Click below to read a discussion conducted by CEO Action, focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on the Asian American community, and what actions CHROs and CDOs can take to help mitigate these challenges.
Companies below have signed the pledge and share the Joint Statement of AABDC, Hispanic Federation and One Hundred Black Men to stand against hate and provide support to communities. Click on their logo to see how they are responding to the COVID-19.
Comments From Corporate Leaders
SVP, Chief Global Diversity and Engagement Officer (CDO)
John Wang , Michael J. Garner and Frankie Miranda; thank you for your leadership.
This is time for unity and standing together.
SVP | Chief Culture Diversity & Inclusion Officer,
Social distancing can’t lead to social discrimination.
During this time it is very important to practice social distancing to ensure that we protect those at greater risk of contracting #COVID19. However, we need to be careful that our actions don’t turn into harmful behaviors like xenophobia. As the #coronavirus has spread from China to other countries, we’ve seen a spike in anti-Asian discrimination: plummeting sales at Chinese restaurants, near-deserted Chinatown districts and racist bullying against people perceived to be Chinese. Children are being targeted, too — by other children and adults alike. Members of my team have personally experienced #xenophobia, and it’s greatly concerning to me.
Efforts to heal our bodies cannot result in harm to our souls; we must maintain our humanity and spirit of inclusiveness.
I’d like to share a letter from John Wang , President of the Asian American Business Development Center. He said it best – “ We know that America is greater and bigger than this crisis. I believe we will get through this storm, but I hope that it will be together, as a civil society that cares for all of its members.”
Take a stand with us against harassment and racism. #thisisthatplace #teamwalmart #BetterTogether
Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer
Great to see this collaboration and unity!
Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion
Thanks, John. So important to be mindful during these challenging times and call out overt discrimination as well as the microaggressions – conscious and unconscious – that can be so harmful to individual resilience and undermine corporate cultures over time.
President and CEO
HACR – Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
Empowering message John. Thank you for your leadership. We hashtag #StandTogether.
Marcela Miguel Berland
President and CEO
Latin Insights, LLC
Great initiative John. You have our unconditional support!
Nancy Yao Maasbach
Museum of Chinese in America
Thank you for writing this statement—much needed.
Ron S. Chandler
Chief Information Officer
Harvard Business School
Friends. Let’s keep our focus on solving this crisis. Make the beauty, value and power of diversity & inclusion be the order of the day. Peace.