The tech industry is celebrating Pride Month throughout June. Innovation thrives when diverse communities are able to freely and equally share their ideas. Tech is committed to promoting an inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of our nation’s customers and people, amplifying underrepresented voices, and helping LGBTQ+ businesses thrive. In this week’s Tech At Work, learn how tech is celebrating pride and equality for all.
This Pride month, Meta is celebrating the LGBTQ+ communities that are shaping culture and influencing how gender identity is expressed. Across Meta’s platforms, the company is elevating the LGBTQ+ community in immersive experiences, launching new expression tools and resources for LGBTQ+ people, amplifying LGBTQ+ creators, and supporting LGBTQ+ business owners.
DoorDash is working to empower the LGBTQ+ community by amplifying LGBTQ+ voices, supporting nonprofits serving LGBTQ+ people, and highlighting LGBTQ+ employees, Dashers, merchants, and community stories. DoorDash is also donating $25,000 to Point of Pride to help trans people feel seen and supported through access to lifesaving health and wellness services.
Deloitte is ensuring employees feel safe to be themselves and thrive at work. The company launched #QueerAllYear, a campaign exploring LGBTQ+ perspectives and experiences in the workplace, and the role allies play in supporting the queer community. The campaign will keep the spotlight on helping LGBTQ+ friends, family, and colleagues feel seen, valued, and included throughout the year. The company will also amplify the voices of the Deloitte LGBTQ+ community and allies by sharing their personal stories in their film series, “Can You See Me?”
Salesforce’s equality group, Outforce, brings together employees who are members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. The company is also celebrating Pride around the world by hosting educational events, fundraisers, and participating in pride parades. In addition, Salesforce is sharing several ways to help become an LGBTQ+ ally: listen and educate yourself, language matters, speak up against hate, and support LGBTQ+ nonprofits.
Comcast is leveraging its platforms to share stories from the LGBTQ+ community. Comcast is featuring community-recommended content and special collections curated by its in-house LGBTQ+ editor, with customers able to access free content. In addition, the company is releasing new content including movies with an all openly LGBTQ+ cast and interviews with champions of the LGBTQ+ community.
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