COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of technologies and behaviors, like a distributed workforce, that can be widely beneficial. However, we also have seen significant setbacks, especially for historically marginalized communities, exacerbating existing inequities in our society.
Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water. That’s the idea behind VMware’s Citizen Philanthropy approach to giving—VMware’s impact in the community is the result of the collective actions of VMware people. It’s about empowering everyone to be active and engaged citizens in their communities because we believe social change only happens when many people choose to take action.
Michael Roy, Product Marketing: Developer Tools, VMware
In today's world, nothing happens in total isolation, and nonprofit organizations know this more than most as they respond to some of humanity's most pressing concerns.
Meanwhile, thanks to the incredible proliferation of digital devices and computers big and small to the far corners of the Earth, every layer of human society is now more connected than at any other time in history. Anyone from anywhere on the planet can tell their story and be heard worldwide in an instant.
By Victor Firoiu, Senior Staff Academic Research Lead, VMware
With the Climate Decade upon us, cutting global emissions in half by 2030 depends on bold actions and a global capacity for innovation. We’re focused on both. Throughout our 20-year history, we’ve pioneered solutions to help build a low-carbon economy and become a carbon-neutral business.
Ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and partners is always our top priority.
VMware is actively monitoring the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 outbreak and taking precautions to address the safety of our employees and the business needs of our key customers, vendors and others who are in VMware facilities. Some of the steps VMware has taken include:
By Shanis Windland, Vice President Diversity & Inclusion, VMware
Here at VMware, building a more inclusive and diverse workplace is a company priority. We understand that words matter. What we say (and write), even without ill-will, can have a profound impact on others based on their cultural backgrounds.
As part of our efforts around inclusion, we’re taking a close look to ensure we’re walking the talk to end systemic racism, from changing the way we hire to providing learning and discussion opportunities on difficult topics, such as race and privilege. We’re taking a hard look at what actions we can take in the short- and long-term.
For many tech companies, remote work is starting to become the long-term reality, rather than a temporary change, and experts say it could spur a more diverse workforce – an area where tech companies have long floundered and where the percentages of Black and Latinx employees are still often in the single digits.
Disgusted and saddened by the May killing of George Floyd while in police custody, Jaime Irick wrote a letter about racism to his team of more than 6,000 employees at PPG. The executive explained how he learned about the subject from his Black father, who protested segregation in the 1960s, and how he would lead the unit in conversations about recent events.
Gelsinger is aggressively attacking the security, container and hybrid cloud market by going on a massive acquisition spree. Since 2019, VMware has purchased 13 companies in a move to make the company the world’s leading hybrid cloud software powerhouse.
At VMware, we believe that technology can be a significant force for good by helping address the world’s societal challenges when integrated with existing processes and in partnership with the people working closest to the challenges. As the world relies on 12 million global nonprofits to continue tackling the planet’s most pressing problems, we also recognize many of these nonprofits struggle with realizing the benefits of technology.