A Message from Canopy’s Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Taheti Watson-Chief Engagement & Diversity Officer

Taheti Watson, Canopy’s Chief Engagement & Diversity Officer

It is an honor to serve as Canopy’s Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. If you are considering Canopy as a place to work, participate in our internship program, volunteer, or exploring Canopy as a solutions provider for your family, please know that our organization proudly offers an inclusive environment that welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms.

We are aware of the injustices that continue to take place around the world throughout our nation, and in our communities. These are challenging times for everyone, and change tends to take more time than we like.  However, our efforts to create an equitable environment where everyone can thrive will continue to be a priority.

We create an inclusive work environment through a variety of initiatives such as town hall meetings, CEO Luncheons, and employee engagement surveys, professional development opportunities, and diversity education, all aimed to address the various dimensions of diversity and equity. We developed a diversity and inclusion model that remains an integral part of our mission by creating an engaging workforce. We also recognize that a genuine commitment to this effort cannot rest on one person. Our Board and Senior team serve as sponsors overseeing our engagement, diversity, inclusion, and equity strategy in partnership with our Diversity Council and Canopy’s Diversity and Inclusion Board Committee.  The Council is charged with developing and implementing plans designed to meet the needs of our employees. Through the employee resource groups, employees can support each other’s personal and professional growth and enhance their individual and collective ability to contribute to the organization’s overall mission, which is embedded within Canopy’s culture.

We believe this type of culture enhances our ability to attract, retain, and develop diverse talent, and that supports Canopy’s mission.  We believe that every child, given the appropriate tools and supports, can be a success story, and we believe in creating a space where diverse and unique talents can be leveraged to accomplish great things.

Taheti Watson, CDE, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer