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Our Pride Network strengthens the feeling of belonging among all of us

Intersectional allyship provides a way to achieve more connected relationships and unleashes potential across all diversity dimensions. Allyship also helps to provide psychological safety and a sense of belonging at work. Within Cardano we recently set up our Pride Network with the aim to strengthen the feeling of belonging among all of us.

The purpose of the network is to support LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies both within and outside the workplace. We intend to do this by creating awareness and normalise conversation around the topic. We will achieve this by organising interactive and educational events, and by valuing and respecting everyone’s unique diversity.

Creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace isn’t easy to get right, but we shouldn’t let perfection be the enemy of good.

How do we create this inclusive workplace?

To improve awareness of the importance of LGBTQ+ inclusivity we held a Pride Webinar – organised by LGBT Great – to explore the concept and power of allyship and discover a new and refreshing approach to Pride, allies and role models. As a follow-up, we are looking for external speakers from our sector to come in and share their story. We hope they will inspire us, normalise the conversation and provide new perspectives.

Gender inclusive language

Another step we are taking to promote inclusivity is enabling conversations about people’s pronouns. Everyone deserves to have their preferred name and pronouns respected in the workplace, and indicating your own pronouns is of course ultimately a personal choice, however we hope that by leading by example, we will create a safe and comfortable environment to do so.

More about our network

The Pride Network has members from all business units and seniority levels. We share the drive to make the workplace even more inclusive and connected.

Karin Pasha: “We think it’s important to support all employees and cherish the diversity of culture, background, race, gender identity and sexual orientation. We want to be a truly open and inclusive organisation. Because it’s the right thing to do, because we all deserve to feel able to bring our whole self to work and because inclusivity creates a powerful environment.”

Please feel free to contact us regarding Pride on the work floor.

Karin Pasha