanic ERG strives to foster a sense of community and provide a safe workspace where employees feel appreciated.
Damian Ramirez, one of the three executive sponsors of the Hispanic ERG, who has been with the company for 25 years, was excited to be a part of establishing the new ERG. The other executive sponsors, Rafael Lainez and Jason Maas, are equally excited for the creation of the ERG and look forward to supporting it.
“The mission of providing community within the Samsung organization for our employees and creating an impact in the Central Texas Hispanic community resonated with me,” Ramirez, director of photo ops, said. “As an executive sponsor, I hope I can support the ERG leadership team build out a great vision they have for the future of the ERG.”