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Each June, Americans observe LGBTQ+ Pride Month—a time to celebrate being one’s true self while raising awareness of the LGBTQ+ experience. During Pride Month, Oracle will shine a light on the outstanding people, programs, and events that are advancing the cause for the LGBTQ+ community.
Read on to learn more about how LGBTQ+ employees and allies are supported at Oracle.
The 24 Hour Pride webcast brings together LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies across the Oracle workforce for a global, virtual event. The Oracle Pride Employee Network (OPEN) welcomes all employees to join sessions dedicated to education, raising awareness, and even entertainment. You also can hear the stories of people within and outside Oracle who are trying to make a difference. Read this blog to learn more about 24 Hour Pride and OPEN at Oracle.
When Angela Jacobsen started working in the IT industry in 1987, the terms “diversity and incusion” were still unknown. For years, the idea of coming out was unthinkable, she said. But now, Jacobsen is motivated to be the role model she wished she had earlier in her a career - an individual who will push for visibility and an inclusive culture at work. Read this blog to find out how Jacobsen started the OPEN Chapter in Germany at Oracle and her other work in supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
Openness to change is what leads to innovation. As a firm believer of this, Oracle sourcing recruiter Neil Collins crafted the company’s approach to gender pronouns in recruiting and is committed to attracting a diverse new generation of LGBTQIA+ talent. Read this blog to learn more about pronoun awareness and what inspired Collins to build this program.
Bayard Rustin was a chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his most famous speech. Rustin often worked behind the scenes of the Civil Rights Movement, making his storied legacy as a member of both the Black and gay communities one that is unfamiliar to many people. Read this blog to see how the Oracle Pride Employee Network (OPEN) is celebrating his story in recognition of Pride Month.
In recognition of its proven commitment to building an inclusive culture, the Oracle Pride Employee Network (OPEN) was recognized with a 2021 Outie Award from Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. The award acknowledges OPEN as an Employee Resource Group of the Year for its work to provide a safe and authentic workplace that supports LGBTQ+ employees and allies. Read this blog to learn more about the award and the resources OPEN offers to Oracle employees.
Transitioning is a process that varies from person to person. How coming out at the workplace fits into that process is another story. It is a journey with much to navigate, from planning on how to share the news with your manager to speaking with your colleagues—in some cases, even customers—about your transition. But the moments of nervousness and fear are capable of being met with moments comfort and liberation. Hear from two Oracle employees about their experience coming out as transgender and how they have felt supported in the workplace.
OPEN’s Belonging Campaign was launched last year to promote belonging throughout the company’s global business. The campaign’s broad goals are to build a culture that recognizes, accepts, and invites people from diverse backgrounds to maximize their potential as well as allow them to bring their authentic selves to work. Read this blog to find out what steps are being taken to encourage a culture of belonging at Oracle.