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Read How Tech is Supporting Pride and Equality
June celebrates Pride Month. Technology companies have long fostered innovation — and innovation thrives when diverse communities are able to freely and equally promote and share their ideas. Tech is committed to promoting an inclusive workforce, empowering and amplifying historically underrepresented voices, and helping LGBTQ+-owned businesses grow. In this week’s Tech At Work, read more on how tech is celebrating pride and equality.
Throughout June, Grubhub and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) are asking Grubhub diners to round up their order total and donate the difference. The proceeds will be used for grants and scholarships to help affected LGBTQ+-owned restaurants recover from the economic effects of COVID-19. Grubhub will match all eligible donations.
The Intuit Pride Network is a flagship employee resource group (ERG) and an important part of Intuit’s culture. Intuit believes that innovation thrives in a workplace that includes staff with a wide range of life experiences and a supportive environment. Intuit has been widely recognized as a leader of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Google is providing $3 million to support LGBTQ+ communities around the world, including a first-of-its-kind economic relief fund. The company is also launching new controls that make reminiscing more inclusive and is helping the LGBTQ+ community more easily find safe and welcoming places.
Facebook announced several initiatives across its family of products that elevate LGBTQ+ voices and issues. On Facebook and Instagram, the company is spotlighting LGBTQ+-owned businesses and charities. The company is also highlighting new pride features, sharing resources on mental health and well-being, and amplifying LGBTQ+ voices.
Uber believes that everyone has the right to move freely, safely, and without fear. Uber is helping empower a better experience for LGBTQ+ riders, particularly the transgender community. The company has introduced transgender services for employees to support their journey, strengthened guidelines to prohibit or report discrimination, and donated rides and meals to trans organizations.
What's New in Tech
Apple’s New Pride Watch Features Celebrate the LGBTQ+ Movement and Helps Support LGBTQ+ Advocacy Organizations
To celebrate Pride Month, Apple debuted a new Apple Watch Pride Edition band and watch face, both of which incorporate a broader set of colors inspired by Pride flags that have represented the LGBTQ+ community. Part of the proceeds from the sale of the watch are helping support LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Equality, PFLAG National, SMYAL, the Trevor Project, and many others. Read more here.
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Before You Start Your Weekend
A year ago, Verizon launched Citizen Verizon, the company’s plan for moving the world forward for all. Verizon committed $3 billion to help those who need it most. The company invested in closing the digital divide, committed to carbon neutrality and reducing emissions, helped people prepare for the jobs of the future, and launched other impactful initiatives.