“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.
My Story: The 2020 Storytelling Challenge Highlights Social Justice and the Fight for Equality
June 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - With the launch of My Story: The 2020 Storytelling Challenge, Girl Rising and HP invite individuals across the globe to share stories of how young leaders are fighting for human rights, racial justice, gender equity, and girls’ education at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is revealing deeply entrenched inequities. Through My Story, Girl Rising is accepting narrative, video, digital image, or audio submissions that tell stories of the leadership, courage and creativity that young people are demonstrating to build a better future.
As part of its ongoing initiatives to raise awareness of diversity and inclusion, CNH Industrial rolled out the #WeareMulti communications campaign targeting all employees in South America. The main objective of the campaign was to foster engagement and respect for others, by leveraging CNH Industrial’s diverse environment and its employees’ many different stories and backgrounds.
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.
A big shout-out to the world's women engineers today! I'm actually posting this on the evening of the 22nd here in CA as it's already the 23rd in Europe and Asia. Now in its seventh year, INWED is celebrated on June 23rd because it was on that date in 1919 (yes, 101 years ago) that the Women's Engineering Society was founded in Birmingham, England.
“Role model to many and a true, innovative leader whose contributions deserve to be highlighted,” is how JD Kathuria, WashingtonExec founder and CEO, describes Booz Allen Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Susan Penfield.“She perfectly embodies what the Lifetime Achievement Award stands for.”
Event moves online to share stories and encourage conversations about equality, diversity, and recovery of the hospitality industry
CORAL GABLES, Fla., June 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Spirit Forward Womxn’s Empowerment Series powered by Bacardi Women in Leadership is back for its third consecutive year of conversation, education, and inspiration – this time online and for free. The series takes place online on Tuesday, June 23, from 1- 5 p.m. ET.