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17th May 2024

Ripjar celebrates Pride 2024

Today marks IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia), so we’ve been celebrating Pride in our Cheltenham, London, Bristol and Canberra offices this week!

How have we been celebrating?

Throughout our UK and Australian offices, staff brought in an array of delicious Pride-themed bakes to enjoy together. We also launched our new Ripjar Pride badges which all Ripjar staff can choose to wear as a visible sign of our support for the LGBTQ+ community. And our remote workers weren’t forgotten either – badges are currently winging their way through the post to Ripjar staff worldwide!

“Ripjar’s new Pride badges are a symbol of our company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. I’m looking forward to wearing my badge at both internal and external events, including meetups that involve recruitment, to broadcast this commitment.”
Dan Saunders, Data Science Team Lead

Our Diversity & Inclusion Group have worked hard to put together a new internal resource which includes a brief history of Pride, tips on how to be an ally in the workplace, a glossary of different terminology, plus links to additional resources for year-round learning, such as LGBTQ+ books, films and news sources.

“Pride might be celebrated just once a year, but our commitment to being a welcoming, supportive place for LGBTQ+ staff exists year round. Our new internal resource hub reflects that by enabling Ripar staff to learn and share ideas anytime.”
Kate Brewer, Diversity & Inclusion Group Lead

For those who enjoy learning by doing, we also had Pride-inspired cake and biscuit decorating, Pride history and flag quizzes, as well as a craft session making bead bracelets based on the colours of different Pride flags.

“We had a great time making our Pride flag bracelets, chatting through the meanings behind the different colours and learning more about some of the flags that are less widely known. And it meant I aced the Pride flag quiz later in the day too..!”
Caz Coker, Content Marketing Manager

How is Ripjar supporting LGBTQ+ inclusion?

Our last annual Diversity Survey found that our LGBTQ+ staff numbers are in line with the industry average, and we’re delighted to be able to say that this number has been rising consistently. The survey also told us that LGBTQ+ staff have a positive experience of working at Ripjar, which is always good to hear!

We place a huge amount of value in having a diverse team, and always seek to do more to improve this. In line with this ongoing commitment, we’re active members of the Tech Talent Charter which aims to increase diversity in the tech industry.

“The Ripjar team have done an amazing job with all our Pride activities this week. I’d like to say well done to everyone involved. By supporting Pride, we not only celebrate diversity but also reaffirm our commitment to fostering an inclusive culture where everyone feels valued and empowered to thrive.”
Jeremy Annis, CEO

As part of celebrating Pride at Ripjar this year, we’ve also reviewed our diversity, maternity, paternity and adoption policies, and updated them where needed, to ensure they are inclusive for our whole workforce.

“The People team at Ripjar understand that our differences are what make us stronger and it’s essential that we celebrate and champion them. It isn’t just about adapting, but evolving to ensure that our policies reflect the different needs that define our workforce and drive our success.”
Maria Cox, Head of People Operations

We’re always looking to welcome new members to the Ripjar team – could you be next?

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