At Gartner, we believe that we’re made stronger and better by fostering an inclusive and diverse environment for all. Our associates are of different geographies, religions, sexual orientations, abilities, generations, experiences and genders.
The work of our four employee resource groups (ERGs) helps to uphold our company commitment to diversity, inclusion and workplace equality. The Pride at Gartner ERG 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 regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
In celebration of Pride month, a few of our associates are sharing about their own experiences and what it’s like to work at Gartner, below.
“I’m a dad in a big, blended family. 6 of my 8 kids identify openly as part of the LGBTQ+ community. I’m a passionate ally for them and Gartner supports and reinforces this passion with its approach to employees and clients. I’m proud to represent Gartner’s deep commitment to these values as we serve our clients. And, I’m proud to have my kids see me in a company that lives these values.” – Rob Meilen, Senior Executive Partner (Pronouns: He, Him, His)
“I am going on 6 years with Evanta, a Gartner company and every year gets better than the last. Over the past few years, I have seen, felt and experienced an enormous LIFT in LGBTQ+ support and resources. As of recent, I have also taken part in several inspiring ‘real talk’ sessions and feel even more proud of the work we’re doing each and every day in the continued work of equality for all. Simply put: LOVE is LOVE and I am honored to be part of the Evanta Portland Pride Co-Chair group each and every day.” – Malea O’Neill, Senior Portfolio Manager, Evanta (Pronouns: She, Her, Hers)
“Pride isn’t just about celebrating the LGBTQ movement, but making sure that we work in a safe environment, devoid of prejudice. As an ally, Gartner gives me the opportunity to strive for equality and support my LGBTQ+ colleagues. We’re with you all the way.” – Atif Jaleel, India CoE Consulting Operations (Pronouns: He, Him, His)
“Inclusion and respect are the keys to belonging. Gartner fosters a culture of diversity and makes everyone feel included. At Gartner, our differences are celebrated and everyone, including LGBTQ+ people in the workforce are respected and cherished for who they are.” – Monica Bhatia, Manager, C&P Quality Support (Pronouns: She, Her, Hers)
“Gartner’s global footprint enables LGBT+ associates and allies to develop an international community and learn from each other. As a gay man in Gartner’s London office, I feel comfortable bringing my whole self to work but more than this; I’m encouraged and delighted by the motivation of all of our associates to learn more, and propel D&I to the forefront of everything that they do.” – Tom Moore, Benefits Specialist (Pronouns: He, Him, His)
“I’m often asked by friends outside of Gartner, “How did you come out at work?” and my answer is always the same: “I didn’t. I just am.” It’s so refreshing to work for an organization where I can proudly display pictures of my family on my desk and am able to be involved in social and philanthropic activities in the office through our Pride ERG. Gartner’s stance on LGBTQ+ rights in the workplace was one of the first things I researched when I began interviewing, and I was not disappointed. Gartner truly embraces and cultivates a diverse and inclusive environment by making continuous improvements in things like benefits, restroom facilities, employee resource groups, prayer rooms, etc. to accommodate our growing, diverse workforce. It’s just a part of what makes Gartner great.” – Ashlee Arroyo, Senior Recruiter, Global Exhibitor Sales, Gartner Conferences (Pronouns: She, Her, Hers)
Pride at Gartner is one of several employee resource groups specifically focused on establishing and promoting a safe and inclusive work environment for all Gartner associates. Discover more about inclusion, engagement and diversity at Gartner here.