EQ’s LGBT+ Network supports colleagues who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, non-binary and all other sexual and gender identities, aiming to increase LGBT+ visibility and to ensure that all colleagues are included and accepted without exception.
Connecting, supporting and sharing at their friendly Equali-teas, the LGBT+ Network reached a new global audience in 2020, helping colleagues to learn from each other and tackle important issues, for example using gender pronouns to make it easier for people to be accepted as themselves at work.
In line with the UN Sustainable Global Development Goals, we recognise that gender equality is not only a fundamental human right but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. We agree with Equiniti's Gender Pay Gap Disclosure that creating an organisation with a diverse representation of genders across all roles and salaries will improve our prospects and create long-term shareholder value. The Gender Network is here to support this vision.
EQ’s Multicultural Network loves to bring colleagues together to celebrate different cultural and religious festivals throughout the year, and supports our pledge to drive black inclusion, as well as the inclusion of all ethnic minority groups, and celebrate strong role models from all backgrounds.
EQ’s Disability & Mental Health Network exists to raise awareness of issues around disability and mental health, reduce stigma, and to create safe and supportive spaces for colleagues. The network creates opportunities for colleagues to connect and to learn, and 60+ Mental Health First Aiders help colleagues to access support when needed.