None of us could have predicted how this year would evolve.
First, the global pandemic has taken hundreds of thousands of lives, infected millions, and required us to socially distance from our loved ones, friends, and colleagues. Historic levels of global unemployment is causing pain and suffering as people struggle to make ends meet and to feed their families.
And now, on top of it all, we see an excruciating reminder of institutional inequality and injustice with the killing of yet another unarmed African American. It was devastating to watch. It’s been a lot to take in for anyone. While we don’t have all the answers, one thing is clear.
We will not tolerate racism and inequality. We must drive change.
We pledge to start within our own organization to take steps towards greater inclusion of people of color. And, we plan to reach out and join with our greater community of customers and partners.
Today, we donated to support the good work of these two organizations on the front lines of tackling racial injustice.
We are committing to ongoing dialogue and action. This includes listening, and learning and taking steps to bring about meaningful change.
I welcome your feedback and look forward to engaging with all of you on this commitment to progress. This is truly our time to rise, and I ask you to join us to be better together.
Please stay healthy, safe and hopeful!
Founder & CEO