Integer Pushing for Diversity and Inclusion on National Coming Out Day

 

By The Denver Egotist / /

National Coming Out Day is tomorrow, October 11th. This year, The Integer Group is launching the #ActOutInteger campaign to reflect its new, internal approach to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

“While diversity and inclusion have taken a front seat in the form of policies, employee network groups and annual celebrations, propelled by societal demands, we believe we can — and must — do more,” said Ellen Cook, President, Integer\Dallas and Integer\Los Angeles. “We believe that there isn’t one specific day or one specific month to address the truth and friction that many people face in the workplace, for example, the frictions that the LGBTQ community face through the daily process of coming out to each new person they meet.”

So Integer is “coming out” as an agency that embraces diversity and inclusion daily, in every touchpoint — from how they work, to where they work, to whom they work with — so that everyone who works within that agency’s walls feels that they are seen, heard and supported; they do not have to fear less privilege or access based on who they are, where they are from, or who they choose to love.

Bravo. 

Comments

  1. Madjack October 10, 2019

    I’m not a diversity expert or anything, but as an industry that’s dominated by white men, I probably wouldn’t have led with the white guy in my diversity poster serries. It seems kind of tone deaf to the whole issue.

  2. Tommy Thompson October 14, 2019

    Thank you Madjack for your comments. And thank you for illustrating what happens when you only see skin deep or a name. I actually am a 4th generation Nicaraguan on my father’s side and my mother is a 3rd generation Cuban. I was born in Nicaragua, raised in Venezuela and came to the US when I was 17. There is no one face or name that Hispanics in the US have. Hispanics come in many different sizes, colors, shapes and names.

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