Dr. Moogega Cooper, planetary protection engineer for the Mars 2020 Mission, gives her take on what it means to fail. And it's a lesson worth remembering.
Like many, I watched on eagerly on Aug. 6 as a curious six-wheeled vehicle smaller than the average hatchback trundled almost silently on the surface of an ancient lakebed on Mars.
NASA’s Perseverance Rover was there to perform something that had never been achieved before. It was drilling, extracting and storing rock samples that promise to transform what we understand about Mars—and perhaps even discover evidence of ancient Martian life.
VMware believes that we can help accelerate the global transition to a zero-carbon economy through solution innovation that enables a sustainable digital infrastructure for our customers. Sustainability innovation is a fundamental component of our ESG-related 2030 Agenda, with a vision to build a sustainable, equitable, and more secure future for all. And we’re hard at work to make sure that vision becomes a reality.
Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water. That’s the idea behind VMware’s Citizen Philanthropy approach to giving—VMware’s impact in the community is the result of the collective actions of VMware people. At the core of this approach is our Service Learning program, which provides forty paid hours annually to employees around the world to contribute their time and talents to the community.
Careers aren’t just about work. Fulfilling jobs should also offer employees personal and professional development, a support network, and a sense of belonging. That’s why Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), also known as affinity groups, play an important part in many organizations.
ERGs also provide many benefits, from recruitment to retention and education. These employee communities are a critical resource to inform what is and is not working.
By Nicola Acutt, Vice President, Environmental, Social and Governance, VMware
When I was about 10 years old, my parents took me on a hike into the hills near our home in Johannesburg, South Africa. We climbed until we reached a clearing looking out over the city. I’d never seen it that way before—both sprawling and small at the same time.
My eyes were drawn to a brown haze hanging over the skyline, so I asked my dad what it was. After he told me it was pollution, I said: “When I grow up, I’m going to build a giant vacuum cleaner that sucks all of that pollution out of the sky.”
At VMware, we believe everyone has something unique to contribute to our society. Our culture of service influences the way we interact with others – inside and outside of work. As such, we are all Citizen Philanthropists, empowered to support what is most meaningful to us through VMware Foundation programs.
Making sure people with disabilities can work is a passion of mine. This cause has special significance for me because I have struggled with congenital orthopedic issues for many years. I have dedicated my career to building corporate accessibility programs designed to drive inclusion and outreach for people with disabilities. Helping those with disabilities stay in the workforce became even more difficult when the COVID-19 pandemic closed much of the world in 2020. For many, remote work has become a welcome change. But for those with disabilities, it has become another hurdle to overcome.