End of 2020 Message from the Founder

Sujata Chaudhry, founder and CEO of Tangible Development, poses for a photo at her office on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Latham, N.Y. (Paul Buckowski / Times Union)

“Looking back on 2020, our small but mighty team has continued to step up on behalf of all those we serve…[and] we very much appreciate the opportunity to serve you…thank you for honoring us with your trust.”

As we close 2020 and look ahead to the New Year, I am grateful to our clients, community and our team for valuing diversity, equity and inclusion. The historic impact from the coronavirus has required us all to rethink our values and behaviors. During this time, we have remained focused on being here for you.

Steering through the challenges of the pandemic, the protests and the politics has not been easy for leaders, our workforce, communities or individuals, but we are committed to helping you navigate through each unique experience and perspective to plan for a more inclusive future. Our mission is to ignite individual potential, humanize business, and transform organizations. Diversity, equity, and inclusion work is about real people, authentic conversations about critical issues, and innovative solutions that have tangible impacts. It is a responsibility and privilege that we take very seriously.

Looking back on 2020, our small but mighty team has continued to step up on behalf of all those we serve:

  • Working with Schenectady City Mission, our clients, and partners, our team collected and donated over a hundred coats to Operation Warm and Safe to ensure no one is homeless and unprotected from the cold temperatures.
  • We provided pro bono services to organizations impacted by the budget cuts and the pandemic valuing 10% of our revenue.
  • We partnered with DOBEs to provide PPE supplies for our staff.
  • We volunteered and donated to the Red Cross and Albany Medical Center.

During this unprecedented time, we have continued to invest in serving you even better by growing our team of experts. Your trust in us has allowed us to double our revenue, add three new members to our team and pivot to support the needs of our ever changing workforce. As we adjust to working remotely, limited childcare, the pandemic, and the safety of our loved ones young and old, we are enabled by technology and a deep understanding of your needs to provide you solutions at every step in your organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion journey.

We very much appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and I personally thank you for honoring us with your trust. Happy New Year as we reboot and restart in 2021.


Sujata Chaudhry Signature