On August 2nd 2019, Voxpro – powered by TELUS International will sponsor and host a community barbecue at our Cork site as part of the annual Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival.
Pride is a perfect fit for Voxpro. It represents being accepted for who you are, something that aligns with one of our core values ‘You Belong’. It is our belief that all organisations should not only embrace diversity and inclusion, but build strategies around it to drive forward that message of belonging.
Indeed, good business is all about respecting and celebrating people for who they are and this philosophy has ensured that Voxpro is as high-performing as it is diverse. It’s the diversity of our workforce that makes us who we are and we are proud to have nurtured an inclusive culture, something that has evolved organically over the years.
But backing Pride is not only about making good business sense, it helps tackle social issues too. Pride creates visibility of the LGBT+ community in the workplace and encourages people to bring their true selves to work. It also reminds younger members of the LGBT+ community that they are not alone.
Pride presents an opportunity to celebrate gender and sexual diversity and it creates a space for people to be free to express themselves. Pride also advances the conversation around challenges facing the LGBT+ community and how they can be addressed.
Pride means freedom. Pride means acceptance. Pride is sharing love and understanding that being loved is the most precious gift in life.
At Voxpro, we’re proud of who we are and proud to be backing Pride, now and in the future.
“Pride means staying true to you being you.”
Here’s what four Voxpronians have to say about what Pride means to them.
Kevin O’Sullivan, Trust & Safety Specialist
“Pride to me means accepting who I am or who you are. In the end, I am who I am. Regardless of our gender identity, I am me and you are you – and that won’t change regardless of what people say. That is what Pride means to me.”
Kayleigh Cronin, CX Specialist at Voxpro
“Pride allows for everyone from a variety of different backgrounds to come together and celebrate humanity, love and acceptance. While I am not a member of the community, I will celebrate my friends, colleagues and family being who they are unconditionally.”
Marta Carboni, Team Manager
“Pride to me is the joy, the pleasure of being who you are and enjoying it. Pride is a great big family and this means that ‘nobody is left behind or forgotten’, a quote taken from Disney movie Lilo and Stitch. My own family has always educated us on this principle: we are all humans and we belong together.”
Saoirse Mackin, Training/Quality Lead
“To me, Pride means being accepting of others and understanding that everyone is unique, being proud of who you are and expressing yourself however it makes you comfortable. Pride means staying true to you being you.”
For details of other events taking place as part of Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival visit www.corkpride.com. Enjoy this post? You might be interested to discover why bathroom gender laws saw us pull out of a major US deal.