This blog was written by Nathan Boudreau. Nathan is a Senior Associate and a NA CARES Employee Resource Group (ERG) National Leader who has been with Capgemini for 2 years. Nathan calls Halifax, Nova Scotia home.
Not as widely known as other days of recognition, April 12th was The International Day Of Pink. This is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness stop homophobia, transphobia and all forms of bullying. The local chapter of the CARES ERG in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, once again championed the caused by sporting pink, clothes and even pink hair!
In a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to worry about any of these things, but the reality is they do exist. We have to champion this cause and be the voices for those who won't or can't speak for themselves. #LifeAtCapgemini fosters such an amazing environment of diversity and inclusion; everyone feels safe to be themselves. Where one is not ridiculed for sporting pink hair, but given a high five for supporting a cause.
In the short 2 years I have been with Capgemini, I can say that I have always felt safe and supported in the work environment, and that is due in large part to the intense focus that my office, and Capgemini as a whole, place on maintaining a diverse and inclusiveenvironment.
Some day, I hope that we no longer have to worry about things like bullying of any form, and that everyday will reflect the focus of The International Day of Pink.