As an award-winning multiculturalism network, the Together Network has prided itself in its ability to create sustained change within Atos over the years since its creation. With the topic of multiculturalism and the many facets within being ever prevalent globally, the Together Network realises the need to expand its conversations across other corporations to build the momentum required to create more impactful and wide-reaching change. To do this, the Together Network has created the “Together Network Partnerships Program”; a program that will focus on network lead alongside executive sponsorship engagements, joint collaboration on events and overall knowledge share to create value through understanding lessons learnt and shared resources. This 2-year program will be the driving force of widening the multiculturalism conversation for the Together Network and its partners.
A quote from Kulveer Ranger – Global Head of Strategy & Comms FS&I, SVP – Strategy & Communications, Atos UK&I:
“As an industry leading organisation, it is imperative that we do all we can to push the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) agenda. Therefore, Atos understands that there is a need to stand together with other organisations who share common D&I goals. Through bi-directional advisory, the Together Network Partnerships Program builds a platform for acceleration of sustained change. As the Executive Sponsor of the Together Network, I am excited to see how we, alongside our partners, can collaborate to build on the significant momentum we are achieving, continue to demonstrate real value, and embed real long lasting change.”
Cultural Fusion Network is an employee network open to all Network Rail colleagues to join and learn more about our Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues, cultures and histories. The network embraces our cultural differences, empowers the voices of our members and helps educate the wider business. We support Network Rail’s Race Matters strategy and provide our BAME colleagues with a collective voice to share their lived experiences and thoughts with confidence. Together with our other employee networks, we aim to make Network Rail a more diverse and inclusive organisation at all levels.
A quote from Anit Chandarana – Chief of Staff at Network Rail, Executive Sponsors of Cultural Fusion Network (one of three sponsors), regarding the commitment to the Atos Partnership:
“My vision for diversity and inclusion is that we operate without boundaries and help individuals achieve the best outcomes regardless of their backgrounds. Whether that’s in terms of the lived experiences of past, present or future colleagues, the people we serve or the communities we live within. The partnership with Atos is a positive step forward and will allow us to build a platform to continue this important work together. I know we cannot do this on our own, which is why partnerships with likeminded organisations is vital. I very much look forward to working with Atos.”
Power of Difference communities (PODs) are employee-driven groups that enhance VMware’s inclusive culture and harness the power of human difference.
Our vision for the VMware Black POD is to cultivate an inclusive culture while attracting diverse and world-class talent (through partnering and mentoring of education, community and STEM organizations).
A quote from Chris Hill, VP of Professional Services in EMEA, VMware and Executive Sponsor of Black@VMware UK, regarding the commitment to the Atos Partnership:
“Atos and VMware have been technology partners for over a decade, with a joint customer vision to enable customers to accelerate their digital transformations. It’s natural to extend this relationship and join the Together Network Partnerships Program, to share lessons learned and best practices around driving diversity and inclusion initiatives. As the Exec Sponsor and an ally to the Black Power of Diversity (POD) at VMware, I am passionate about driving changes and the Together Network Partnership will increase our impact within the corporate environment and the community.”