This last year has shined an even brighter spotlight on the challenges we face, such as global health, social justice, immigration, an increasingly divided political climate, and acts of violence and racism, pushing us to address these hard issues with grace and mutual support, all while balancing our own personal struggles and searching for understanding.
The end of May marks one year since the killing of George Floyd, and also a time for deep reflection. The fight for social justice didn’t start or end with the events of that day, but it marked a turning point, as pain and anger turned into activism in cities globally, and more intentional efforts for equity from companies worldwide.
At Workday, while we had made some progress, we dug deeper to rethink, reevaluate, and in some instances rebuild our efforts for positive, substantive change. We came together to tackle this important work, assembling a dedicated team to address four key areas—hiring and developing diverse talent, cultivating a culture of belonging, building inclusive products and technologies, and strengthening our communities—with specific goals for each. As we drive together toward these commitments, and infuse VIBE™ (Value Inclusion, Belonging, and Equity) in how we think and act, we’ve all learned that the road to change isn’t always a quick or linear journey, but I’m hopeful about the progress we’re making. And while there are some areas that may take longer to see results, we’ll continue to lay the groundwork, revise our processes, develop new programs, and learn as we go.
Here is a scorecard with the latest highlights on some of our progress, with more insights and details below: