Side by Side was honored to participate in the launch of Dominion Energy's Pride Employee Resource Group this past month. The new employee group is designed for LGBTQ+ and Allied employees to have a safe place to connect and build community.
About 2 years ago, Side by Side participated in a panel discussion about how companies can be inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community. It was the first LGBTQ+ event Dominion Energy had ever hosted and nearly 1,000 people attended the event. One of our suggestions was to start an employee resource group, and over the past two years we've been working with LGBTQ+ and Allied leaders to bring Dominion Energy's Pride ERG to reality.
We've been honored to assist in the development of other employee resource groups at Altria Group, Snagajob, McKessen Medical, and Bon Secours. We firmly believe that these groups are an example to a commitment of diversity and inclusion in the work place. As an LGBTQ+ youth organization, we work with local companies to ensure our youth will have jobs where they can bring their full authentic selves into the workplace. We want them to feel affirmed, and celebrate within their jobs and so we work hard to shift culture in the broader Virginia community.
Congratulations to Dominion Energy's Employee Resource Group, we look forward to working with you!