Summary: Wovenware recognizes National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, and the contributions of Caribbean Americans who have helped to shape the country.
June marks National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, which was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005 to recognize the Caribbean people and their contributions to the culture of the United States.
In a White House briefing to commemorate it this month, President Biden noted, “During Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we celebrate the achievements and dreams of the millions of people of Caribbean origin now living in the United States while honoring the shared history of joy and perseverance that has united and enriched life across our region for centuries.”
In this same commemoration, Biden noted some of the Caribbean Americans who serve or have served our country and helped to shape it, such as Alexander Hamilton, Colin Powell, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Vice President Kamala Harris or Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. He also went on to say, “I take equal pride in the generations of Caribbean Americans who literally built this country — bringing tremendous hope and energy to bear as small business owners, teachers, health care workers, military service members, union organizers, community leaders, and so much more.”
Here at Wovenware, we’re proud to be a U.S. company based in Puerto Rico. We’re committed to holding tight to our heritage, culture and roots, while moving forward with bold new ideas and technology innovations that are reshaping how we work, play and live. We’re also committed to putting Puerto Rico on the map as a prime nearshore destination for software and AI development. As a nearshore hub, we’re able to contribute to the country’s role as the technology leader, helping to accelerate the successful digital transformations of companies around the world.
Our staff is comprised of many Caribbean Americans, but it’s our commitment to diversity that is the secret sauce. We move beyond race, sex, nationality and other identifiers, to embrace all people who bring excellence to our craft, a strong work ethic, empathy and a team spirit. It’s what makes Wovenware succeed.
And it’s not just Wovenware contributing to U.S. innovation from our home base of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is home to 12 of the top 20 pharma firms in the world, six of the global top 10 medical device firms, and major aerospace and space companies like Maxar. It’s also home to 31 Internet providers and three 5G networks.
Jimmy Carter once said “We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes and different dreams.” Wovenware is proud to be a piece of that mosaic – rooted in our heritage, but weaving into the fabric of the tech future.