Welcome to the Pride in Our Workplace Blog. As an organization, we strive to deliver best practices in DEI, LGBTQ+ workplace policy, and professional development. We hope to use this platform as a forum to spotlight important, often unheard points of view to inspire impactful thought leadership.
July Newsletter: Best Practices in Inclusion and Allyship
July 20, 2021
We hope that you had an incredible Pride month in June, and we’re excited to be able to share our latest resources to help you and your teams continue to celebrate LGBTQ+ professionals year-round!
The Do’s and Don’ts of Trans Allyship
July 18, 2021
In May and June, we were joined by two panels of gender-diverse professionals and industry leaders to explore best practices in workplace inclusion. We learned that allyship is an ongoing practice of educating oneself, listening to understand the needs of others, and taking action to advocate for those in the community you’re trying to support. However we identify individually, allyship is something that we all must work towards together.
Balancing the Burden of Education with Trevor Boylston
July 17, 2021
As a panelist on the Learning from Lived Experience Panel, Trevor spoke to the challenges of existing as an out transgender man in professional spaces, as well as the opportunities for learning and change that can present themselves when you choose to share your identity with those around you.
Trans Workplace Inclusion Series – Recap and Resources
July 16, 2021
Drawing from the lived experience of trans professionals and industry leaders, PIOW’s Trans Workplace Inclusion Series explored the complexities of coming out and transitioning in professional spaces, strategies for seeking and signaling allyship, and the need to back inclusion policies with consistent trans-affirming practices.
LGBTQ+ Allyship Checklist and Educational Resources
June 30, 2021
The end of June marks the end of LGBTQ+ Pride month, but it shouldn’t mark the end of LGBTQ+ allyship. As this month comes to a close, PIOW encourages everyone to commit or recommit to supporting all members of the LGBTQ+ community year-round. Not sure where to start? Our team created an LGBTQ+ allyship checklist to meet you wherever you are in your allyship journey.
Expanding our Board
June 27, 2021
After a year of organizational growth, our team is excited to announce that we have welcomed six members onto our Board of Directors. Without further ado, join us in welcoming the newest members of the PIOW team!
Celebration, Education, and Accountability on Juneteenth
June 18, 2021
Progress towards a more equitable future can begin when we center Black LGBTQ+ individuals, experiences, and histories in our collective advocacy. By deepening our understanding of the systemic oppression faced by Black and marginalized communities, we become better equipped to push for larger workplace and societal change.
Newsletter: Spring Updates and Events
April 21, 2021
Registration is now open for the PIOW Trans Workplace Inclusion Series. In this quarter’s newsletter we talk about recent and upcoming events, reflect on racial equity, and share some of the ways our organization is growing.
Opening Dialogues on Racial Equity
April 16, 2021
How can individuals begin to address racial inequities at work? What steps can we take to ensure the creation of more equitable spaces for all employees in our organizations? In June and October of 2020, Pride in Our Workplace posed these questions to community leaders in the two-part virtual panel series titled, The Intersection of LGBTQ+ Equality and Racial Justice.
Data-Driven DEI Strategies
March 16, 2021
During February’s Cope & Hope virtual event, PIOW President John Basile had the opportunity to interview Cogo Labs’ Braden Marstaller. Although Braden is still early in his career, he is already leading his ERG, pushing innovative DEI solutions, and championing LGBTQ+ inclusion at work.
Coping & Hoping as a Community
March 9, 2021
Pride in Our Workplace invited LGBTQ+ and allied professionals to share their strategies for coping, staying hopeful, and continuing to advocate for more equitable spaces.
Newsletter: 2020 Year in Review
January 7, 2021
The PIOW team is excited to share our first official newsletter. Last year, we gathered DEI executives, HR professionals, and ERG representatives to share best practices in leadership, center LGBTQ+ perspectives on timely issues, and build a capacity for growth and understanding within the organizations we serve.