Let me introduce myself. My name is NataLee Wilkins Allen. My father started ClearBags when I was 12 years old. I have grown up with this company. I love ClearBags with all my heart. I have worked in almost every department over the years (not IT- I don’t think I could ever do IT). It has been so fun to watch it grow and change and develop. We have come so far; I love being a part of this growing family.

ClearBags has been a thriving business for 28 years. We can attribute many things to the success we have enjoyed. Good leaders, hard work, caring employees, great products, and wonderful customers and suppliers all make the list. There is one other factor that particularly stands out to me today. That is diversity. We have built so much on diversity – diversity of products, diversity of industries that we serve, diversity of suppliers, and diversity of people.

We at ClearBags love to celebrate diversity. We love the fact that our employees come from many different backgrounds and cultures. We hail from all over the United States and many countries. If English isn’t your first language, we might have someone who can assist you in your native tongue. At the present time, we collectively speak, English, Spanish, French, Hmong, Hindi, Portuguese, Cantonese, and Mandarin. We have employed employees as young as 14 and as old as 90. We love and welcome all people regardless of ethnic background, skin color, gender, or age.

I am truly saddened by the unrest in the world today. Our world has been put through so much lately. At ClearBags we oppose prejudice against any group of people. We believe in freedom, kindness, and human decency. We all need to work together to build bridges of communication and understanding and embrace the wonderful, beautiful diversity all around us.

Diversity has made ClearBags stronger. Those who embrace it are better for it. I know I am.

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“In Diversity, there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou