The Value of Perseverance: Why Rocky Starts Can Make Us Stronger

Dr. Moogega Cooper, planetary protection engineer for the Mars 2020 Mission, gives her take on what it means to fail. And it's a lesson worth remembering.

Like many, I watched on eagerly on Aug. 6 as a curious six-wheeled vehicle smaller than the average hatchback trundled almost silently on the surface of an ancient lakebed on Mars.

NASA’s Perseverance Rover was there to perform something that had never been achieved before. It was drilling, extracting and storing rock samples that promise to transform what we understand about Mars—and perhaps even discover evidence of ancient Martian life.

Accelerating Decarbonization of the World's Digital Infrastructure


VMware believes that we can help accelerate the global transition to a zero-carbon economy through solution innovation that enables a sustainable digital infrastructure for our customers. Sustainability innovation is a fundamental component of our ESG-related 2030 Agenda, with a vision to build a sustainable, equitable, and more secure future for all. And we’re hard at work to make sure that vision becomes a reality.

We Are Citizen Philanthropists - Connecting Community and Career


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. At the core of this approach is our Service Learning program, which provides forty paid hours annually to employees around the world to contribute their time and talents to the community.

The Next Normal - Path to 2030: VMware Releases 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report

Press Release

September 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ - VMware’s 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report highlights the company’s ESG performance over the past fiscal year and showcases its 2030 Agenda – a decade-long ESG commitment to foster a more sustainable, equitable, and secure world.

Real Change, Powered by Human Difference


Careers aren’t just about work. Fulfilling jobs should also offer employees personal and professional development, a support network, and a sense of belonging. That’s why Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), also known as affinity groups, play an important part in many organizations.

ERGs also provide many benefits, from recruitment to retention and education. These employee communities are a critical resource to inform what is and is not working.

Employee Empowered

Getting Personal on Leading an ESG Agenda

By Nicola Acutt, Vice President, Environmental, Social and Governance, VMware

When I was about 10 years old, my parents took me on a hike into the hills near our home in Johannesburg, South Africa. We climbed until we reached a clearing looking out over the city. I’d never seen it that way before—both sprawling and small at the same time.

My eyes were drawn to a brown haze hanging over the skyline, so I asked my dad what it was. After he told me it was pollution, I said: “When I grow up, I’m going to build a giant vacuum cleaner that sucks all of that pollution out of the sky.”

The World's Changing, and IT Must Lead the Charge


We’ve all felt it in one way or another: The way we live our daily lives in the world is changing in significant ways and doing so rapidly.

Citizen Philanthropy in Action: Team Building Through Service Learning


At VMware, we believe everyone has something unique to contribute to our society. Our culture of service influences the way we interact with others – inside and outside of work. As such, we are all Citizen Philanthropists, empowered to support what is most meaningful to us through VMware Foundation programs.

Career Advice From Women in Tech Navigating Change


Many return-to-work conversations have centered around work styles and environments. Fewer around career progression and advice.

VMware's Journey to Make Work More Accessible


Making sure people with disabilities can work is a passion of mine. This cause has special significance for me because I have struggled with congenital orthopedic issues for many years. I have dedicated my career to building corporate accessibility programs designed to drive inclusion and outreach for people with disabilities. Helping those with disabilities stay in the workforce became even more difficult when the COVID-19 pandemic closed much of the world in 2020. For many, remote work has become a welcome change. But for those with disabilities, it has become another hurdle to overcome.


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