In addition, for both internal and external events, we tie back to the Workday Foundation’s mission of creating career pathways that maximize human potential, with a specific focus on preparing people of all ages for careers in tech. At Workday Rising in September 2016, we asked our more than 7,000 attendees in Chicago to provide written advice for those seeking careers in the technology industry. We then shared this advice with our nonprofit partners that support jobseekers currently in training. Separately, and as part of Workforce Week—which we launched in fiscal year 2016 and expanded significantly the following year—we logged more than 950 volunteer hours on Workforce Week-related projects, hosted 35 events in more than 10 cities, and served 540 job seekers.
We also strengthened our relationships with partners in support of the Workday Foundation’s mission. For example, we’ve expanded our support of Year Up, a nonprofit that provides technical and soft skills training through internships to young adults without college degrees. To date, we’ve invested more than $1 million in Year Up and placed 25 participants in internships at Workday, with 17 of them now in full-time jobs at the company.
Looking ahead, we aim to make notable strides towards our sustainability goals in advance of our 2021 commitments. Additionally, we will continue to make belonging and diversity a priority, ensuring it remains a core part of our culture, and we will continue to expand our contributions to local communities as our business continues to grow. We’re proud of the positive impact we’ve made, and we are excited for the opportunities the future holds.
To learn more, check out the 2017 Global Impact Report or the infographic below.