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Celebrating Black Historical past Month With a Concentrate on Well being and Wellness


At WP Engine, we’re dedicated to fostering an organization tradition that displays our Core Values and is welcoming and inclusive for all. 

Our Worker Useful resource Teams are an integral a part of that effort. Not solely do they supply group and illustration to the numerous lived experiences of our workers, these teams work repeatedly to supply impactful and galvanizing programming that brings schooling and consciousness to all.

Whereas every of our ERGs is energetic all year long, Rise has a variety of actions deliberate all through February to have a good time and commemorate Black Historical past Month

Rise goals to offer a protected, inclusive setting for the development, advocacy, and schooling of BIPOC and allies by deliberately growing consciousness of the views and experiences of these at WP Engine and in our communities. 

All through the month of February, members of Rise, along with different WP Engine workers, will spearhead quite a lot of actions centered on Black Well being and Wellness,  together with restoration, restoration, and the promotion of wholesome habits.

From meditation classes and self-care initiatives to discussions round psychological well being, Rise members will lead actions every week that emphasize wellness as a holistic unification of thoughts, physique, and spirit.

To broaden on this idea, we requested WP Engine leaders what involves thoughts after they hear the phrase “wellness,” and why they imagine it’s vital. Right here’s what they needed to say:

“I imagine wellness is vital as a result of bringing our greatest to work (and the world) and serving to others do the identical, requires that we first concentrate on our personal well-being.  We are able to’t successfully assist others if wellness shouldn’t be a precedence in our personal lives.”   

Keith Fafel – VP, Product

“I imagine wellness is vital as a result of when these dimensions are in concord then you definately dwell a joyful, purpose-driven life.  In concord may be very subjective and private!  It’s totally different for every of us; formed by the distinctive context of residing, doing life!”  

Enid Jimenez – Director, Engineering

“I imagine wellness is vital as a result of with out it, one can’t benefit from the moments in life each large and small, and each exercise turns into a chore. With out wellness, you possibly can’t be actually current for your self, in your family members, and in your group.”

Ramadass Prabhakar – SVP International Engineering

“I imagine wellness is vital as a result of it impacts the standard of life I lead; happiness and pleasure I can derive from being round my family members, my work, my hobbies.”

Suchitra Hari – Director of Engineering

“I imagine wellness is vital as a result of it impacts our feelings and actions.”

Yangyang Hao – Director, Worker Expertise Operations • Individuals Ops & Rewards

“I imagine wellness is vital as a result of nothing is sustainable with out it. Wellness is the wanted steadiness in life that results in higher psychological and bodily well being.”

Lara Weinacht – Tradition & Engmt Program Supervisor, Lead • Individuals Ops & Rewards

“Wellness is vital due to how a lot falls beneath that umbrella and the way interconnected that every one is.  Any a part of ‘wellness’ being defective can result in all the automotive ‘stalling.’ We’re all too accustomed to leaving the examine engine mild on, whereas nonetheless driving down the freeway at 90 mph. And that mindset is harmful.”

Anand Reddy – Director, Expertise Acquisition

“I used to be so completely satisfied to listen to our leaders acknowledge the significance of wellbeing within the office,” stated Jennifer Parker, WP Engine Sr. Supervisor, Engineering and Rise Chapter Consultant.

“After I hear the phrase wellness, I consider the holistic interconnectivity of thoughts, physique, and spirit.  After I hear black well being and wellness, I consider the sacrifice, braveness, and development of our black well being and medical practitioners from the previous by means of the current day.” 

“Earlier than arriving at a spot the place they may nurture and thrive, these historic pioneers confronted some unimaginable challenges to achieve their achievements {of professional} recognition.  Consequently, their efforts have shored up a rising variety of well being amenities and medical establishments to foster the notice of well being and wellness in black communities.” 

“Hats off to all of our brave black students, well being, and medical practitioners, thanks!!”

To seek out out extra about Black Historical past Month, together with an ideal lineup of digital occasions happening all through February, go to The Affiliation for the Examine of African American Life and Historical past (ASALH) in addition to the entire hyperlinks listed beneath: 

Smithsonian Training – Black Historical past Month

Nationwide Park Service – African American Heritage

Nationwide Archives – African American Historical past Portal

Nationwide Endowment for the Humanities – African American Historical past and Tradition

Nationwide Park Service – African American Heritage

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum — Particular Focus, Black Historical past Month

For extra details about WP Engine, our office tradition, and the totally different employee-led initiatives we assist year-round, go to our Careers Web page

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