Amid recent racial tragedies and social unrest, Western Digital chose to re-emphasize our intolerance of racism and our commitment to greater diversity and inclusion.
We launched a 4-Pillar Commitment to Racial Understanding. The action-steps include:
The CEO has engaged directly with groups of underrepresented employees. Participation in race-related virtual events has doubled. Blog engagement on race (views and “likes”) has increased exponentially. Diversity and race have become topics of discussion at business unit Town Halls. The company has donated nearly $200,000 to social justice organizations through corporate gifts and an employee matching program.
Roger Crockett, VP Diversity & Inclusion
Monique Sakima, Executive Assistant
Racism cannot be accepted. Lack of awareness and silence cannot be excused. We must use the power of our voices and actions to drive change.