Making Juneteenth Count

I let out a whoop of excitement when I heard Cognizant would observe Juneteenth as a company holiday for U.S. associates.  Hailing from Texas, where the historic June 19 announcement of slavery’s end occurred in 1865, I’ve celebrated Juneteenth annually since I was a child. Honoring it today as a company holiday feels like part […]

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Turning COVID-Fueled Anxiety into a Strength

Anxiety is as much a part of the pandemic as masks. But for those of us experiencing moments of fear and uncertainty during this time, anxiety can also be an opportunity to grow in new and unexpected ways. This outlook is an important step forward, especially in the workplace, where the fallout from COVID-19 is […]

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Here’s What Application Modernization Really Means – And Why It’s Essential Post-COVID

As pandemic lockdowns ease, companies are racing to modernize applications ahead of new waves of COVID-19 infections that could send developers home to work again. When application modernization is combined with the cloud, developers can work in “virtual teams” – at home or the office – to rapidly deliver quality software that meets evolving customer […]

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Agile in the Age of COVID-19

When I started with this thing called “Agile,” it didn’t exist. At a time when it was barely gaining popularity, I was asked to learn more about this “method” so I could come back and teach my internal team the basics of being Agile. I took a class, and the rest is history – a […]

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Black People Need Allies, Too

As a diversity and inclusion (D&I) leader at Cognizant, I’m always planning for the next big D&I event. June, for instance, is filled with many Pride celebrations, virtual and otherwise. But instead of seeing coverage of upcoming LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations, I’m watching news coverage and having conversations with friends and family members about the senseless deaths of […]

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