We’ve been focused on diversity since our inception at Workday, but as social issues continue to take center stage in the world, we’ve been reexamining and broadening what the term means to us. Diversity, in our view, really means difference.
Our chief diversity officer, Carin Taylor, explains that diversity is a blend of unique attributes in each of us, including our differences in background, perspective, race, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, nationality, location, function, and more. We strive to look at diversity with a wider lens, and to understand that the diversity issues that we grapple with in the San Francisco Bay Area might not be the same as the issues in other parts of the globe.
To support our goals with action, we took our Belonging and Diversity program to the next level with VIBE, an acronym for valuing inclusion, belonging, and equity for all. This year, we’re dedicating a week in June to VIBE—five days of global awareness across the company to continue our journey of creating a culture of belonging and inclusion.
We’re continuing to leverage data from our weekly global employee surveys to understand employee sentiment, and this year we’re placing an increased focus on examining diversity trends. We are analyzing the data to find out if our employees are having a similar experience at our company across gender, race, age, geography, years at Workday, and so on. This enables us to think about diversity in new ways, and we’ll discover where we’re living up to our expectations and where we can improve.