Black people matter. Black rights matter. Black lives matter.
It’s almost unbelievable that parts of our world, institutions, and communities do not recognize the truth that BIPOC people are valuable and essential to our community. Our failure to act in the face of structural racism across a shamefully long history is our responsibility to fix. That will require us to root out racism in our selves, our culture, and our world.
Our journey to becoming an anti-racist company starts internally.
First, we support our people. We have provided leadership acknowledgment of violence against the Black community and gave permission to call in Black. We held processing sessions, and are offering a Black-specific mental health program.
Second, we take accountability. At a Juneteenth All Camp, we announced our commitment and plan to address structural racism. This includes multiple executive sponsors and requires all senior leaders to have anti-racism development goals (with strong encouragement for all employees). Our success metric only considers the opinion and experience of Black Campers.
Third, we provide education. Every Culture Amp employee will have access to learning opportunities, from an Anti-Racism Coaching Program for all executives to a course on Managing Across Racial Dynamics, a film-based racial justice program, and community-led allyship learning initiatives. We will also offer free Friends & Family Webinars on anti-racism to those connected to our employees.
Finally, we expand access. We’re overhauling our internal knowledge management systems — including how we use productivity and collaboration tools — to ensure that all employees have the information they need to perform and grow. This year, we’ll be also ensuring there is clear, accessible documentation and comprehensive equity audits for all talent processes and re-designing our recruitment process from the ground up.
Harness activism to create meaningful change at work
DeRay Mckesson, American civil rights activist, podcaster, and former school administrator, shares how he believes we can become activists in the workplace. Watch his keynote to gain wisdom on your role in creating the world we all deserve to live in.
Kevin Wiggins Racial Justice NFP Grant
At Culture Amp, it is our mission to build a better world of work. To do that we have to help build a better world. We are always striving to evolve to be a more equitable organization, which means being an anti-racist one.
Black and Indigenous-owned business discount
Black and Indigenous-owned organizations that are customers of Culture Amp receive a 38% discount on the standard price for our products. This discount not only represents the largest discount we currently offer but also reflects the $0.38 wage gap between Black women and White men.
Resources for your journey
While we are evolving to be an anti-racist organization, we know that many of you are on your own journeys. We believe that Culture Amp’s products play a key role in helping organizations understand where they are on their anti-racism and inclusion journeys, support creating equitable performance & feedback, and help companies be accountable for making meaningful progress.