At Acquia, “open” means more to us than “open source.” We set out to create a welcoming and inspiring culture for our team members that makes them feel like they’re part of a greater, growing community. Our Culture in Action series highlights how Acquians are empowering each other to do more every day. Here are some of the recent ways Acquia is supporting, challenging and celebrating our people!
Doing all we can to give back to our communities is one of Acquia’s most important principles. Starting in July, our Boston office ran a school supply drive to collect much-needed materials for the Maurice J. Tobin K-8 School in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Acquians contributed art materials, pens and pencils, backpacks and gift cards to make sure students and their families had everything they needed to start the new school year!
Additionally, our Acquia UK office was honored with a Payroll Giving Gold Award last month from the UK government for the Give As You Earn program we launched in February 2019. Give As You Earn is an easy way to support a good cause close to your heart where team members make regular charitable contributions directly from their paycheck, in much the same way that they would contribute to a retirement fund. With over 3,000 charities to choose from, Acquians are proud to help improve the world and support the causes that matter most to them.
Growing #StrongerTogether With Diversity and Inclusion
A key tenet of Acquia’s mission is encouraging a sense of diversity throughout our company and including a wide range of unique points of view and backgrounds in our workforce. We launched an organizational and community initiative in an effort to build a diverse, inclusive and collaborative working environment for all people. Our #DiversityandInclusion video project looks at what diversity and inclusion mean to Acquians around the globe. The series not only exemplifies the differing perspectives of our employees but demonstrates our commitment to inspiring other companies and industries to support diverse workplaces that make all employees feel important.
In her video contribution to the project, Rajeshwari Variar from our Pune office says diversity is something that cannot be measured. Diversity, she says, “has many faces, including race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.” True diversity brings together people from different educational backgrounds and cultures. Rajeshwari says inclusion is made possible when every single person is “valued, heard, respected, empowered and feels a true sense of belonging.”