#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative striving to empower underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond.
For Pride 2021, we invite everybody to join in the celebrations of the LGBTQIA+ community and the power of diversity. We would like to shine a light on how we can all be better allies and advocates for the community so that together we can build a more inclusive world.
Pride is about being proud of who you are and what you stand for. Seasoned #IamRemarkable facilitators shared their thoughts on how embracing our true selves and challenging assumptions can make a world of a difference.
“Understand that your identity and the complex, nuanced parts of you are each individually valuable and provide you with a perspective that nobody else has. That perspective is important in your workplace and your contributions are valuable.”
“There is a direct correlation between your ability to self-advocate and taking up space as your most authentic self. Don’t be afraid to use what is unique to you. Being LGBTQIA+ is your superpower and you should be proud of it.”
“#IamRemarkable challenges our assumptions about each other - to see people from a different perspective, as human beings. This helps the LGBTQIA+ community, because so many of us feel invisible, or sometimes too visible, and misunderstood. Challenging assumptions supports us to be seen in a way that positively celebrates our differences.”
“We are agents of change to help others and see life as we see it. When we give ourselves the opportunity to listen to the life experiences of others and understand the decisions they have made, we are not only supporting their message but we are building a more empathetic community.”
Pride is about self-education and learning how we can all do better to get the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community heard. Below you will find six topics and challenges to help us all continue to march forwards on the journey to equity and inclusion.