There are people at EMC who spend all year waiting for a Saturday in June to celebrate who they are. Some care about this day as much as anything else in the world. This day is all about LGBT Pride. It celebrates who we are and where we’re from – without titles, barriers or fear. For the EMC employees who take part, it is a time to share unconditional love, acceptance and support on a day that has become timeless.
This year our theme for Pride was EMBRAC2E, incorporating the EMC name into a personal connection. For me, this theme captures EMC’s ability to provide employees with a virtual EMBRAC2E that enables us to soar to new heights. This combination of support and encouragement is one of the many reasons why EMC is a Top 25 global Great Place to Work – a powerhouse with great possibilities and great people.
Being a top sponsor of Boston Pride for three years in a row gives EMC a competitive edge when it comes to diversity and inclusion. Our involvement shows our ever growing dedication to becoming an even more progressive company and highlights the benefits and culture that help to draw top level talent to join the EMC family.
This year, over 160 EMC employees marched in our Boston Pride delegation and engaged with over 10,000 people on the parade route. As we shook hands, handed out EMBRAC2E buttons, or just said ‘thank you for your support,’ we represented the many faces of EMC to future employees, customers and partners.
Celebrating Pride draws those who love the camaraderie of people, the action and the energy. To us, this day feels like home. On this day, we EMBRAC2E our differences for a common goal. On this day, we ALL win.