Black History Month Spotlight: Jane-Glenna Anthony
What inspired you to join Delphix?
First, Delphix has a great culture. The company is led by a diverse leadership team, which is a rare occurrence in Silicon Valley. Women and people of color hold key executive positions. I see this as a critical aspect of building a diverse and inclusive workforce and organization that reflects a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Delphix’s products are also at the cutting edge of enterprise tech, allowing customers around the world to eliminate their data challenges and drive responsible innovation.
What does Black History Month mean to you?
I dedicate every Black History Month to learn more about the Black history heroes who have not been in the spotlight but deserve to be celebrated for their contributions to civil rights, the arts, science, sports, and beyond.
Who inspires you?
I’m inspired by many people, as each person has a different perspective to offer through their experience and background. Some are family members, in particular, my mother and grandmothers. Others are my friends as well as the men and women of the Haitian Revolution, American Civil Rights movement, and more.
One person I’d like to highlight this year is Stacey Abrams. Her intellect, determination, and grace to create a world where all people can thrive and where every voter can have their voices heard is incredibly inspiring.
How does being black impact the way you approach diversity & inclusion?
As a black woman, I can feel the subtle, even tacit prejudice caused by the lack of empathy and sensitivity. Diversity and inclusion for me means accepting people as they are, without prejudice, racism, bias, colorism (a huge sequel of colonization among people of color), sexism, and other negative tendencies.
What’s your favorite mantra or quote?
I have a notebook full of quotes that I use and pull out during different life situations that I’m facing in particular moments. The one that comes to mind often these days is: “Nil Sine Magno Labore.” It means nothing without big effort. This also happens to be the motto of my alma mater, CUNY—Brooklyn College. To achieve any significant milestone in life, one must strive and stay disciplined and focused. This mantra gives me perseverance and tenacity and helps me stay focused and disciplined to achieve my goals in my professional and personal life.