By embracing diversity, equity and inclusion we become stronger and better as a company. As we bring individuals from different backgrounds and experiences together, we collectively can grow, innovate and uplift the communities we serve.
September 15 marks the start of Hispanic and Latin Heritage Month, and our UNIDOS sub-employee resource group has organized various activities to recognize Hispanic and Latin cultures and contributions around the world. Throughout the month, we'll focus on building representation, engagement and increased awareness about our global UNIDOS community at Gartner. We intentionally include both Hispanic and Latin to be representative of this global community. Read on to learn more about the events throughout the month and discover how you can get involved through one of our upcoming networking events.
To kick off the month, our associates will be holding a food festival in our Barcelona and London offices. The festival will include a customized menu of traditional Hispanic foods, along with discussions about culture and traditions. Next, UNIDOS has organized a virtual coffee chat — a conversation about challenges, traits and lighthearted topics that Hispanic and Latin associates experience when English is their second language.
Following this, our associates are invited to attend a session hosted by an organization called Leading Latina. Leading Latina is an institution focused on creating resources for academic advancement and providing scholarship opportunities for high school and postgraduate students throughout Southwest Florida. Through the event, the organization will share how our associates can contribute their time or make donations to help make a difference.
Activities like these, during Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month, and throughout the year, serve as a way for our associates to continue to learn from one another and work together to break down barriers and continue to make strides, as they relate to diversity, equity and inclusion. Rita Burkley, Associate Director, Recruiting, shares why it’s important to create an inclusive workplace — “As a woman of Hispanic heritage, I’m proud to work for an organization that embraces our unique culture and backgrounds, but I'm even more excited that I get to play a critical role in continuing to attract and hire more diverse talent for Gartner. In doing so, we're able to create deeper connections and better support our global clients.”
Are you interested in getting involved? If so, join us for our upcoming Recruiting and Networking Event on October 10, 2023. The event will feature discussions on what diversity and inclusion for Hispanics at Gartner means and how they are supported and celebrated. Sign up for the event here.