Belonging is at our core. When our Founder and CEO Cindy Mi first set out to start VIPKid, she envisioned a global classroom where everyone, from all walks of life, could come together and learn from one another. This ethos is what draws many of our employees, teachers, students and families to VIPKid.
To create a global classroom where all are welcomed to learn, we must continue to look at our diversity and inclusion practices in all areas of our business. Our leaders’ commitment to organizational growth and development in these areas provides support for employees, which impacts the experience of the students and teachers on the platform.
We believe that a diverse and inclusive education is fundamental in developing global citizens. Our online education platform is a space for cross-cultural learning and growth, where mutual respect is essential. Through diverse curricula and learning opportunities, we can provide the best educational outcomes for current and prospective students in the global classroom.
We believe that teachers with diverse perspectives and backgrounds are essential to our mission of inspiring and empowering every child for the future. Our online education platform is an inclusive space where all are welcome and encouraged to bring their experience to the global classroom. By fostering a diverse teacher community on our platform , we can provide the best learning outcomes for students as global citizens.
We believe that employees with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences are essential to accelerating innovation in the workplace. We are dedicated to continuing to build an equitable and inclusive culture where all employees feel safe and respected. Given the range of student and teacher backgrounds on our platform, our offices in the U.S. and China are committed to having diverse representation on our team and ensuring all employees thrive.
We recognize that this is just the start and we will continue to evolve and update our practices. In an effort to be more transparent around conversations about equity and inclusion at VIPKid, we will continue to highlight the ongoing work in future blogs.
We encourage anyone who has feedback to reach out to our team. If you are a teacher, please reach out to the Teacher Voice Team here and select the “Diversity and Inclusion” dropdown. If you do not teach on the platform, but are interested in learning more about our diversity initiatives, please contact the team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.