Our Pride at Gartner Employee Resource Group

Gartner is a multicultural, global business serving clients in more than 100 countries. Our associates are of different geographies, religions, sexual orientations, abilities, generations, experiences and genders. Our strong network of global employee resource groups (ERGs) help uphold our company commitment to diversity and inclusion. These groups support specific identities at Gartner and are dedicated to ongoing dialogue and collaboration.

Pride at Gartner is an ERG open to all associates and is composed of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and ally communities. Pride at Gartner encourages each member of the Gartner team to bring their whole and authentic selves to the workplace and is devoted to promoting a positive and inclusive environment for all.

Below, associates involved in the group share about their experiences as members, the importance of workplace diversity, and how Gartner’s culture of inclusivity and empowerment has helped them reach their full potential.


“Pride at Gartner plays an integral role in providing visibility, support and equality for the LGBTQ community here at our firm and beyond. Together, we are promoting an inclusive workplace where members of the LGBTQ community can be out and confident in their authentic selves. From achieving milestones like scoring 100% on the Corporate Equality Index to seeing Gartner’s small thumbnail image on LinkedIn turn rainbow, we are demonstrating and creating an environment that allows our associates to feel increasingly secure in their ability to identify as out-and-proud individuals. I speak from experience, as this support has been a personal lever to help to accelerate my career, and to do so with a great amount of pride in our firm.”

Hunter Smith, Sales Learning Dev Manager

“Pride at Gartner is a community of support and giving, providing new and tenured employees opportunities to engage in meaningful communitywide events. Being a part of Pride has not only provided me a strong network of Gartner associates, it has empowered me to see my value and purpose through events like building a home for Habitat for Humanity and fundraising for local charities. The Gartner Pride community reminds each one of us of our value to our company and our local community — where we belong and create positive, long-lasting impact.”

Gretchen M. Gurr, Learning Manager, Products & Services

“Feeling comfortable, welcomed and part of a community in the workplace is vital to growth as individuals and as a company. Pride at Gartner creates an atmosphere that encourages people to be authentic and confident in who they are. Through local events and fundraising opportunities, Gartner Pride has spread to many offices, which is great to see! There is still a lot of work ahead to make sure all staff can feel supported and proud, and Gartner Pride is committed to making that happen.”

Alexander R. Bant, Managing Vice President, Research & Advisory

“Pride at Gartner exists to celebrate an inclusive, collaborative and positive environment. As an employee-led group, we offer a supportive network of resources to empower associates to be the most authentic versions of themselves. Being a part of the Pride ERG has opened up amazing leadership and learning opportunities, and allowed me to meet people from all over the company. Pride at Gartner makes you feel like you belong, and you are an important part of your work environment just the way you are.”

Adam DeJoy, Specialist, Research Engagement Services

“I’m so proud to work for an organization that not only allows me, but encourages me, to bring my true self to the workplace. Leading our Pride at Gartner group means that I have met passionate and dedicated associates from across the world — people looking to make a difference not only at Gartner, but in their local communities as well. The work we do impacts people’s lives. They feel more valued and appreciated when they know their leadership and their organization supports them as individuals.”

Brian McAlpin, VP, Financial Operations, and Chair of Pride at Gartner


Are you interested in learning more about the Pride at Gartner group? Discover more about inclusion, engagement and diversity here.

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