Racial Equity

Listening, Learning & Taking Action
  • The following was sent to all Adobe employees by President & Chief Executive Officer Shantanu Narayen + Chief Human Resources Officer Gloria Chen.


  • Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, cancels meeting on Juneteeth.
UNCF Received $1 Million Donation from Amazon
  • The donation will support UNCF’s 37 member HBCUs and students affected by the pandemic
Applied Materials Welcome Diversity
  • Community is stronger when we stand together against racism and discrimination.
Best Buy Announces Plans For Juneteenth, Election Day
  • As we shared a couple of weeks ago in a letter from our CEO Corie Barry, Best Buy is committed to doing better.
Best Buy Provides Business Update Related To COVID-19
  • Best Buy CEO Corie Barry said, “The situation we are all facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is truly unprecedented.
On Blackout Day, Best Buy Commits To Greater Support
  • The purchasing power and business ownership of Black Americans has increased while, at the same time, there has also been a movement to support Black businesses across the country.
Through Diversity and Inclusion Comes Understanding and Strength
  • As a global company, we take great pride in our diverse workforce and in fostering a culture of inclusion, equity and belonging.
Cognizant U.S. Foundation Statement
  • At the Cognizant U.S. Foundation, we have long recognized the failure of our systems, institutions, and communities.
Chief People Officer Statement
  • Join my colleagues and me as we commemorate Black history and culture on #Juneteenth. #BLM
Making Juneteenth Count
  • When word of the company’s observance of this historical day was announced, the answer was an emphatic yes.


The Conversations Changing our Company
  • personally reflected on how it took more than two years for the news of freedom to spread throughout the country.
Standing Strong Together
  • As part of Standing Strong Together, we dropped our 4-yr degree requirement and are expanding our focus to CCs, vocational schools, and certification programs.
Turning Listening into Action
  • The weeks leading up to the publishing of our 2020 D&I Report have been incredibly difficult.
Our Pledge for Racial Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • The past month has seen a racial-equality awakening around the world—the likes of which seem to signal real, seismic change.
A letter from the F5 Appreciates Blackness (FAB)
  • The F5 Appreciates Blackness (FAB) EIG’s hearts are heavy. Broken. We are sad, we are scared, we are upset.
Our 2030 Strategy and Goals
  • Launching a New Era of Shared Corporate Responsibility.
Intel Pledges $1 Million To Anti-Racism, Social Justice Groups
  • Black lives matter. Period. While racism can look very different around the world, one thing that does not look different is that racism of any kind will not be tolerated here at Intel or in our communities.


Addressing Racial Injustice
  • We are planning to make grants to 50 community-based nonprofits in the workforce/digital skilling space that are serving Black and African American communities.
Norton LifeLock Donates $100,000 to the National Urban League
  • Our CEO and People and Culture leader have addressed our workforce through emails and our last all hands was focused on discussing the movement as well as diversity and inclusion. We are working with our leaders on an action plan for what our company can do internally and externally to combat structural racism. Our HR teams have re-committed to our diversity and inclusion work by supporting employee resource groups and focusing on D&I in recruitment and retention practices. CR will continue to work across our company to report on the progress against goals externally and move the work forward in partnership with D&I.Our CR team has focused specifically on supporting organizations including a $100,000 donation to the National Urban League. We set up a special 2:1 match for employees to donate to organizations focused on racial justice that is still ongoing. We see these action items as a first step in a larger, ongoing strategy to work with our HR/D&I teams on aligning our priorities as a smaller company.
Qualcomm’s Message about Racial Injustice
  • I am gutted and disheartened by the systemic racism we continue to see, and the blatant displays of injustice repeatedly taking place.
Our Commitment to Drive Change
  • $1M commitment to make progress on racial equality, fighting systemic racism, and supporting minority-owned businesses. Our first round of grants went to the ACLU Foundation and The Innocence project and were selected with the help of our Black and African-American ERG. $10M commitment to support startups and games studios led by underrepresented minorities in the games community.
Taking Action for Racial Equality and Justice
  • Ebony Beckwith (Chief Philanthropy Officer) and Tony Prophet (Chief Equality Officer) piece on Salesforce’s approach to racial equality and justice
8 Ways to Stand in Support of the Black Community
  • Monica Bowie, the head of Boldforce (Salesforce’s ERG for Black employees), piece on Standing in Support of the Black Community.
Our Next Actions on Racial Equality and Justice
  • At Salesforce, we believe that business is a powerful platform for change.
How to Start a Conversation on Race
  • It may be a challenging topic, but we need to talk about it. Here’s a toolkit with resources to help get the conversation going.
Find Ways to Make an Impact
  • Verizon shares new virtual volunteer opportunities empowering V Teamers to turn pain into purpose.
Don’t Only Heal the Moment. Heal the Matter.
  • As a company committed to diversity and inclusion, we’re taking the steps needed to heal and drive positive change.
Our Response
  • We cannot commit to a brand purpose of moving the world forward unless we are committed to helping ensure we move it forward for everyone.
Making a Difference in Racial Equity
  • It’s important that we all understand that our problems, as a nation, run much deeper than one horrible event.