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Five9 Celebrates Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Alondra Mendoza Social Marketing Coordinator

In May, Five9 celebrated Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM), which commemorates the history, culture, and achievements of all Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans. Five9’s employee resource group, APIDA, led several internal activations, including hosting an interactive and educational AAPI themed bingo event, and sharing weekly fun facts and favorite Asian dishes/desserts with the team. Our marketing team also hosted a virtual event to celebrate both AAPIHM and Mental Health Awareness Month titled, "AAPI Month Wellness Class.” Confetti led a relaxing and transformative session.

In collaboration with APIDA, the Social Marketing team was honored to have spotlighted AAPI employees throughout the month on our social platforms, which include: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. Check out what our employees had to say as they shared their thoughts on the following questions:

  • Describe any family traditions that are important to you.

  • What is a core value you hold close to your heart that your family/grandparents say to hold onto? 

CIndy Seto

"In our family food = love. We have a secret family recipe that is over 11 generations old and it is handed down verbally from one generation to another."
– Cindy Seto, Sr. Customer Marketing Manager

Spring festival

"Spring Festival aka Chinese New Year is akin to Christmas. We get extended family together, share a feast and general revelry!" 
– Trey Cole, Mid Market Account Manager


"My family loves food, so we make it a habit to go to each other's house and prepare a big meal! Food always brings us together." 
– Margarita Maligaya, Associate Platform Engineer II

Rennie's family

"Education! As a teenager, I didn't realize the importance of education, until I was able to visit my mother's province in the Philippines = Masantol, Pampanga. Knowing where she came from and why her family put such a BIG emphasis on education, made me want to prioritize education." 
– Rennie Nastor, Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner

We hope this inspires you to continue to learn, educate, and embrace your culture and others! To learn more, visit  

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Alondra Mendoza Social Marketing Coordinator

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