Diversity & Inclusion

At Oshkosh, we believe in the power of a People First culture—a culture where every team member feels valued, respected and engaged. That starts with fostering diversity and inclusion across the company, embracing the power of individuality and unique perspectives to build a more connected culture and improve business performance. Rooted deeply in the Oshkosh Way, our focus on building a diverse and inclusive company is more than just a corporate goal—it’s a business imperative.

“We strive to achieve a culture that cares for and is inclusive of every team member.”

Bob Sims, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

“McNeilus appreciates the diversity of its workforce. I would tell any of my friends or family to work here.”

Joseph Wright, McNeilus Welder

“I have learned so much from interacting with the diverse talent that exists within Oshkosh.”

Juli Manteuful, IT Principal Systems Analyst

Attracting and empowering diverse talent

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion runs deep throughout our organization. Initiatives are guided by the Enterprise D&I Council and include an educational curriculum, with a special focus on minimizing unconscious bias, to broaden organizational awareness and inclusion of diversity. In addition to fostering partnerships with external organizations like Hiring Heroes and Society of Women Engineers, Oshkosh supports employee business resource groups and leadership development programs committed to building a stronger and more inclusive Oshkosh. 

By team members, for team members

Oshkosh is home to a number of Employee Business Resource Groups founded and lead by team members. Oshkosh EBRGs are a critical part of our commitment to a more diverse and inclusive culture.

Oshkosh Women’s Network (OWN)

Professional development, mentoring and networking activities are available for women at Oshkosh and across the community.
OWN’s Leadership Insight Series presents Oshkosh team members with opportunities to learn from the Oshkosh Leadership Team and renowned community, state and national leaders. Comprised of a presentation, Q&A session and networking opportunity, each event offers the chance to engage with leaders willing to share their experience, insight and guidance with the team. With topics ranging from panelist discussions around People First competencies or sustainability to how to navigate your career, the Leadership Insights Series offers team members of all levels exposure to experienced leaders—benefits that extend far beyond OWN and Oshkosh Corporation headquarters.

Oshkosh Corporation Military Network

OCMN provides professional development, transition assistance, recruitment and networking for veterans and reservists at the Oshkosh Corporation. 

Our mission

Oshkosh Corporation is committed to serving those who serve our country. Like the brave men and women of the U.S. military, we adhere to a strong set of core values: We put people first. We do the right thing. We persevere. We are better together. We are grateful for the service of our military heroes. We value their dedication and recognize their diverse talents. Oshkosh Corporation is honored to welcome veterans and active reservists to our Oshkosh team. We strive to be among the elite military friendly employers in the United States.

Military network activities in the last year include

  • Partnered with segments to serve over 500 team member veterans at Veterans Day Breakfasts
  • Developed "Proudly Served" badge stickers to recognize our 800+ OCMN members
  • Held quarterly "Rally Point" networking sessions to bring veterans together
  • Held recruitment events held at military bases across the United States
  • Supported OCMN members in need of compassionate assistance
  • Hosted speakers for the Oshkosh Leadership Insight Series

Amanda Haberlein and Katrina Schiedemeyer

Young Professionals Network

Local networking, community service, mentoring and professional development opportunities, geared towards young professionals and open to all.


“Working in a large organization, it is hard to form bonds outside of your group. YPN allows diverse groups throughout the organization to meet within a fun atmosphere.”

Amanda Haberlein, Senior Engineer


“The Young Professional Network has allowed me to enhance my project leadership skills in a fun, collaborative environment.”

Katrina Schiedemeyer, Customer Quality Analyst