Beyond Pride: Building Strong Diversity and Inclusion Programs

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Today, June 28, marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, demonstrations widely considered the most formative event to formally start the fight for LGBTQ rights in New York City and the United States as a whole. As June comes to a close and the city begins celebrating World Pride this weekend, enterprises should be thinking about how to extend the spirit of Pride month and embrace the importance of diversity and inclusion. Long after companies have retired their rainbow logos, they still face increasing need to build and maintain meaningful policies and programs in practice.

Whether looking to start a formal diversity and inclusion initiative, review existing policies, or audit the efficacy of D&I programs, here are some key resources companies can use to build better workplaces for LGBTQ employees and the workforce at large:

RIMS has also been increasingly focused on diversity and inclusion initiatives for both members and the organization itself with Risk Management Magazine content, webinars and conference networking events. Special thanks to Joshua Lamangan, senior membership manager at RIMS, for sharing many of the resources above from his work leading the RIMS Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council.

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