Happy Pride month 2021! Want to work with us?
inFocus are proud to support Pride month – which takes place every June – to support and stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community.
Pride month was recognised to honour the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, which was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. The Library of Congress provide a very good contextual summary below for those unsure of the month’s origin and purpose:
‘In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the “day” soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.’
Whilst it’s fantastic to celebrate Pride month, it’s also important for organisations to reflect during this time on how they could improve and ensure that they are working to support a truly inclusive and equitable working environment throughout the year.
Whilst only a small team, InFocus is an equal rights employer and we are proud to have a core team of staff from diverse backgrounds, ethnic heritage, genders and sexual orientations. But we are always looking to do better. After recruiting earlier this year, our team now has an equal ratio of women to men, and as our company grows, we strive to ensure diversity within the team.
Whilst we do not have any vacancies for our core team right now, we are always delighted to hear from those interested in becoming an associate at inFocus. We especially welcome applications from underrepresented groups including the LGBTQ community.
inFocus works in partnership with independent consultants around the world to deliver inFocus services that build the skills and capacity of professionals and organisations. We call these partner consultants ‘inFocus Associates’. Again, should you be interested in becoming an associate, we will be glad to hear from you – no matter your heritage, colour, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability or age.