What is Taste of TELUS (ToT)? It’s a celebration of the richness of TELUS’ cultural brand and the diversity of our team. ToT is an event during Canadian Multiculturalism week (June 23-27), where team members celebrate our mix of cultural heritage with a feast of traditional cultural dishes from around the world. There will be 33 events in 13 cities across Canada. And, for the first time, this event will be celebrated internationally with TELUS International in the Philippines, El Salvador and Guatemala.
TELUS foodies unite across the globe!
I don’t know about you but I love food! Food makes me happy, and it’s a great reason to gather with family and friends. ToT provides an opportunity to bring team members together to learn about each other, build our understanding of world views and expand our personal and professional networks. This annual event helps energize our work environment and enables us to celebrate our cultural backgrounds and individuality through food.
This past March, I visited my parents in my native county of El Salvador where TELUS International has several locations. The team welcomed me with open arms and I had the pleasure to sit with one of our agents and listen to some calls. It was through this interaction that I realized that we did not know much about each other’s work or personal worlds. That is when the spark came to my mind to help open the channels of communications between our teams to recognize our contributions, learn from each other and most of all, feel that we are part of a global team.
I came back to Canada and soon after started planning the ToT celebrations. Alongside the Diversity & Inclusiveness Council and Mosaic board, I invited our TELUS International sites to join ToT. This is a great opportunity for TELUS team members across the globe to connect at a personal level and celebrate our uniqueness through a global multicultural feast!
Join the conversation – #TasteOfTELUS
All our team members attending local ToT events are encouraged to engage in our multicultural journey by connecting with peers from around the world, through this blog and by using #TasteOfTELUS to connect our conversations in social media. We will also have a live event stream from El Salvador on June 24th from 12 to 2 p.m. MST. Click here to view the live event during that time.
ToT is organized by MOSAIC, a TELUS employee resource group endeavoured to unleash the power of TELUS’ multicultural talent to drive leadership in likelihood to recommend for our customers, team members, and communities. Click here to view a video clip from last year’s ToT event and a brief introduction to Mosaic. To learn more about Mosaic please email us at Mosaic@telus.com.
Rosa Galdamez is a Business Analyst with TELUS, and the TELUS MOSAIC prime for Alberta, Canada.