June is an exciting month around here. As a longtime supporter of Pride, we love taking part in all the nationwide celebrations. But this year, we’re particularly jazzed because our new Employee Resource Group, ePride, is taking the reins.
ePride was created this year to support the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) community and their allies at Esurance. Through workplace collaboration and community outreach, like our recent celebration of Harvey Milk Day, the group hopes to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues.
Tim Ellis, co-chair of ePride, had this to say: “I’ve been employed with Esurance for 9 years, and I enjoy working for a company that truly values and respects the diversity of all associates. I’m honored to co-chair ePride and I look forward to its continued success. I can’t wait to attend San Francisco and Sacramento Pride this year to meet some of our valued customers.”
2014 Pride events
This year, members of ePride will represent Esurance at Pride events near several of our local offices. If you plan to attend, stop by to snap a picture in our photo booth, score some giveaways, or just say hi!
Sacramento Pride: June 14
Sioux Falls Pride: June 21
San Francisco Pride: June 29
St. Pete Pride: June 29
Austin Pride: September 20
Come out with Pride Orlando: October 11
Esurance and Pride — a long history
From the start, Esurance has championed equality within our office as well as in the community. Along with sponsoring Pride events, we’re one of the few car insurance companies to offer the married rate (a significant savings opportunity) to domestic partners in nearly every state where we do business.
Over the years, we’ve also worked to raise money and awareness for LGBTQ issues, teaming up with various groups like The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
Of course, diversity and inclusion aren’t restricted to the LGBTQ community. Through our Employee Resource Groups (ERG), we’re able to celebrate diversity, build community, and make a difference. So far, our ERGs include networks for women, veterans, and young people who are new to the career world.
To us, diversity and inclusion are simply part of living in the modern world. And we like it here.