“I am not only a member of the Armed Forces. I am a son, a brother, a friend, a member of my community, African American, and proudly gay.” -Booz Allen Senior Business Performance Analyst William Pickens
For many of Booz Allen’s LGBTQ+ employees, military service is another important part of their identity. Founded by a veteran and with veterans representing one-third of its employees, Booz Allen proudly supports its LGBTQ+ military employees—this Pride month and every month. Two of their stories follow.
2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Pride celebrations around the world, and we believe the value of an inclusive and diverse work culture is more important than ever. Our GroPride employee resource group––a group dedicated to cultivating an inclusive, supportive global network to empower diverse employees––hosted activities throughout the month of June to educate and empower our workforce. We’re proud to share what Pride at ScottsMiracle-Gro means to them.
LGBTQ+ employees around the world share personal stories about what it means to bring their whole selves to work at Merck
It can be as simple as sharing your weekend plans with coworkers, or having a photo of your partner on your desk. When you feel free to be yourself at work, even the seemingly small things can have a big impact on your happiness and wellbeing.
Even though the way we celebrate pride is different this year, it's as important as ever to work toward a better future for those who continue to stand up to injustice and inequality. Join us by donating your miles to partner charities or campaigns that benefit LGBTQ causes in the communities we serve.
Last year, with your help, we raised more than 1 million miles. This year, take pride in your miles by donating to organizations like:
International Women in Engineering Day annually celebrates the valuable contribution of women in the engineering field. At Arrow, we encourage more young women to pursue important engineering roles as technology is integrated into all aspects of our lives and work. To mark the day, here are three engineers at Arrow whose work demonstrates how engineering makes the benefits of technology accessible to as many people as possible.
“Pride Lives On is about the fact that as a community, we keep finding ways to come together, even when things look bleak and we’re kept apart. It’s about being sure that we be ourselves, and it’s about remembering that our existence continues to be a radical act, one that can and will change the world.”
From accessing healthcare to introducing a new name and pronouns at work, transgender individuals can experience many challenges on the journey to their authentic selves. A strong support system can make those challenges easier.
by Reed Michaelsen, Senior Instructional Designer, Global Learning & Development
This month, ON Semiconductor takes the opportunity to celebrate Pride by encouraging all of our employees to celebrate themselves, each other and the qualities that make us different. In January 2020, ON Semiconductor launched its newest Affinity Network Group (ANG), Continua, a global source of advocacy, networking and education for all employees on LGBTQ+ topics. At the core of Continua is the belief that all employees, regardless of gender identity, expression or sexual orientation have one thing in common: we are human.