Hello! Here @PatPomies again 🙂
June is gone (how fast half of 2021 has run!), a month that is very important for everyone. It was the LGBTQ+ Pride Month and the community joined worldwide to remember the Stonewall riots that broke out in Greenwich Village, New York, on June 28, 1969, after a police raid in one of the most popular gay clubs of the city and the clients bravely went out to protest.
I was lucky that I was raised without binary stereotypes: my “normal” was that which was not normal for many people. To a great extent, I owe that to my family, who always gave me confidence to freely choose what I wanted for my life and whoever I loved to be happy. Today, I try for that openness and sense of freedom to be breathed in my own family and that my daughter grows in an environment where she feels free to choose among infinite possibilities. An environment as the one I had.
Globant celebrates the LGBTQ+ Pride Month promoting a true culture of inclusion
June is one of the months in which I feel more proud about Globant. I enjoy seeing how culture becomes an integral part of each glober. Diversity and inclusion are at the core of our culture: they nurture our innovation and connect us with our customers and the communities we serve.
As Chief Operations Officer and global head of People, it is rewarding to see the creation and growth of several initiatives with the mission of bringing to life one of Globant’s main purposes: creating an equitable world for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, religion, or sexual orientation. Our Diversity Pod has taken this mission to different areas and regions of the company, and favored a diverse view; it has given visibility to the creation of communities and even driven the formal creation of a global inclusion and diversity area.
Today it is, among many other things, the team behind the scene of each of the vibrant experiences we live during the LGBTQ+ Pride Month.
One of the ways to celebrate, support and raise awareness on the rights of the community is to talk about these issues. In this second edition of Be One Of A Kind we deal with some of them:
- We will share a gender-sensitive communication guide that is useful for any organization or individual wishing to learn more about how to communicate inclusively.
- We will explore the concept of “new masculinities” and how they apply to traditional labor dynamics.
- We will tell you about the importance of talking about mental health within the LGBTQ+ community.
- We will also suggest that you get to know thoroughly the ADIM European Project “Advancing the management of LGBT diversity in the public and private sector” in which 16 companies and 8 public universities of Spain and Portugal participate with the aim of improving respect and inclusion of the LGBTQ community in work environments.
- We interviewed Black women from the tech industry, who will tell us their experience and that which technology companies may do for the industry to be more inclusive with women of color.
- We will also talk about work opportunities for trans population within the digital industry.
- Finally, we will get to know how companies may remove invisible barriers to job access for people with disabilities.
We are reflected by these stories and at the same time they invite us to grow and advance in this path of inclusion and diversity. We hope you enjoy them.
See you on our next issue!