May 15, 2023

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, which recognizes the contributions, achievements and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans. To celebrate, we asked Sarah B., Clarence L., Roxanne W., Shirley Z. and Geredith G. to share their thoughts on what the month means to them, how they celebrate and what traditions in their cultures they are most proud and excited by.


AAPI Takeover

Sarah, Implementation Specialist and member of Mosaic (our Employee Resource Group for BIPOC employees), has organized several events throughout the month to encourage more people to engage with AAPI identity, heritage and culture.

Check out her video to learn more about how Mosaic is celebrating AAPI Heritage Month and what impact Sarah hopes these events will have on employees:


Shirley, Senior Strategy & Transformation Manager, was born in Shanghai and moved back and forth between China and the U.S. for much of her childhood.

Check out her video to learn more about how she navigated two culturally different environments and which traditions are important to her family:



Clarence L., Senior Manager of Software Engineering, is proud of his Hawaiian Heritage and shared that hula, including traditional chanting, singing and dancing, is something that brings him pride and joy.

Check out his video to learn how he and his wife share and teach their children about Hawaiian Heritage.


Roxanne W., Portfolio Product Manager, says that AAPI Heritage Month is a time for her to reflect on her identity and an opportunity to learn more.

Check out her video to find out how she plans to celebrate and honor her heritage this month:



Geredith G., Regional Account Director, shared how her Filipino heritage has influenced her leadership style.

Check out her video to learn how she uses equity, diversity and inclusion in her everyday work:



Learn More

If you’re interested in learning more about what it’s like to be part of our ERG communities at Cengage Group, read more Employee Experiences and visit our Careers page to view open positions.

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