Supporting the Asian and Pacific Islander Community

Categories: Our Company People & Culture Perspectives
Tags: diversity-belonging

A note from CEO Andrew Anagnost to Autodesk employees:

We continue to see violence against the Asian community, both in the U.S. and globally, and I again want to express my support for those who have been impacted. Hate has no place in any of our communities and runs counter to Autodesk’s vision of a better world, designed and made for all.

In addition to the resources that have already been announced and shared via the Autodesk Asian Network (AAN), we are increasing our commitment to the Asian community through a set of Autodesk Foundation grants totaling $75,000. These grants will be distributed across three organizations: Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). The last of these, CAAM, is North America-based but has an international mandate. Beyond this initial response, Autodesk will be donating another $75,000 to support additional programs within the Asian community.

I want to acknowledge the added anxiety being felt by many of you during an already anxious time. I have seen and heard your expressions of concern. Please know that you are all in our thoughts.

I hope all of you will join me, as One Autodesk, in standing up against hate wherever it rears its ugly head.