Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality once again with a top score of 100 percent for 2019.
The Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is the nation’s premier benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
The 2019 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Gartner’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
Brian McAlpin, Vice President, Pricing and Chair of Pride at Gartner says, “Once again securing a perfect 100% on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index is a great accomplishment and reflects Gartner’s ongoing commitment to our inclusion and engagement efforts. As an employee I’m proud of my organization and the tireless work being done to recruit and retain the best talent available regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. At Gartner we strive to ensure every employee can bring their whole and authentic self to the workplace and earning this recognition is a testament of that goal.”
Gartner is proud to have upheld its score of 100 percent in 2019 as it continuously strives to establish an inclusive and supportive environment for all associates. The Pride at Gartner employee resource group aims to advance inclusion of LGBTQ associates and allies through awareness, programs and influencing process improvements.
“Bringing our authentic selves to work and creating safe spaces are not mutually exclusive,” says Rajiv Desai, Vice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement. “Creating safe spaces starts with respect, equality, and embracing differences. For me, being out and proud at work is important for my mental well-being, productivity and happiness.”
Learn more about Pride at Gartner and our commitment to diversity, inclusion and engagement here.