Werqwise Stands for Justice and Equality

 A message from the founders of Werqwise –

Werqwise stands unwaveringly behind protestors fighting injustice and their response to the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. We stand in solidarity with the Black community in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as the larger Black community in the United States, and around the world.

As recent immigrants to this country, we have taken this moment in history as an opportunity to educate ourselves on the Black experience in America and the systematic oppression this community faces every day, the full impact of which we will never truly understand.

At Werqwise, we endeavor every day to create an inclusive, diverse community of business professionals where everyone is heard and treated with respect. We believe in a world where people are judged by their words and actions, not by the color of their skin.

We acknowledge that there is still much to learn, as a community and individuals, on what it means to be an ally for the Black community and how to promote anti-racism in our business practices. To this end, we are assembling a diversity task force of BIPOC business professionals and allies to help our organization uncover blind spots, acting as thought partners in collaboration, facilitating expansive and generative conversations on how we can drive change and make our product more accessible to marginalized communities. We’re excited to see the impact this anti-racist work will have on our community in the near future.

We stand for equality and justice. We stand with the Black community not only through words but through action. In order to gain as many perspectives as possible, we are inviting anyone interested in promoting diversity in our community to come forward and join our diversity task force. We are united in this together, and we can only drive positive change by working together.

If you have any other questions, comments, or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out.

Alan, Naveen, and Richard