Driving diversity across our industry.
Diversity and inclusion are important not just to Adobe — they’re also essential to the health of the tech and creative industries, and to the economy at large. That’s why we actively support our customers, suppliers, partners, and peers as they work to improve their own workplaces, policies, and practices.
Here’s how we’re joining forces to foster diversity and inclusion for all:
We’re sharing our learnings with customers and partners.
We meet regularly with the leaders of our customers’ and partners’ companies to share best practices, and we hold roundtables and other events focused on improving diversity and inclusion at all our workplaces.
We’re investing in promoting diversity in the creative industry.
After conducting a study that revealed barriers to women and people of color in the creative industry across the U.S., we began working to help bring down those barriers. In 2017, we launched our Diverse Voices campaign to expand industry access and professional opportunities for creatives from underrepresented groups.
We’re purchasing more goods and services from diverse suppliers.
In 2018, we began a concerted effort to use our purchasing power to promote diversity and inclusion. Our new Supplier Diversity program is helping us identify, partner with, and purchase from businesses that are certified as majority-owned and operated by women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities.
We’re participating in organizations dedicated to driving change.
We’re working with MAKERS to inspire and promote women in technology and across industries. We’re accessing resources from Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research and the nonprofit Catalyst organization to expand our knowledge and improve our employee experience. We’re a founding member of Parity.org, which is committed to bringing gender parity to the highest levels of business. And our CEO, Shantanu Narayen, has joined CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion to help move the business community forward.
In addition, we’re working with a number of partners to help us build the tech industry pipeline and attract diverse candidates to Adobe.