Shire’s Pride Month Celebrations Bring Together Employees Globally

Aug 9, 2017 11:10 AM ET
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Shire employees across the globe celebrated Pride Month in June through a variety of events ranging from city-wide parades to local panel events. Activities were led by B-Equal, Shire’s Business Resource Group (BRG) that supports the inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Professionals (LGBT+) and their Allies. Hundreds of colleagues, along with their family and friends, joined together to show their support of the LGBT+ community and recognize the importance of being an inclusive workplace.

For example, all Shire employees were invited to participate via video broadcast in a special panel discussion Then and Now: Perspectives from the LBGT+ Community on June 23 organized by B-Equal’s Northern Illinois chapter. The event featured several guest speakers who shared their personal stories on how major events in the LBGT+ community’s history shaped their careers, lives, goals and dreams.

Shire’s B-Equal BRG serves as an advocate for LGBT+ patients, employees and their families. In addition, B-Equal encourages mutually beneficial relationships with customers, suppliers and other groups in the community to support inclusionary practices around the world.