Gartner is a place where you can be who you are and is consistently ranked as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ equality. Read on to learn about our Pride at Gartner employee resource group (ERG) and discover how Gartner is celebrating Pride month.
Our Pride at Gartner employee resource group represents LGBTQ+ associates and allies by leading educational sessions and supporting the development of policies and practices that increase understanding of gender identity and expression in the workplace. We are thankful to Pride at Gartner and our associates for driving change and creating a greater sense of belonging. Watch the video below to learn more about our Pride at Gartner ERG.
In celebration of Pride Month, our Pride at Gartner ERG organized a variety of events for associates to join. Throughout the month, associates will be encouraged to learn about the LGBTQ+ community and discover ways to make a difference by participating in discussions with a number of organizations who will be hosting Community Impact Speaker Series Events. Associates are invited to join the Resource Center’s Transgender Education and Advocacy for a discussion to help educate associates about unconscious bias. Next, the African Rainbow family will lead a discussion for associates to learn about their organization and how they support the LGBTQ+ community. Associates are also invited to join a discussion with the Naz Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to create a just and equitable society by transforming individuals from socially and economically excluded communities into agents of change.
Associates are also given an opportunity to celebrate Pride through various in-person and virtual activities. Associates in our Sydney office are invited to kickoff Vivid Sydney, a 23 day festival of lights, music, and ideas, with an in-person get-together open to all associates. Those based in our Arlington office are welcome to march in the in-person Washington D.C. Pride Parade with their colleagues, including Ken Allard, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Sponsor of Pride. And, for anyone unable to attend or not located in the Washington D.C. area, there will be a virtual Pride Parade to honor the history of the LGBTQ+ community and demonstrate their allyship.
Finally, our associates are invited to a panel discussion with Ken Allard. Panelists will share what it means to be your authentic self at work, which key issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community are near and dear to their hearts and the role allies play in our march forward together.