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What Companies Are Doing to Celebrate Pride and Be Inclusive

This June, we once again celebrate Pride Month, where we honor the achievements and history of the LGBTQ+ community and consider the work we still have left to do to accomplish true inclusion and equity. Different organizations choose different ways to celebrate Pride and share their commitment to inclusivity. Here are just a few:


Papa John’s has earned a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index. Its commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion and equality has included integrating self-identification best practices at every level, incorporating gender-neutral bathrooms at the corporate hub, supporting a diverse supplier initiative, and continually working with the company’s “Flavor Pride” Inclusion Resource Group (IRG).


AbbVie’s employee resource groups include AbbVie PRIDE, an LGBTQ+ group dedicated to encouraging everyone to be able to bring their full, authentic selves to work. They work to support the community in clear and visible ways, further education and awareness around LGBTQ+ issues, and foster a sense of community both internally and externally.


The North Face has committed funds and resources to its Explore Fund, an initiative created to provide grants to organizations that remove barriers, support DEI internally and externally, and make exploration itself more accessible. In 2023, the company’s “Summer of Pride” includes a series of outdoor events across the country, plus Pride merch and advertising.


Coach is selling a limited-edition Pride collection, with profits going to support the Hetrick-Martin Institute (a nonprofit organization serving LGBTQ+ youth), Point Foundation (a scholarship fund) and CenterLink Community of LGBTQ Centers (an organization creating supportive environments for LGBTQ+ young people to thrive).


Ulta Beauty is building off of its 2022 commitment to investing $50 million in DEI, with initiatives including media investments to connect with diverse consumers, partnering with diverse brands, and more. For Pride Month, Ulta is spotlighting LGBTQ+-founded and owned brands and supporting the work of PFLAG.


These are just a few of the many, many companies taking visible and meaningful steps towards DEI now and every month. When we build inclusive communities and organizations, we all win.

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