Acquia Culture in Action, June 2021
June 24th marked Acquia’s 14th anniversary. Back in 2007, Acquia was born with a mission to empower people to do great things, and we’ve continued to spread our values of creativity, teamwork, diversity and innovation each day. We want to celebrate our incredible customers, partners and employees and continue to foster a work culture that accomplishes more together. Each month we invite Acquians to take part in conversations, get to know each other through interactive activities and share resources to help us learn more about the world. Check out some of the events and activities Acquians participated in this month.
#Leadership Acquia India Wins Great Place to Work Award
This month, we’re excited to announce that Acquia has been recognized in India’s Top 50 Great Mid-Size Workplaces for 2021. This is our 4th award by India Great Places to Work over the past year, and we’re so pleased to see our teams continue to thrive.
#CommittedToAwesome: Pride Month and DEI and Sustainability Webinar
June is Pride Month, when the world's LGBTQIA+ communities come together and celebrate the freedom to be ourselves. On June 24, fellow Acquians took part in a virtual trivia game in honor of Pride Month. The event gave employees the opportunity to learn about the history of Pride, have some fun and win prizes!
In collaboration with Vista’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team, Vista's Sustainability Leadership Council, and the Vista PRIDE Employee Resource Group (ERG), Acquia hosted a webinar that consisted of a hybrid panel workshop to support LGBTQ+ employees. The event included leaders who shared how their companies advocate for LGBTQ+ employees and the best practices to promote equality in the workplace.
The Acquia Alliance of Black Leaders for Excellence, or AABLE, hosted a variety of virtual events to honor Juneteenth, the oldest national recognition of the ending of slavery in the United States. One of these events was “Voices and Stories,” a new online series facilitated by Jacquelyn Dove, founder and president of the nonprofit Paraclete Place, The video series provided insight into the history of Juneteenth, which marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people were freed. While the first event of the series focused on a historical overview of Juneteenth, future conversations will engage with its implications on Black Lives Matter and what we can all do to build bridges of understanding to take a stand for justice.
On June 15, Acquians had an exclusive opportunity to commemorate Juneteenth with the California African American Museum and 9 other Black museums and historical institutions with blkfreedom.org during a viewing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a film that explores the deep-rooted anthem from the perspectives of these institutions, over 200 years of Gullah culture, Little Africa and much more.
Partnering with North Carolina Central University (NCCU), AABLE hosted a live panel discussion “Juneteenth: Looking Back While Moving Forward,” where experts spoke on the emancipation from slavery and discussed a variety of different issues including, criminal justice reform, economic wealth distribution, African American women in leadership and the role of the Black church in the African American community.
At Acquia we value the differences in our life experiences and viewpoints. We invest in the success of our global team and believe in our power to do more together.
#Life-At-Acquia Acquians “Mixed It Up” for Our Quarterly Social
We appreciate that it’s important to have fun with our colleagues and incorporate some online socials, while we’re all still working in a hybrid environment. This month, we hosted a mixology class for the U.S. team. Acquians joined an hour-long session with instructions on how to make two cocktails (or mocktails). Our fabulous instructor from FancySips entertained us with trivia and music!