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Bill, a Founder of Santa Clara’s United Fund
Bill Hewlett was one of the founders of Santa Clara County’s United Fund (predecessor to the modern United Way) in 1959, and Hewlett-Packard embraced the new organization from the start. Employee part ...
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Education Efforts: Diversity Training
Many of HP’s diversity efforts were well ahead of their time. In 1975, the company produced a new video to help employees understand not just the obvious injustices of conscious discrimination, but th ...
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Hewlett-Packard’s Open Door Policy
This letter from Bill Hewlett discussed Hewlett-Packard’s “open door policy” and its importance to the company culture.
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HP’s Faculty Loan Program at HBCUs
In 1975, Hewlett-Packard launched a faculty loan program in which HP engineers taught at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with the company’s assistance. Harry Portwood spent at lea ...
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Jane Evans: Women Engineer at HP
Jane Evans began her 25-year-career at HP as an applications engineer in 1965. She was the first female engineer HP hired with her degree-in-hand, but that wasn’t Evans’ first milestone. When she earn ...
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The HP 21: Uncompromising Innovation
Building on the success of the HP 35 product line, the company introduced a new, more advanced generation of pocket calculators in 1975. One Hewlett-Packard publication noted that the HP 21 would be a ...