Creating a Radically Inclusive New World
by Adobe Communications Team
posted on 07-27-2020
At Adobe, our mission is to empower creativity for all. Creativity sparks joy and inspires powerful storytelling. We believe that everybody — from students to hobbyists to professional artists — has a story to tell, and that those stories deserve to be heard. When people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, innovative and successful.
We believe that the best way to drive change is to start with change from within. We will continue to support, elevate and amplify diverse voices and create greater opportunities for all, especially the underrepresented. This is our Adobe For All vision and we’re committed to driving towards this change.
Adobe is proud to be a longstanding partner of The 3% Movement, with a shared vision of bringing more diverse voices into creative fields. We were the first corporate brand certified by the 3% Movement for making meaningful strides toward gender equality. And this year, we’re excited to be the presenting sponsor of 3% Conference, which aims to educate attendees on how to create a radically inclusive world, in the office and beyond.
At the three-day, virtual event, attendees will hear from luminaries and have access to on-demand content about today’s work environment and how it can be improved for the future.
We’re excited that Ann Lewnes, Adobe EVP and CMO, will join Kat Gordon, 3% Founder, to open this year’s conference, talking about driving change in the industry toward an environment where everyone feels they can succeed.
At Adobe, we understand the positive impact the conference has on the next generation and are thrilled to be underwriting all tickets for students and recent graduates.
Bruna Tavares, an Adobe student scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, attended last year’s 3% Conference and shared the impact it made on her. “The inspiration I got from the conference was truly one-of-a-kind,” Bruna said. “All of the people who presented and spoke on panels were like my personal superheroes, especially since a lot of them were diverse and came from similar backgrounds as me.”
Adobe for All
Diversity and inclusion are a priority across our business—beginning at the top—and recently our CEO Shantanu Narayen was recognized for creating an inclusive culture for all. Learn more about Adobe’s diversity and inclusion commitments and programs at adobe.com/diversity.
It’s not too late to sign up—register for The 3% Conference here and don’t miss out on these sessions:
- Ann Lewnes, Adobe EVP and CMO, will give opening remarks on 28 July from 9:15-9:30 am PT.
- On 28 July at 5 pm PT, Adobe will be hosting a special CoCreate happy hour in partnership with When We All Vote, for an hour of art, music and inspiration.
- Panel Session: Helping All Employees Live Mentally Healthier Live: Mary Kay Gilhooly, Adobe & Jason Rosario, Founder & Creative Director, The Lives of Men.
- Panel Session: Belonging Beyond Box Checking: featuring Claudia Penwell, Creative Director, Adobe and Resh Sidhu, Executive Creative Director, Barbarian.
- Adobe Student Series: Sessions to help students and recent graduates navigate the uncertain job market and world, with special welcome by Adobe intern Valentina Arismendi.
At Adobe, we believe that everyone deserves respect and equal treatment, and we also stand with the Black community against hate, intolerance and racism. We will continue to support, elevate, and amplify diverse voices through our community of employees, creatives, customers and partners. We believe Adobe has a responsibility to drive change and ensure that every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. We must stand up and speak out against racial inequality and injustice. Read more about the actions we’re taking to make lasting change inside and outside of our company.
We also know many people are still impacted by the current COVID-19 crisis and our thoughts are with you. The entire Adobe team wants to thank you, our customers, and all creators around the world for the work you do to keep us inspired during this difficult time.
Topics: Diversity & Inclusion, Creativity
Products: Creative Cloud