HP People talk about: Pride.
Diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of the HP Way. We are driven to keep reinventing and harness the unique power of our teams. Innovation thrives when individuals contribute their perspectives, knowledge, and experience. It’s how we lead in the industry and amaze our customers and partners.
During Pride Month, we celebrate the diversity and inclusion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) community in our workforce, customers, partners, suppliers, and communities.
Read how some of our employees are making a difference, developing leadership skills, and contributing to the conversation.
How do I help others accept themselves? By turning insecurities into superpowers.
Society often dictates what is considered “normal” or “acceptable.” When I was young, people told me I didn’t fit in, which made me feel insecure. I worked hard to find my path and now, I help people inside my professional and personal network to confidently be themselves. It’s one of my superpowers. I use it to build self-esteem, acceptance, and awareness.
How do I build a stronger LGBTQ+ community? By owning who I am.
I’ve unleashed creativity and improved relationships by bringing my whole self to work. As the leader of our local Pride Business Impact Network, my once-introverted work persona has turned into a powerful advocate for acceptance. Now, I volunteer with my peers and inspire people to embrace their vulnerabilities and celebrate their differences.
How am I empowered to succeed in my career? I share my ideas.
I have always had a passion for electronic devices—at work and when I synthesize sound for musicians onstage. At HP, my ideas are encouraged. I find solutions when there are challenges, and I feel confident to voice my opinion. It’s made a difference in my community, too. I promote collaboration and creativity that honors the relationship between sound, gender, and technology.
How do I give a voice to the LGBTQ+ community? I am open and an ally.
People still struggle to come to terms with gender identity. That’s why I made it my mission to be open and share my story—especially at work. It’s an opportunity to educate and create better allies. Together, we can break down stereotypes and help others to feel comfortable, confident, and secure in being themselves.
That´s what it´s like to be part of HP.
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