6 Major Companies that are #ProudtoBe Friends of the LGBT Community

5 Companies that are #ProudToBe Friends of the LGBT Community

Each year, millions of Americans attend parades, conferences, and special corporate events in June in honor of LGBT Pride Month. This month commemorates the struggles, successes, and incredible progress that the LGBT community has made within the last century. At Professional Diversity Network, we celebrate the value that the diverse backgrounds of LGBT employees bring to the workplace and we’re excited to show you 6 companies that do too. These companies are pioneers in continuing the movement towards inclusion and appreciation for America’s LGBT professionals!

1. Hyatt

Hyatt has long been a champion for the LGBT community in the workplace with its unique Diversity & Inclusion Framework. This framework not only tolerates, but works to embrace the colorful backgrounds that come from all walks of life. HyPride, Hyatt’s network for LGBT employees, ensures a welcoming and supportive environment for LGBT employees that encourages them to be authentic and become active in local efforts surrounding LGBT issues. For the 10th year in a row in 2014, Hyatt was also named one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” earning a 100% corporate equality index rating among many other diversity awards. View Their Jobs

2. MillerCoors

Named one the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” for the ninth consecutive year in 2014, MillerCoors takes pride in its relentless commitment to the LGBT community and preserving the rights and benefits of its members. MillerCoors has 11 employee resource groups, including LAGER (Lesbian and Gay Employee Resource) that works to provide support and a safe, open environment for LGBT employees. Additionally, MillerCoors was also named The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s Partner of the Year for their continued efforts in raising awareness for LGBT issues in the workplace and encouraging allied companies throughout the state to grow in their commitments to LGBT issues as well. View Their Jobs

3. Accenture

Accenture proudly fosters a work environment that provides its LGBT employees with communication platforms and support groups to ensure they have the resources they need to be authentic and successful members of the workplace. In addition to being named one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” for earning a 100% corporate equality index score in 2014, Accenture was named Corporation of the year by National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in 2012. Accenture has extensive LGBT networks including a global LGBT network, a support community for transgender employees, and an LGBT Ally program that integrates the inclusive support of non-LGBT employees. View Their Jobs

4. TekSystems

TekSystems has been known one of the largest and diverse providers of IT staffing solutions in the world. With a deployment of approximately 80,000 IT professionals, TekSystems takes great pride in diversifying its workplace with LGBT employees. In addition to its participation in a variety of college and university sales contests as well as sponsorships of diversity awards and events, TekSystems provides its employees with comprehensive resource groups in alignment with its diversity and inclusion initiatives. Pride@Tek is TekSystems’ LGBT community that partners with local leaders to help to identify and address various diversity opportunities. View Their Jobs

5. Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics has continually honored its commitment to maintaining a diverse workplace.  Quest Diagnostics has been found to consistently meet many of the needs of the LGBT community and has been able to surround these individuals with a workplace that supports its diverse lifestyles and backgrounds. Additionally, Quest Diagnostics holds diversity celebrations that embrace these unique personal characteristics including holding one for LGBT pride month. Many of these qualities are a part of Quest Diagnostics’ diversity initiatives that employees as part of its dedication to including unique skills and backgrounds within its workforce. View Their Jobs

6. PricewaterhouseCoopers

For a large global organization, PricewaterhouseCoopers has been able to make its inclusion efforts for improving diversity extraordinarily personal. Through the use of video and personal stories, they connect the value of employee differences and corporate goals. PwC has a world class mentoring initiative and was named #5 on the “DiversityInc Top 50” list in 2014! Through their resource group GLEE@PwC, they provide business networking opportunities for LGBT employees including and not limited to speaker series, speed mentoring, volunteering, and more.

These are some examples of the many companies within our network that are #ProudToBe seeking diverse talent, just like you. We are continually working to find thriving work environments that are looking for diverse talent. To make sure that you’re continuing to connect with great companies like these that are #ProudToBe full of pride, be sure to update your profile and create job alerts and get access to the freshest job opportunities!

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