As June 2022 comes to a close, we hope that you have been able to celebrate LGBTQ+ joy, allyship, and resilience this month. We have been hard at work and have an exciting collection of resources, spotlights, and announcements to share with you in a special Pride edition of the PIOW Newsletter.
Each LGBTQ+ person carries with them their own understanding of LGBTQ+ Pride and Allyship. As our annual “Pride Season” comes to a close, we are pausing to explore these concepts further with the hope that their deeper significance will be felt long after the wave of marketing campaigns and social initiatives end on June 30. We posed the following question to our Board: What do Pride and Allyship mean to you?
PIOW hosted a panel discussion focused on the needs of young adults who are navigating career access, mobility, and workplace culture for the first time. Boston’s nonprofit leaders joined us to unpack the systemic barriers that can work against LGBTQ+ young adults as they seek to secure and maintain employment. Included in post – full panel recording, event recap, and best practices.
We credit those who have fought before us, who advocate and carry the weight of social justice labor in this moment, and the next generation of leaders who will continue the LGBTQ+ liberation movement for years to come. In honor of Pride Month, let’s celebrate five major LGBTQ+ milestones of the last decade, together.
LGBTQ+ Pride Month is upon us, and it’s a time to both celebrate the progress made and acknowledge the work yet to be done in our community. This is also a month where LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are often asked to drive their organizations’ recognition of Pride. While this seems intimidating, we’re here to say it doesn’t need to be a lot of work! We have 5 easy ways that your ERG can make an impact.
Implementing a robust, ongoing self-identification program in your organization can be a significant milestone in your journey to developing a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce. In this blog post, we’ll review key steps, discussed during a recent Pride In Our Workplace roundtable of HR and DEI leaders, to ensure your self-identification campaign is a success.
We are proud to announce the launch of the new Pride in Our Workplace Community Grant Program. Starting April 13, 2022, Pride in Our Workplace is inviting early-stage LGBTQ+ nonprofits to apply to receive small capital grants aimed at bolstering the workforce capacity of community-serving organizations.