Pride in Progress - our LGBTQ+ Network Group
- LGBTQ+ Network (Pride in Progress)
Pride in Progress, the Group’s LGBTQ+ Network was founded in 2021 by colleagues to provide a supportive environment for employees who are lesbian, gay, bi and trans, and allies.
Since its launch, the network has grown and developed into a meaningful and collaborative group with a vital role to play in the organisation. By helping to give LGBTQ+ employees a critical voice in the Group, the network has ensured that LGBTQ+ inclusion can be embedded across the organisation.
Pride in Progress was the first of the EDIB networks to be established at the Group, followed by the Roots and Carers Networks, and later, Meno Movers, our menopuase Network. Our networks' focus has been very much about visibility, sharing experiences and encouraging debate. Colleagues have shared stories, highlighted awareness events and campaigns prompted discussion, and encouraged voices from across the Group to be heard.
We are very proud that an LGBTQ+ group exists here at the Group to help colleagues feel welcome. Blogs from employees about why they joined Pride in Progress and the importance of visible LGBTQ+ role models in the workplace, including this one from Susannah, really encapsulate why the network was set up and what we as an inclusive employer, want to be.
Want to know more about Pride in Progress, the LGBTQ+ Network at Progress Housing Group?
The LGBTQ+ Network exists to empower LGBTQ+ employees to achieve their full potential through creating a positive and supportive working environment and in turn delivering an inclusive service to our customers, tenants and communities.
The network is open to all colleagues, and if you’d like to find out more about being part of the group and when the next meetings are taking place, please visit the network page on the intranet.