VMware announced that Vijay Pendakur has joined the company as their Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
“We’re continuing to take action toward building and maintaining an inclusive culture where every employee at our company has an opportunity to thrive,” VMware Chief People Officer Betsy Sutter said. “Vijay is an exceptional talent, and we’re very excited that he has joined VMware. With Vijay at the helm, I’m excited to accelerate progress on our culture transformation journey, while building DEI into the operating rhythm and DNA of our business.”
Back when I was a girl on a hill outside of Johannesburg, dreaming of sucking up the world’s pollution with a giant vacuum, I never imagined I would one day climb another hill—in a gondola, no less—with heads of state, billionaires, and even a few members of royalty. But at the World Economic Forum (WEF), held in the Swiss village of Davos, moments like this are the norm.
Today, every organization needs technology to manage operations and deliver services. However, due to resource constraints and systemic inequities, many social-sector organizations have not yet fully recognized (or cannot afford to embrace) the benefits of technology or the importance of digital transformation.
Over the past year, VMware’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) journey has been marked by renewed purpose and real progress. We have implemented strategies that are embedded into the rhythm of the business in order to accelerate achieving our DEI goals more consistently.
Every day, hundreds of women around the world lead VMware’s engagement with tens of thousands of partners. We are therefore pleased to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has included 49 VMware leaders to the 2022 Women of the Channel list.
Despite the upheaval caused by COVID-19, the last few years have also prompted many of us to reconsider our priorities and think about what we value most in life. I acknowledge that having the time and energy to do this hasn’t been an option available to everyone. But for those of us that have been able to work flexibly during periods of lockdown, having some extra time in our days has been a silver lining in what has been a difficult few years.
For me personally, I have found myself thinking more about what I hold dear.
Nicola Peill-Moelter, Director, Sustainability Innovation at VMware, joined Google and Softchoice to talk about sustainability.
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For Earth Day, VMware’s Nicola Peill-Moelter discussed the growing need for green technology in the modern office with Google and Softchoice as part of Softchoice’s Catalyst podcast. Peill-Moelter discussed the opportunities for sustainable computing to help all of us move to a low-carbon world. The podcast discussed the importance of corporate responsibility, from new regulatory burdens to an increasing sense of urgency.
Have you ever looked around and wondered why seemingly all the managers in your workplace are men? Or have you ever made an assumption that a manager will be a man? According to a diversity and inclusion study from Tech Nation, in the UK men account for 77% of director roles in the tech industry.