A remarkable line up of speakers, intriguing experience zones and a diverse set of conversations that move the soul. What’s not to love? Last week saw the Adobe For All Summit come to life in our Adobe India office, where we came together to continue making Adobe a more inclusive workplace.
For the Adobe For All Summit in India, over 400 employees from all different walks of life huddled together to discuss what matters most to them – how to build a community that appreciates various dimensions of diversity. The full day of events saw internal and external speakers share important lessons with the attendees, such as how our strength lies in differences, not in similarities; how to be cognizant of our biases; why it’s important to amplify others, and more.
And when attendees weren’t busy learning all they could from our speakers, they also had the chance to collaborate with each other through “experience zones.” Here, employees got to learn best practices for making the workplace more inclusive. Some memorable zones included an Adobe For All braille station, where deaf individuals taught and interacted with attendees in sign language; and an area where employees could interact with members of the transgender community and “Ask them anything.”
As the Summit continued throughout the day, it was clear that the energy of the event was at an all time high, with both #AdobeForAll and #AdobeLife trending on social media! When we asked attendee, Anupriya Khare, what she took away from the Summit, she said “I always reflected on how we can better contribute to such a global society, and the Adobe For All Summit gave me insights on how Adobe motivates and contributes to establish that culture of Diversity and Inclusion.”
At the end of the Summit, we welcomed famed author and historian, Devdutt Pattnaik, to the stage, where he spoke about how diversity is ingrained in nature and the importance in allowing yourself to be wrong. It was a mesmerizing presentation, with the core message being universal: whether it is in culture, food or politics, the most progress happens when different groups come together.
We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring the Adobe For All Summit to India, and as our employees go back to the workplace, we know they’ve already begun taking these lessons to heart as they start to enhance themselves and the teams around them.
Join our community and apply for positions today on our career site. And hear what Katie Juran, senior director of diversity & inclusion, had to say about her experience at the Adobe For All Summit in India.