Our Values: A Message to Our Team
June 3, 2020
We continue to be grateful for the professionalism you have exhibited during the pandemic. We suspect you may have already been a bit weary as we entered the 13th mile of the coronavirus marathon.
Now, the events that took place last week in Minneapolis and across our country are weighing heavily on all of our hearts and minds.
We have always deeply understood the importance of fostering SageLife to be an organization guided by values. In times of uncertainty, it is more important than ever to reflect on what our values mean to us.
We want to be unequivocal in our position. SageLife stands with those who stand for diversity, inclusion, and equity for all. We know that the negative impact of cumulative, systemic racism is real and we value our rights as Americans to peacefully speak out against injustice.
This is a moment in our nation’s history where we want nothing more than a return to normalcy from the Covid-19 lockdowns, however, we do not want that normalcy to include unequal access to education, health care, or opportunity based upon one’s race or gender.
We have many miles to run. Please take time to care for yourself. Our leadership will share with you the emotional support and mental health resources that are available to you.
At a time where so many hearts are heavy, ours are filled with gratitude. Be Well.
Kelly Andress, Founder & President
Kim Smith, Vice President of Operations