Here’s how to figure out if a company is really a queer ally.
Start by looking at an organization’s executive circle ... Is there anyone who looks like you? Is there a leader charged with diversity and inclusion? Does that leader have a background and track record of supporting the LGBTQ+ community?
You can learn a lot about a company’s values by the type of compensation they offer.
“Find out whether they have considered gender affirmation benefits and whether those benefits are currently available to employees,” says Kim Crowder, a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant.
Working in welcoming and inclusive spaces isn’t just good for workers — it’s good for employers, too.
Recent studies suggest that closeted employees costs companies money, and that allowing people to bring their full selves to work improves their performance and therefore the value they bring to an organization.