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The Continued Fight for Racial and Social Injustice

Statement from Equinix CEO Charles Meyers

Below is an article originally written by Charles Meyers, President & CEO of Equinix, and published on April 21, 2021, in Equinix's blog. Go to Equinix's company page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.

*Below is an internal message from Equinix CEO, Charles Meyers, that was shared with all Equinix global employees on April 20, 2021. The message below has been slightly edited for posting on the Equinix Blog.

We are at a pivotal moment in the continued fight for racial and social justice.

The news that former Minnesota police officer, Derek Chauvin, was found guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd will surely be felt by people all over the world for some time to come. It is a moment for pause and reflection in what will continue to be a difficult journey.

I hope the verdict represents a turning point in this tragic narrative and an opportunity to cultivate compassionate and respectful dialogue with one another. I also hope that it brings courage to each of us to stand firm against injustice and strive together toward a better and more equitable future for our children and our grandchildren……..a future where each of our voices can be openly and equally heard.

Regardless of what happens next, I want to recognize the deeply personal impact this ruling and the continued toll of persistent racial injustice and racially motivated violence have on the lived experience and mental health for many of our colleagues.

As we begin to reflect on these recent events and process our emotions, I encourage everyone to continue the conversations we had throughout Days of Understanding [a framework for dialogue created by the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion – of which Equinix is a member.] Check in on one another, share how you are doing and support one another with active listening and respectful dialogue. It will take all of us opening our hearts and our minds to advance equality inside and outside of Equinix.

As always, your mental and physical health remains our top priority. I want to encourage you to take the time you need to look after your mental health and wellbeing by leveraging the resources we've made available to you.

As a company and leadership team, we will continue listening to and supporting all of our colleagues. Please take good care of yourself and each other by leveraging the resources available. If you need additional help or support, please reach out to your manager, anyone on the leadership team, or me directly.

It is my sincere hope that we continue to work together in the fight for racial justice and embrace our differences to build a better, more equitable and just world.

Together, in service to each other, our customers, partners and our communities, we will make a difference.

#InServiceTo

– Charles Meyers, President & CEO of Equinix

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