A Culture Built On Diversity and Inclusion
At Palo Alto Software we recognize that supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion is not only the right thing to do but the right thing for our business. When it comes to inclusion, we all have a role to play. Each team member demonstrates our company values while adding their own contributions to our culture. A culture defined by our behaviors, personal commitments, curiosity, and collaboration. A culture that comes together when we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same.
In turn, our inclusive culture inspires us to try new things, speak openly, and be bold. It brings us together in ways that help us stand out and empowers us to connect, belong, and grow. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone's place. Our workplaces should be places where everyone can be welcomed, no matter their race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
We Believe in Inclusion and Equality for the LGBTQ+ Community
What is Pride? A call to action that continues to inspire us to live up to our Nation's promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all. A time to recall the trials the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community has endured and to rejoice in the triumphs of trailblazing individuals who have bravely fought — and continue to fight — for full equality.
Pride is both a jubilant communal celebration of visibility and a personal celebration of self-worth and dignity. We recognize the valuable contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals across America, and we reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQ+ Americans in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice.*
In further support of the LGBTQ+ community and in recognition that the struggle continues and that everyone needs to work together to achieve social justice we are donating to the Human Right Campaign: https://www.hrc.org/. HRC's campaigns are focused on mobilizing those who envision a world strengthened by diversity, where our laws and society treat all people equally, including LGBTQ people and those who are multiply marginalized. We respect the work that they do, and look to embody those same ideals with our employees, customers and community.
*© White House Pride Statement
We Believe Black Lives Matter
We believe that Black Lives Matter. We join with those who call out the name of George Floyd in sorrow and anger against the systemic racism that pervades our land. We stand in solidarity with African Americans and people of color. We also call on businesses and organizations to work with government and civil society to address racism and support antiracist policies. We know that we have work to do.
As a company based in the USA, being part of the change this country needs is important to us. Entrepreneurship and small businesses are part of the American dream. That dream will never be realized for all Americans until we all help achieve social justice. Part of the American dream is to be free of fear and know that everyone is truly equally respected. We need to address the core inequalities in our society. Palo Alto Software remains deeply committed to an American dream that includes social justice and fights against systemic racism.
Through our employee activism and our Palo Alto Software Charitable Fund, we will encourage our community to learn more about social justice, systemic racism, and voter-turnout groups. We will continue engaging with our partners and grantees in communities of color to learn how we can best support them. We are committing to not only being more aware of racism and social injustice all around us but actively doing something about it. We will also work to increase the equity, diversity, and inclusion within our company by expanding our educating and recruiting practices.
In further support of achieving social justice, we are pausing our advertising spending on Facebook along with many other businesses taking part in the Stop Hate For Profit campaign. We do not want to support platforms that foster hate speech and propagate false and misleading information. Truth, inclusion, and compassion are critical for our democracy to succeed and Palo Alto Software stands behind these core values in our society.
Nonviolent activism pushes progress. We have work to do.