For Tietoevry, participating in Pride is an important manifestation of our strong Nordic heritage and our core values as a company: openness, trust and diversity – as well as a reflection of our commitment to universal human rights. That is why we are participating in the official Pride celebrations in Helsinki, Stockholm and Oslo.
"As a company, we strive to create an environment where people can bring their whole self to work, where every individual is respected, and everyone feels psychologically safe. Not having to waste energy and creativity on feeling ashamed or hiding who you really are is an integral part of this, which is why celebrating Pride is important for us as a company," says Trond Vinje, Head of HR at Tietoevry.
The origins of Pride can be traced back to the Stonewall riots. A series of riots that began after the police raided the gay bar The Stonewall Inn in New York City on the 28th of June 1969. The following year, the first Pride Marches took place in several US cities. And although a lot has changed since then, Trond says that Pride is still very much needed.
-For starters, there are still countries that have laws that criminalise homosexuality, and although a lot of progress has been made in many developed countries, we are not where we should be either. Here in Norway, we got a stark reminder of this last year when the Pride celebrations in Oslo had to be canceled after a mass shooting event where a popular gay bar was one of the targets.
At Tietoevry, we believe that involving businesses in Pride sends an important message and that it helps raise awareness among employers on how to promote inclusion and create a company culture that welcomes everybody. It also mirrors our broader commitment to promoting equal opportunities and advancing diversity.
"Supporting Pride is one way that we as a company can show our support for the LGBTQ+ community. Creating a culture that values diversity and inclusion is something that we think makes us stronger as a business. Moreover, we know that this is something that a lot of our colleagues are very passionate about and that they want to contribute to," says Trond.
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