Today, Glassdoor is celebrating Diwali in honor of our Asian employees. Diwali is called the Festival of Lights and is celebrated to honor Ramachandra, the seventh avatar (incarnation of the god Vishnu). One of Hinduism’s most popular festivals, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.
Our Diwali celebration will be presented by GAIN – the Glassdoor Asian Impact Network – our newest Pan Asian Employee Resource Group (ERG). GAIN’s mission is to celebrate and support our Pan Asian multiculturalism and cultivate a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. We aim to elevate Glassdoor’s Asian community’s voices and empower our members in business decisions, product development, recruiting, and workplace culture. Additionally, we strive to foster professional development, mentorship, and leadership opportunities for our members.
“As a leader at Glassdoor, I’m passionate about finding ways to help us become a more diverse and inclusive workplace, and I am personally committed to doing more. I’ve been a champion and ally for my Pan Asian friends, colleagues, and neighbors, even before I married a wonderful Sri Lankan-Indian-Australian woman and before we brought a beautiful Sri Lankan-Indian-Welsh-American daughter into this world. I’m so excited to partner with the amazing GAIN leadership team as they work to celebrate and support our diverse Asian employee community here at Glassdoor.” -Owen Humphries, SVP, Finance & Business Operations at Glassdoor and GAIN Executive Sponsor.
At Glassdoor, we are committed to not only cultivating a transparent and robust culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging, but we also want to help other companies become more D&I (Diversity & Inclusion) focused. We want to create a world where everyone has an inclusive and equitable place at the table, along with employers to develop a safe and diverse workplace for all. We know our collective voices are more influential together, so we aim to share awareness about intersectionality and allyship for all communities with our ERG programs. In addition to fostering an equitable environment, we’re striving to hold Glassdoor accountable for its commitments in D&I and create quantifiable goals for C-Suite executives.
Check out some of GAIN’s upcoming ERG events below:
Diwali – GAIN’s kick-off event! A fun-filled session to enjoy Diwali/Indian food, dress up in traditional clothing, learn more about Diwali, the festival of lights and a major Hindu festival celebrated across several Asian countries!
End Your Year as a Better Ally – Glassdoor’s ERGs will be sharing stories of allyship throughout November and December. Learn how to be a better ally from your peers at Glassdoor!
Lunar New Year – Join us for an event ushering in the Year of the Ox and the beginning of the new calendar year based on cycles of the moon.
Asian Heritage Month – Celebrate and pay tribute to generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
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