Each May, we recognize Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Gartner. Throughout the month, we celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of our Asian and Pacific Islander associates through a variety of activities including panel discussions, coffee chats, and more. This year, we are also excited to announce the launch of our newly formed employee resource group (ERG), Asians and Pacific Islanders at Gartner.
Nina Moreno, Director, Research and API ERG chair shares, “ERGs are so important in building community and networks, increasing visibility and creating safe spaces to have candid conversations. Having an API ERG makes me feel seen and acknowledged. I feel more comfortable bringing my full, authentic self to work. My hope is that no one will ever feel they’re in this alone.”
Asians and Pacific Islanders at Gartner was formed to provide networking and mentoring opportunities, amplify and bring awareness to API issues, and increase the engagement and visibility of API associates through education and development. In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, this newly formed ERG planned a number of events for associates around the world to join.
The month will start with a virtual discussion hosted by guest speaker, Dr. Han Ren and is open for all associates to attend. Dr. Han Ren, a licensed clinical psychologist and educator, will be sharing about cultural barriers that members of the AAPI community face and some ways to help normalize mental health within the AAPI community and. Next, our associates are hosting a career panel with leaders at Gartner across multiple business units who will be discussing the intersection of race, work, and culture and sharing their personal stories of how they navigate their corporate careers.
Our associates will also be inviting speakers from Community Impact Speaker Series: APIA Scholars to speak to Gartner associates about their organization and how they elevate the Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) community by providing APIA students with access to higher education and resources that cultivate their academic, personal, and professional success regardless of their ethnicity, national origin, or financial means. Finally, we will be hosting a discussion to conclude the month, focused on allowing associates to share their perspectives and experiences while networking with each other.
We have a month of exciting initiatives open to our associates to join and learn more about API at Gartner and are excited for the upcoming events. If you are interested in learning more about AAPI month at Gartner, you can join this on-demand webinar to hear from some of our associates.
Learn more about how we support and uplift Asians and Pacific Islanders here.