Our Mission: To support LGBTQIA+ employees throughout Dell to find and connect with one another, maximize their professional potential, and help increase the awareness & education of all Dell employees about sexual orientation and gender identity as workplace issues.
Vision: We seek to cultivate a more comfortable workplace environment by working with community and allies inside Dell to become securely visible, publicly proactive and vital in making Dell the corporate benchmark and equal opportunity employer of choice for the global LGBTQIA+ community.
Dell Technologies’ Pride employee resource group (ERG) creates a space for the company’s LGBTQ+ community to network, be their authentic selves, offer perspective to company leadership on issues the community faces and provide educational resources to colleagues who want to be an ally. This global ERG is made up of several country-specific chapters that address needs in their respective countries.
Educating colleagues on allyship – including guidance on pronoun usage, for example – has been a big focus for the ERG over the past few years. This commitment to inclusion, and the vibrancy of Dell’s Pride ERG community, is one example of the supportive, inclusive environment Dell creates for its employees. As Dell team member and Pride ERG member Gabe Rodarte-Miller shared, “I’ve never been out at work until I came to Dell. That speaks volumes to the atmosphere here. I can be out!”
More than just education and advocacy, Pride ERG’s fun events are a source of community and joy. Recent events have included Friday dance parties with music and dress-up themes, quarterly lip sync contests and a spin-off of the TV competition series “The Masked Singer.”