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by Lula Insfran and Naché Long on behalf of Alter.Us
“If you can't fly, run. If you can't run, walk. If you can't walk, crawl. But by all means, keep moving." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
The past few weeks have been filled with immense grief, sadness, and anger as the world mourns the horrific murder of George Floyd, and the countless others who lost their lives due to societal injustices. These acts inspired conversation, inspired action, inspired solving.
We believe that challenging times bring people together and our differences are what make us stronger. The Alter.Us program seeks to promote comprehensive diversity—including race, gender, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation (LGTBQ+), education, cognitive thinking, and background—and is committed to elevating the voices of our associates, customers, partners, and Community. Today and every day, we must listen to each other and have authentic, transparent conversations to ensure everyone has a seat at the table, no matter who they are.
Many of you expressed your desire to turn empathy into action. Last week, we shared our plan of action and commitment to change with our associates, and today, we are inviting you, our vocal and engaged Alteryx Community, to join us. Because, together we solve.
Alteryx For Good
Alter.Us and Alteryx For Good partnered to identify and support two nonprofit organizations, Equal Justice Initiative and Race Forward, as we believe their initiatives will drive meaningful change. We encourage associates, customers, partners, and our extended analytics community to join our efforts via our donation campaign and to learn more about these organizations. More information on these organizations can be found below:
Donate to Equal Justice Initiative: The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is committed to changing the narrative about race in America. Their mission is to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenge racial and economic injustice and to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Donate to Race Forward: Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity.
Together, we have a strong, shared voice in the fight to advance racial equity and inclusion throughout our communities, policies, institutions, and culture.
Our Alteryx Community is 150,000 members strong – people with passion and analytics expertise who want to leverage their skills to make an impact. Here are some ways that we are encouraging and enabling our Community to take action:
More Community projects are also underway, in support of our ACEs, global User Groups and other outlets. Be on the lookout for more announcements soon.
Thank you for speaking up and speaking out. We are just getting started and we can’t do it without you. As we stand up for equality and justice for every person, together, we need your voices. Please continue to share your ideas by commenting below. #TogetherWeSolve
As Manager, Talent Acquisition, Naché leads a super talented team of recruiting professionals responsible for identifying and onboarding awesome talent across North America and LATAM regions. Joining the Alteryx rocket ship in 2014, she has been grateful for the opportunity to experience and contribute to the consistent growth alongside passionate peers and strategic leaders. Naché has a passion for ensuring a positive candidate experience and being a part of an amazing company culture; both requiring empathy among other things. This passion led her to join Alter.Us; an ERG that is committed to altering the world for the better, towards an ultimate goal of revealing the best version of us. How awesome is that?
IT Systems Administrator-Interim Diversity and Inclusion PM
As an IT System Administrator at Alteryx, Lula manages the day-to-day functionality of the company’s IT systems and Microsoft platform worldwide. Her experience working in international education in New York City for more than 10 years, and being part of LGTBQ+ groups, sparked the initial flame to advocate on behalf of Global Culture, Equality, LGBTQ+ and minorities issues. Lula also has experience living and working in multicultural cities and companies, which forged her path to advocate for minorities and become a passionate Diversity and Inclusion practitioner. Being Latina, she's happy to communicate in English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.