We, as a company, perform at our best when all of us are seen, appreciated and able to work to our full potential. An environment that can see and harness the talent of team members without bias cultivates innovation, setting the stage for long term success for our company, customers, partners, and our team members. That’s why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) must be put into action throughout our entire organization.
DEI covers a variety of ongoing programs here at Hyve including cross-cultural events, education and workforce engagement.
On June 19, 2021, Juneteenth was declared a national holiday. Still, the event is not taught in all U.S. schools, and not mentioned in some school standards.
In the spirit of storytelling, we asked Hyve Team Members when it was that they first learned about the meaning of Juneteenth, and how they recognize it today. Listen to their stories on how they honor and celebrate the day.
HONORING MEMORIAL DAY
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States meant for honoring U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces.
This year, Hyve announced valor@hyve, a volunteer-led Business Resource Group, to support the advancement of employees who have served or are currently serving in the military, and all military family members and allies.
Hear directly from the members of valor@hyve BRG as they reflect on Memorial Day.
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
For Women’s History Month in March and International Women’s Day on March 8, we are fully embracing equity! Specifically, this month we are spotlighting gender equity, or respect for all people without discrimination, regardless of their gender. It also means addressing gender inequalities that may limit a person’s ability to access opportunities. See our Hyve team members from across the globe strike the #embraceequity pose by giving themselves some self-love!
Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, is one of the most significant celebrations in many parts of India. It is a five-day celebration that includes festive treats, and decorating homes with Rangoli (colored sand), and Diyas (Earthen Lamps) and lighting fireworks. As one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali is celebrated by people of different faiths, symbolizing spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance We hope that this festival of lights brings you peace, prosperity, success, health and an abundance of love and happiness!
In Celebration of this special occasion, our very own Hyve team members share their favorite celebrations of Diwali in an inspirational video.
BANDI CHHOR DIVAS
The Bandi Chhor Divas or Celebration of Freedom, commemorates the day of liberation of the sixth Guru Hargobind ji, was liberated from Gwalior Fort and took 52 prisoners to freedom along with him. This day recognizes the triumpt of good over evil, light over darkness. Sikhs commemorate Bandi Chhor Divas by lighting hundreds of candles in the evening around the Gurdwara (Sikh Temple), singing shabads in praise of Guru Hargobindji, preparing a festive Guru ka Langar, and basking in the spirit of joy and festivity.
To recognize this day of liberation, Hyve employees share the meaning of Bandi Chhor Divas in an enlightening video.