Employee networks

A culture of #AdobeForAll.

At Adobe, we recognize the importance of building a diverse culture not only around race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, and age, but also around background, experience, and ideas. Adobe connects those with similar interests and passions, promotes inclusion, and creates a healthy, fun, and collaborative workplace with the help of our employee networks.
 

AccessAdobe

 

All about AccessAdobe.
AccessAdobe supports employees who experience illness, injury, disability, or recovery, and those who support others who do. We aim to make Adobe a safe and accessible workplace for all employees by promoting mental and physical well-being.
 
What we do.
In addition to bringing together employees to celebrate Disability Awareness Month in October, AccessAdobe also hosts monthly lunch discussions on current events and coping strategies for common challenges. All employees are welcome to voice their opinions and share ideas on how to make Adobe a better place to work for those experiencing an illness, injury, or disability.
 
Hear from a member.
“I think the lunches are really helpful. We share anecdotes and I always feel like my spirits are lifted after those meetings.” — AccessAdobe member, San Francisco


AdobeProud

 

All about AdobeProud.
The AdobeProud Employee Network is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer colleagues and allies. Founded on unity, love, and strength, the group works to protect LGBTQ rights in the workplace, support each other, and engage in community events.
 
What we do.
AdobeProud participates in numerous pride events around the world. In 2018, AdobeProud representatives participated in pride celebrations in Lehi, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Ottawa, Dublin, and London. 2018 also marked a milestone for India with the launch of our AdobeProud network in Bangalore and Noida. In addition, AdobeProud participates in the Lesbians Who Tech Conference in San Francisco.  AdobeProud also raised over $20,000 for LGBTQ charities and advocacy purposes, including Encircle, The Trevor Project, San Francisco Aids Foundation, and more.
 
Hear from a member.
“AdobeProud is a place for Adobe’s LGBTQ employees to engage with our community in a positive and supportive environment so that we can share common experiences and further our mission.” — J. Scott Evans, director, Trademark and AdobeProud executive sponsor


Adobe & Women

 

All about Adobe & Women.
The Adobe & Women Employee Network was created for female employees to share experiences, spark dialogue, and develop our community of women at Adobe.
 
What we do.
In addition to driving numerous networking opportunities for women across the globe, Adobe & Women partners with our Talent Development team to offer amazing career development programs for female employees. These programs include Leadership Circles, Adobe’s flagship women’s leadership program; Voice & Influence Circles, designed in partnership with the Clayman Institute for Gender Research to advance participants’ voices and influence in their organizations; and the Women’s Executive Shadow Program (WESP), which offers female employees a chance experience a day in the life of the executive by shadowing them. The group also meets for lunch every month to discuss different issues facing women and to celebrate each other’s achievements.
 
Did you know?
Adobe was recognized by Comparably as one of 50 Best Companies for Women and as one of Working Mother Magazine’s 100 Best Companies for moms.


Asian Employee Network

 

All about AEN.
The Asian Employee Network (AEN) is committed to driving leadership and professional development of Asians and Asian Americans, creating networking opportunities to build relationships, and raising the overall awareness/engagement of Asian culture and community.
 
What we do.
Over the past year, AEN has hosted a Fireside Chat with our CEO, a mochi making class, a Lunar New Year celebration, an Asian Community Fair, a Diwali bash, and more. Members also welcomed Asian employee networks from other local tech companies to Adobe for Bamboo Ceiling, a fun and engaging networking event.
 
Did you know?
Several AEN members and other Adobe employees enjoyed the experience of a lifetime when they traveled abroad to Vietnam and Cambodia to use their skills to benefit local communities.


Black Employee Network

 

All about BEN.
The Black Employee Network (BEN) is committed to recruiting, retaining, developing, and connecting Black/African American talent at Adobe.
 
What we do.
In addition to monthly meet-ups, the network also sponsors events like our annual Black History Month recipe contest, classes on hip-hop and traditional African dancing, and performances from groups like the Oriki Theater. Over the past year, BEN also held its very own African Film Festival in San Francisco and hosted the inaugural cohort of Howard West for a tech trek, networking session, and keynotes from our CTO and EVP of Cloud Tech, Abhay Parasnis, and our EVP of Customer and Employee Experience, Donna Morris.
 
Did you know?
BEN, in partnership with the Corporate Responsibility team, organizes a special day of service across our U.S sites for Martin Luther King Jr. Day every year.


Hispanic and/or LatinX at Adobe

 

All about HOLA.
Hispanic and/or LatinX at Adobe (HOLA) focuses on recruiting, developing, and retaining Hispanic and Latino employees within Adobe while increasing social awareness and support outreach efforts in our local Hispanic and Latino communities.
 
What we do.
HOLA hosts and participates in a number of events throughout the year, including the always-engaging Hispanic Heritage Month activities as well as events with Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA), Stanford SMASH, and Conexiones Bay Area Hispanic Employee Resource Group Association. HOLA, in conjuction with Adobe & Women, also supported celebrations that brought Laura Gomez (CEO, Atipica) and Nely Galan (former president, Telemundo) to speak to employees.
 
Hear from a member.
“HOLA makes me feel that I belong to a beautiful community that I thought was lost after I migrated to the USA. It makes me feel very proud of our heritage and what we achieve far away from home.” — Paola Gutierrez, international program manager

Veterans Employee Network

 

All about VEN.
The Veterans Employee Network (VEN) provides a community forum for all employees who have served, currently serve, or support family members in the military. VEN is dedicated to helping Adobe veterans leverage their particular skill sets within the company as well as helping improve veteran lives both inside and outside Adobe via hiring and educational events.
 
What we do.
Besides VEN’s efforts to celebrate Veteran’s Day every year, the network is excited about attending more hiring and educational events. Most recently, VEN had representation at the National Veterans Small Business Engagement conference. The events members love most are the celebrations of each military branch’s birthday with an always-appetizing cake and the singing of the branch song.
 
Did you know?
VEN is the most diverse network on the diversity council, with members in all of the other employee networks represented.

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