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Diversity & inclusion

Many backgrounds, one purpose

ASML’s success is driven by our unique and diverse teams. United by our passion for technology, we draw on our core values of challenge, collaborate and care to foster a safe, inclusive environment where everyone is empowered to contribute.

Dutch roots, global reach

Once a small but intrepid young tech startup, ASML now employs thousands around the globe who represent many different nationalities and bring a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.


Our diversity is what gives us the ability to challenge the status quo, develop breakthroughs and solve problems more effectively. It helps stimulate creativity, bringing greater depth to discussions, and allows us to consider more alternatives and better anticipate roadblocks.


We welcome unique voices, identities and experiences in our organization, treating each person with the care and respect they deserve.

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2023 annual figures



2023 annual figures


Women in senior management

Goal is 14% by end of 2024


Inclusion index score

2023 employee engagement survey

Unlocking our potential through inclusion

We can only reach our full potential if we intentionally include one another, so we focus on respect, empowering each person to speak up and contribute.

We want all employees to come to work as they truly are, and to feel respected and valued for their unique perspectives and skills.

To promote an inclusive culture, we address any unintentional barriers and encourage employees to challenge the status quo and increase collaboration.

Reaching our goals

ASML has seen improvements in a number of target areas. We increased the inflow of women from 21% in 2021 to 27% in 2023, and our percentage of women in senior management (job grade 13+) up from 8% in 2021 to 11% in 2023. 

We believe that the key to hiring more women and people from other underrepresented groups is to promote STEM education within the future talent pool. We support projects through our community engagement education efforts, in which we share our enthusiasm for science and technology with the younger generation, especially young girls.

Employee networks

Creating a supportive environment and enhancing a sense of belonging.


Our Proud network supports LGBTQIA+ rights and inclusion around the world, welcoming a wide gender spectrum and expression. You aren’t just included at ASML – you belong here.

Culture & nationalityCulture & nationality

SHADES is cultivating a network and resources to drive the advancement of BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color), international, and multicultural employees, and relies on allyship to help promote diversity and inclusion at ASML.


Women and WAVES are networks creating a strong, connected group of women and supportive colleagues, with the goal to see an increasing balance in leadership roles.


Atypical, ASML’s neurodiversity employee network, is helping to raise awareness about brain differences and how normal they really are.


The Green network at ASML focuses on reducing and reversing the environmental impact of both our company and individual employees.

Military veteransMilitary veterans

Military veterans possess valuable experience and skills that are in high demand at ASML. Our Veterans employee network provides outreach to veterans and their families.

Early careerEarly career

Next’s goal is to engage, connect and grow the 'next generation' at ASML. Next is a thriving community of professionals who share ideas and network with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

Experienced professionalsExperienced professionals

Seniors is a group that supports colleagues throughout their career, and shares knowledge through mentorship, informal gatherings and events.


The Parents network is a great place to connect with fellow ASML parents, support one another
and share practical information, and promote family-friendly policies.

Global Diversity & Inclusion Council

ASML’s employee-led initiatives are met with strategic involvement from our company’s leaders.


Chaired by President & Chief Executive Officer Christophe Fouquet, our Global Diversity & Inclusion Council is developing new ways to address opportunities and expanding programs to support access, belonging and growth at every stage of an employee’s journey at ASML.

Community commitment

Diversity and inclusion at ASML extends beyond our team to the communities we operate in around the globe. We engage in education, arts and culture, and local outreach activities that provide both short- and long-term benefits for the community, and we encourage others to do the same.

Meet Lee Wills, ASML’s Chief Diversity Officer

Lee Wills helps drive ASML’s Global Diversity & Inclusion program at ASML, with the goal of ensuring everyone has equal access to opportunities.

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