PIOW Newsletter | July 20, 2021
Greetings!

Welcome to the Pride in Our Workplace July Newsletter. We hope that you had an incredible Pride month in June, and we're excited to be able to share our latest resources to help you and your team continue to celebrate LGBTQ+ professionals year-round!
Trans Workplace Inclusion Resources
Learning from Lived Experience: Culture Eats Strategy
In a new video highlight from our Implementing Policy and Best Practices Panel, Fenway Health CEO Ellen LaPointe offers her tips for fostering cultures of belonging at work. To create more equitable spaces for trans and non-binary professionals, company-wide adoption of trans-affirming practices is key. Learn more in Culture Eats Strategy with Ellen LaPointe.
Allyship Best Practices
The end of June marks the end of LGBTQ+ Pride month, but it shouldn’t mark the end of LGBTQ+ allyship. As this month comes to a close, PIOW encourages everyone to commit or recommit to supporting all members of the LGBTQ+ community year-round.
LGBTQ+ Allyship Checklist and Educational Resources
Track goals and hold yourself and your team accountable with our LGBTQ+ Allyship Checklist. Wherever you are in your allyship journey, this resource will help you continue your education and integrate acts of allyship into your workday.

The Do's and Don'ts of Trans Allyship
Looking for trans-specific allyship resources? Trevor Boylston, Ryan Rasdall, Cheryl Katon, and Irene Brank weigh in on the do's and don'ts of trans allyship in our recent post.

Supporting Boston's LGBTQ+ Community
Pride in Our Workplace connects organizations and LGBTQ+ professionals to create thriving workplace cultures. By centering LGBTQ+ perspectives within our most important conversations, we aim to provide avenues for LGBTQ+ professionals to amplify their voices and drive positive change.

In light of Boston Pride’s statement on their dissolution as an organization, the PIOW team would like to offer our support in amplifying the efforts of local nonprofits, BIPOC leaders, and LGBTQ+ employee resource groups taking on the important work of creating equitable and inclusive spaces in which all members of Boston’s LGBTQ+ community can thrive. Reach out to info@piow.org to share your organization’s work and to explore opportunities for collaboration moving forward.
On the Blog
7.17.21 | Balancing the Burden of Education with Trevor Boylston
As a panelist on the Learning from Lived Experience Panel, Trevor Boylston spoke to the challenges of being out at work, as well as the opportunities for learning and change that can present themselves when people share their identities with those around them. Find video highlights and additional insights in our recent post.
6.18.21 | Celebration, Education, and Accountability on Juneteenth
Progress towards a more equitable future can begin when we center Black LGBTQ+ individuals, experiences, and histories in our collective advocacy. By deepening our understanding of the systemic oppression faced by Black and marginalized communities, we become better equipped to push for larger workplace and societal change.
In case you missed it: Expanding our Board
We would like to welcome Bryan Vermes, Cheryl Katon, Dimitri Makris, Emma CallahanJonathan Allen, and Katie Martell as the newest members of PIOW’s Board of Directors. Their voices have already begun to shape our work and we look forward to the impact they will have on our organization going forward. Read more on the PIOW Blog.
Sponsor Spotlight: HarbourVest
Career Opportunities at HarbourVest
Are you looking for a new job at a company committed to LGBTQ+ diversity, equity, and inclusion? PIOW Sponsor HarbourVest Partners is now hiring across departments. Learn more and view open positions here.
Pride in Our Workplace Sponsors
Pride in Our Workplace Sponsors make our work possible. We are grateful for their ongoing support and partnership. To join us in championing LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion, email info@piow.org.
We are planning our fall programming now and are excited to announce event dates and topics soon. In the meantime, stay connected by following us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. You can reach out to our team at any time by emailing info@piow.org.


Warmly Yours,

The PIOW Team
Pride in Our Workplace (PIOW) is a Massachusetts nonprofit and a 501(c)(3) organization comprised of LGBTQ professionals and allies from industry-leading companies in New England.
Learn more at www.piow.org.