Black History Month is a moment to pause and reflect on the legacies and achievements of The Black and African American community in the U.S. At Lam, this is a time to continue to educate our employees through the stories and experiences of those in our employee resource groups and celebrate the significant contributions of our diverse community.
Throughout my career, it has been important to me that employees feel empowered to bring their whole selves to work and to amplify the voices of those most marginalized. In this spirit, I signed on to be the executive sponsor of two important employee resource groups at Lam supporting our Black and African American and Latino communities: Black Employee Network (BEN) and Community of Latinos and African Americans for Student Success (CLASS) Outreach.
BEN aims to support, encourage and promote progress and representation for Black and African American employees within the company; CLASS Outreach extends beyond Lam’s organization and into our communities, as we seek to cultivate a diverse talent pipeline by introducing and exposing more students from The African American and Latino communities to STEM programs.
It has been a privilege to serve as the executive sponsor of the BEN and CLASS Outreach programs and I have been impressed with the support their members provide to one another, to the company and to our communities.
Today, when I look around the company, I am proud to see that our workforce is becoming increasingly more diverse and inclusive – but we recognize this is a never-ending journey and one that requires continuous improvement. That’s why Lam is committed to cultivating a corporate culture that prioritizes and celebrates diversity, and to creating an inclusive workplace where our employees are encouraged to be themselves and our leaders lift up all voices, creating opportunity for everyone.
From all of us here at Lam Research: Happy Black History Month.
I encourage you to set some time aside this month to become more familiar with the achievements that Black and African Americans have contributed to our nation’s history: https://blackhistorymonth.gov/.