Akamai Technologies Joins Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council's Tech Compact for Social Justice
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, announced today that it has joined The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council ("MassTLC") Tech Compact for Social Justice. As one of the 62 Massachusetts technology company signatories, Akamai commits to make change towards racial equality in its organization. Companies sign on to honor at least three of 12 measurable initiatives.
"Akamai realizes being inclusive is not only the right thing to do -- it just makes good business sense," said Anthony Williams, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Akamai Technologies. "Fostering real and lasting change requires sustained commitment over years. While we have made strides, we recognize we need to do more to hire Black and "Latinx" employees. We hope that by joining forces with like-minded companies we can propel our efforts exponentially."
Akamai believes that an inclusive culture fosters diversity of thought which translates into an innovative and collaborative environment. The company has been on a multi-year journey to live out its values through an inclusive workplace culture built upon respect for every individual. Programs aimed at bringing about equality include:
The Tech Compact is part of MassTLC's 2030 Challenge to the technology community to double the participation of the state's Black and "Latinx" workers - currently at 5% and 7% respectively - by the end of the decade.
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