This Martin Luther King Jr Day we are reminded of the great strides our country is making, while mired in violence and turmoil. Reverend Raphael Warnock, a pastor who preaches from the same pulpit as Martin Luther King Jr did, was elected the first Black senator from the state of Georgia in the second week of January. That same week the Capitol was attacked by insurrectionists attempting to overthrow the results of the presidential election.
When overwhelmed by the news and the many injustices plaguing our country, especially faced by Black Americans, it feels impossible to know where to start. One Martin Luther King Jr quote that strikes at the heart of our mission and our purpose is “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” At OpenSesame we strive to better ourselves and help our community with the spread of knowledge, this drive and purpose is reflected in our diversity statement:
Become the Best Version of Yourself
We want OpenSesame to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and the world we live in.
We know that a variety of perspectives and voices strengthen our ability to deliver the spark of learning to everyone.
We hold ourselves accountable to create more diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities through continuous learning, personal growth, and working to support our customers.
We welcome you to bring your authentic self to our team and grow beyond your expectations.
OpenSesame believes Black lives matter and we strive to be anti-racist. We are committed to working with our employees, customers, business partners, and communities to use the powerful tools of training and education to eliminate racism. We do not have all the answers but we currently strive to make a difference by:
- Elevating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion courses to a top-level category in the OpenSesame catalog and hiring an expert in this field to manage this category.
- Continuing our commitment to the De La Salle North Catholic High School Corporate Work-Study program. “The School That Works.” Supporting systems that accelerate the advancement of students of color and other underrepresented communities.
- Increasing our investment into our own Step-into-Tech high school mentoring program. Early and significant exposure for students of color and other underrepresented communities to mentors and careers in technology.
- Continuing our commitment as a founding member in the TechTown Diversity Pledge to create a more inclusive tech community in Portland and improve our recruiting and hiring practices to build a more diverse and inclusive work environment.
Make diversity, equity, and inclusion part of your organization’s framework. Get started by making DEI part of your training curriculum all year long with our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Monthly Training Calendar.
With courses offered in multiple languages, and available on multiple devices, we help companies like yours develop the world’s most productive and admired global workforces. For more information on how OpenSesame can save you time and money by curating the right courses for your organization, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org today.