IGCC & RGCA Coffee Break

Be You, Be Loved, Stay Loud, & Be Proud: Representation Matters

June 23, 2022 @ 10:30 AM CDT

The month of June is a month to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Over the last decade, there have been massive strides supporting the LGBTQ+ community throughout society and within the workforce! This does not mean that the fight for inclusion is over!

Nearly 1 in 10 LGBTQ+ people within the US have experienced workplace discrimination, and almost HALF have faced employment bias at some point within their careers (NBCNEWS).  While having this month to the community is a reason to celebrate, it doesn't wash away the issues that still stand.

We’ve gathered ERG leaders from several different brands to discuss their journey: the challenges, wins, how LGBTQ+ intersects with other ERG groups & communities, and lessons learned in creating a brand culture of inclusion, belonging, and safe space within their organizations to speak up for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. 

Moderator: Benita Johnson, Home Chef
Panelists: Duane Aldridge, Applebee’s; Sarah Thomas, Home Chef; Maritza Morales , Walmart

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