Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 to honor the rich history and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Mexico, Central America, South America, Spain, and the Caribbean.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month here at Nutanix, our LatinX LIFE Group (one of our employee resource groups) organized celebrations at our offices across the globe. At Nutanix, we believe diversity and inclusion help drive our innovation, and we welcomed the chance to bring people together to honor our LatinX employees and to learn about the rich history, notable role models, and vibrant traditions that hail from Hispanic cultures.
Traditionally, Hispanic culture places a high value on the family as the most important social unit. The company-wide theme for this year’s celebrations is “familia,” which is used to describe one's family and may extend to include one’s close circle of friends and co-workers.
Here’s a look at some highlights from our celebrations across the globe that included learning about historical figures, experiencing traditional food, taking part in traditional music and dance, and coming together to understand how Hispanic cultures have influenced our lives and communities.
I have to tell you that for me, it was an amazing experience, seeing Nutanix colleagues from all cultures coming to taste Latin food and dance with Latin music. I believe this activity promoted respect and knowledge from my culture, which I am very proud of. I am beyond happy to have had this opportunity at Nutanix.Silvia Herrera, Hoofddorp, the Netherlands
“I was surprised at the length Nutanix went to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Not only did the team decorate and cater with a crazy amount of food (8+ different empanadas), but they also brought in a live Mariachi band who played for 2 hours straight. Who does that?! It’s amazing that Nutanix never stops raising the bar while maintaining quality, detail, and culture.”
-Nicholas Gibbs, Durham
Mexico City Highlights
“It was such a pleasant surprise to come into the office one day and notice all the Hispanic Heritage Day decorations; those are the little things that make the difference. It's definitely a great atmosphere to work in and an environment where everyone gets together as a group, to celebrate one of the most important holidays in Mexico.”
-Ximena Castillo, Mexico City
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Nutanix showed me how amazing it is to work for such an inclusive and culturally diverse company.Jenna Abed, San Jose
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley - Ball
I’m proud to be an intern who works for a company that not only acknowledges diversity at work, but also supports minorities within the community. As a Latina in tech, it is important for me to work for a company that supports my ambitions and celebrates my culture.Rachel Benns, San Jose
Thanks to our LatinX LIFE group for organizing these festivities and to our 5500 employees across the globe who participated in honoring Hispanic Heritage Month. We’re grateful for your participation and humbled by our LatinX employees’ contributions to Nutanix — past, present, and future.
At Nutanix we believe that diversity is at the core of our success, and what helps to drive innovation. That means that our commitment to honoring and celebrating Hispanic culture doesn’t end here.