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How Autodesk Recovers Stronger

Impact Employer Autodesk puts its people at the center of its ongoing recovery efforts by making every employee a company owner through stock grants.

August 5, 2020

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Impact Employer Autodesk puts its people at the center of its ongoing recovery efforts by making every employee a company owner through stock grants.

Cat Ward Vice President 
Laura Roberts Senior Director
Recover Stronger Founding Coalition Member
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Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced the outcome of someone using their software.

The company, similar to those of other Impact Employers, are demonstrating inclusive leadership in this time of economic hardship. Their priority remains the health and wellbeing of employees, customers, and partners.

As an early response to COVID-19, Autodesk took precautionary measures to minimize the potential impact of coronavirus on their communities and their business by providing flexible hours, and new employee holidays to avoid burnout; encouraging employees to work from home with a stipend to improve their workspaces and; providing resources and support for inner well-being, social connection, and physical health.

In addition, Autodesk is committed to hiring as planned and has shifted to all virtual interviews and onboarding. This includes welcoming new summer interns who can still expect to receive mentorship, collaborate with peers, and learn about and contribute to priority projects for the company through virtual experiences.

Finally, in an effort to place people at the center in its ongoing recovery efforts, Autodesk has made every employee a company owner through stock grants. Together, these are tangible ways Autodesk is prioritizing the long-term success of its employees and ensuring we all Recover Stronger.

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When you invest in your workforce, you’re investing in society. At Autodesk we are proud to be a Founding Coalition member of Recover Stronger and are committed to building a resilient, diverse, and equitable culture at all levels. Last month we made every Autodesk employee an owner of the company through recently deployed stock grants. This is just one step in the right direction to driving a more inclusive workforce and equitable world.

Andrew Anagnost, President and CEO, Autodesk

Recover Stronger mobilizes Impact Employers to create a more equitable economic recovery by prioritizing the well-being and advancement of the people who make their companies run. Its focus is on those who have faced the greatest challenges in the COVID-19 crisis, particularly frontline workers, people of color, and low-income people.

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