Groupon recently upped employee engagement activities with such Employee Resource Groups as Women@Groupon and Pride@Groupon. Today’s post marks the first gathering since the launch of Pride@Groupon. Read full article, written by Ryan Nugent, Inbound Relationship Manager and Alex Paolino-Gibson, Account Manager on the Grassroots Blog.
A large group congregated on the fourth floor lobby of Groupon to mark the first ever social event of Pride at Groupon. The gathering united a diverse group of people under a common goal: to work together and promote the LGBT community of Groupon while providing a welcoming resource for all Groupon employees.
After welcoming members to the newly-formed Pride at Groupon, James then revealed that Groupon was one of several large Chicago-based companies to sign an open letter supporting marriage equality in Illinois. The letter made its way to lawmakers in Springfield as the state moves to adopt formal equality legislation. Along with Groupon, the Chicago Cubs and Garrett Popcorn shops signed a letter stating that “[...] [to] be competitive, a state must create an equitable, fair and respectful environment for all of its citizens.” To further this mission, Pride at Groupon will be making opportunities available for employees to get involved with the fight for equality in Illinois through the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality Illinois. In the coming months Pride at Groupon aims to start natural, meaningful conversations about the LGBT community. This will provide an opportunity for our workplace to come together to learn more about not only their coworkers, but also the LGBT community. Along with other Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) at Groupon, Pride at Groupon will be collaborating to promote professional development and networking opportunities. We have a spot reserved in the Pride Parade and we’re excited to be a part of the celebration.