Black Lives Matter at Cayuse and we stand in support of all Black communities nationwide, including our Black employees, customers, colleagues, and researchers.
First, I want to apologize. I should have spoken up sooner to stand with all Black people and denounce racism in all its forms. Silence is not acceptable. Going forward, we have dedicated ourselves to taking the necessary steps to listen and learn, to understand privilege, and to do our part to dismantle the deeply rooted societal injustice that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) face every day.
At Cayuse, we work hard to support diversity and equality to create a workplace that reflects who we are and who we want to be. We strongly believe in and are committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. Our current team is:
- 23% BIPOC
- 3% Black
- 12% Asian
- 5% Hispanic or Latinx
- 1% Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
- 2% two or more races
- 77% white
- 44% woman-identifying
We also currently:
- Require annual training and education about racial and ethnic discrimination and implicit bias
- Have a third-party service benchmark our compensation to ensure there’s no gender- or race-based pay disparity
- Hold each other accountable to operating commitments that include transparency and constant improvement
However, we know we have a lot of work to do and a long way to go. Cayuse was founded to further research and help researchers improve the world, but we can’t do that without a diverse team. Here’s what we commit to doing:
- Reevaluate and update our recruitment, interviewing and employee development and engagement processes to ensure we recruit, hire, and retain more diverse talent at Cayuse, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
- Educate ourselves and facilitate discussions on diversity, equality, and inclusion topics
- Update our mission and values to clarify our beliefs and commitments
- Continue to value and promote transparency and accountability
We know this is an ongoing process and are committed to long-term change. We stand with the Black community and offer our love, support, and a deep commitment to do better. There is no place for systemic racism in the research community or the world, and we owe it to you to lead by example and use our platform and privilege to champion diversity and equality.
President & CEO