It has always been meaningful to me that we honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the start of the year. Each January, as we think about New Year’s resolutions and new beginnings we want to embark on for our health, family, and possible new adventures, MLK Day allows us to also reflect on our humanity and global communities.
Commvault’s U.S. offices are closed for MLK Day as we all reflect and give ourselves a head start in 2024 to become agents of positive change in our communities. As a global Vaulter community, our efforts to champion positive change extend well beyond our U.S. community – we are all in this together, across the world, as we work together to make a difference.
The past few years, we have seen traumatic events that have captured headlines and sparked discussions about injustice across the world. Discussions can end, and headlines can move on, but vital change is still needed. Inequity persists in healthcare, education, voting rights, housing, and the basic human right to live without fear of violence. We should continue to use this MLK Day and beyond to reflect on the realities of racism and injustice, and to champion a fairer, more equitable future.
In thinking about Dr. King, I also think about his phenomenal wife, Coretta Scott King, and the work she did with him to galvanize equality for African Americans, the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. King himself, and the overall longevity of his legacy. In celebrating Dr. King, I also celebrate Coretta and what their partnership lends to the overall movement. For all the global heroes like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., they don’t do this work alone – it takes the collective to make change.
At Commvault, the mantra – we’re in this together – guides our DEI efforts. Simply put, we can’t be the change we want to see in the world without one another. Dr. King famously stated, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Today, we must remember that we, both individually and collectively, have the power to change our world for the better. I’m proud to be a part of our Commvault community as we continue to cultivate a culture of belonging, support, and respect while driving positive change in our communities across the globe.