D&I Weekly News Round Up: Discrimination, LGBTQ+ and More


By Caroline Berns, Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round Up. Today we are talking about psychological safety at work, young workers and presenteeism, a software changing accents, and Singapore decriminalizing gay sex.


Ericsson Celebrates Diversity at Stockholm Pride

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Last week Ericsson was part of Stockholm Pride. Ericsson employees, together with friends and families, marched with a spectacular rainbow float, sending across our message of diversity & inclusion.

Transgender Inclusion: Embracing Difference in the Workplace


A recent talent report from LinkedIn suggests that potential new hires rank a company’s culture more important than compensation and benefits when considering a new job, and “for employers to attract and retain talent, they will need to put their employees first and ensure they feel cared for and supported.”

A New Chapter in Inclusivity: How LGBTQ+ Audiences Are Reviving Traditional Media


Global attitudes about the LGBTQ+ community have evolved dramatically over the past decade or so, and with more choices for content than ever before, LGBTQ+ audiences are flocking to content providers—and advertisers—offering authenticity and inclusion.

Consumers surveyed for our international LGBTQ+ inclusive media perceptions study find the most advertising inclusion on emerging media channels. Social media and influencers lead the way when it comes to perceptions of inclusivity, while LGBTQ+ people view newspapers and radio as least inclusive.

Franklin Templeton Celebrates LGBTQ+ Inclusion


Franklin Templeton’s Pride business resource group (BRG), in partnership with the firm’s specialist investment managers, hosted 21 events in honor of Pride Month, celebrated around the world each June.

“Pride Month is a time to celebrate our diversity and embrace our true selves,” said Ianna Obligar, Associate Program Manager, Global Programs, and Pride BRG Global Lead.

The theme for this year’s events was “better together” because it was the first time in two years that employees could celebrate together in person.

A Month Full of Events

The Home Depot Expands Partnership With the Human Rights Campaign Foundation


The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation works to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people.

While The Home Depot has partnered with the HRC Foundation in the past to advance meaningful change, we've expanded our partnership to support multiple initiatives that align with key commitments around advancing education for all, specifically within diverse communities.

Albertsons Companies and the Albertsons Pride Alliance Donate $16,000 to the Trevor Project

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The Albertsons Pride Alliance celebrates the company's recent donation to The Trevor Project, an organization working towards creating a safer world for LGBTQ+ youth. Hear from the Pride Alliance board, Albertsons Companies Executives Susan Morris and Christy Duncan-Anderson, and Trevor Project representative Adali Hernandez about the importance of this partnership!

Learn more about our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts on our website.

PNC, Pride and Progress: 20 Years of Inclusion

Senior Recruiting Director Josh Stewart looks back on his two decades of work at PNC and reflects on how far they’ve both come.

As I was preparing for PNC’s annual LGBTQ+ Undergraduate Summit – one part of the bank’s annual Leadership & Education for Advancing Diversity (LEAD) Summit Series – I wondered to myself if programs like this one were still needed in 2022. So much progress has been made by the LGBTQ+ community, and employers like PNC have come a long way in the 20+ years since I first joined the workforce.

Tapestry Celebrates Authentically Being Yourself

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"A tapestry takes different threads and weaves them together to create something even more beautiful.” Today, and every day, we celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. In this video from our Prouder Together ERG, hear from employees across Tapestry on the power of diversity, the role inclusion plays in culture, and what it means to authentically be yourself.

About Tapestry, Inc.

Celebrating Pride This Month - and Every Month

How Medtronic is creating a culture of belonging for the LGBTQ+ community

After recently moving with her wife and soon-to-be 3-year-old son, Anna Forsberg plans to spend much of June settling into their new house. It’s going to be a rather low-key Pride month for Forsberg, director of strategy and business development in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for Medtronic.

And she wouldn’t have it any other way.


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