Finding strength in our differences: Gathering our voices during APA Heritage Month
Last modified on May 26th, 2021
By Stephanie Mitchell
The first step in celebrating the Asian Pacific American (APA) experience is acknowledging that it’s not just a singular experience but many – a rich tapestry of cultures, traditions, histories, and achievements. Here at AppFolio, we’re fortunate to have many of these experiences represented on our team, enriching our culture and driving deeper customer connections.
We look to our talented employees to lead and foster various initiatives that support our company culture, including this month as we celebrate APA Heritage Month. At a recent virtual learning event, AppFolians had the opportunity to hear from a licensed mental health counselor with Modern Health, who highlighted practical ways that all of us can be effective allies to our colleagues and the community at large. Ideas focused on the broad themes of educating ourselves, supporting and centering Asian voices and experiences, and using our voices to inspire action.
We also heard from members of AppFolio’s APA employee communities, who gathered their voices to share how their unique heritage and experiences have influenced who they are today. Here are a few excerpts from those conversations.