How our Communities Drive Culture
by Adobe Life Team
Posted on 01-10-2018
At the core of Adobe is our people. Our globally diverse community of creative thinkers, innovators, and problem-solvers shape the reason why Adobe is a great place to work. We believe in creating a workplace where our employees feel they belong and can grow their careers in an inclusive environment that embraces what makes them unique.
And that’s where our **Employee Network Groups **and **Employee Clubs **take center stage.
Through these communities, employees with similar interests and passions can connect, promote inclusion, and create a healthy, fun and collaborative workplace for all.
Get to know our communities.
Our Employee Networks play an important role in bringing our employees together to build community and an inclusive workplace. We truly believe that we are stronger together!
Open to all employees across the company, our employee networks include:
- AccessAdobe, which aims to make Adobe a safe and accessible workplace for all employees promoting mental and physical well-being.
- Adobe & Women, for colleagues to share experiences, ask questions, and spark dialogue and action to attract, develop, and engage our community of women at Adobe.
- AdobeProud, founded on unity, love, and strength, this group works to protect LGBTQ rights in the workplace, support each other and engage in community events.
- Asian Employee Network (AEN), committed to driving leadership and professional development of Asians and Asian Americans, create networking opportunities to build relationships, raise awareness/ engagement of Asian culture and community.
- Black Employee Network (BEN), recruits, retains, develops and connects Black/African American talent at Adobe.
- Hispanic/LatinX Network (HOLA), advocates for increased diversity and inclusion in Adobe’s workplace. HOLA focuses on recruiting developing and retaining Hispanis and Latino employees within Adobe while increasing social awareness and support outreach efforts in our local communities.
- Veterans Employee Network (VEN), provides a community forum for all employees who have served, currently serve, or support family members in the U.S. military. They are dedicated to helping Adobe veterans leverage their particular skill sets and improve veteran lives both inside and outside Adobe.
Our Asian Employee Network getting ready to make some mochi!
This year we’ll be starting an Adobe Employee Networks series on our blog, which will give readers a deeper look into the programs and activities that each network has to offer. Look forward to it and drop by our updated Diversity & Inclusion page in the meantime.
Do what you love
In addition to Employee Network Groups, there are many other ways for our employees to explore their interests or discover a new passion with their peers. Whether they’re looking to network with colleagues from their alma mater or find a cycling buddy, Employee Clubs are a fun and easy way for employees to meet and connect with each other.
Spread all throughout our sites, some of our most popular employee clubs include the Cycling Club, Salsa Club, Virtual Reality Club, Board gaming & Tabletop club, and Kickball club.
When we asked some club leads what they enjoyed most about their community, connection and camaraderie were top of mind.
The Adobe Cycling Club taking a quick break.
“The Adobe Bay Area Cycling Club is a great way to meet fellow Adobe employees who have a passion for fitness, fun, and food. We ride together, eat together, and do community service projects together,” said Katie Hingle, club lead for the Bay Area Cycling Club.
Just some friendly competition amongst employees.
Taryl Millison, the Kickball club lead, couldn’t agree more after her team started their first sports league. “My favorite part of the experience was the friendships that were built as a byproduct of the team, and the way that it brought the office together. We had new employees play and folks that hadn’t played kickball in 35 years,” she said.
With more employee clubs and employee networks always on the rise, the main goal of these programs is to make it easier for employees with similar interests to connect, inspire, and have fun together.
Complement our culture and apply for positions today on our career site!
Topics: Adobe Life, #AdobeForAll, Adobe Culture, Brand, Diversity & Inclusion