At Deloitte, we believe in authenticity. When we bring our true selves to every aspect of our lives, we invite others to do the same, creating a butterfly effect of powerful and vibrant change.
Our partnership with WorldPride and Mardi Gras gives us the opportunity to be part of broader discussions about diversity and inclusion – not just for our LGBTI+ communities, but for those of different cultures, identities, genders, and the First Nations community.
As the first company to come on board as part of a three-year commitment, we’re proud to be a partner of Sydney WorldPride and Sydney, Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
We see our partnership as ongoing value sharing, doing what we believe in while bringing the best of Deloitte to support Sydney WorldPride and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to have the greatest impact possible.
WorldPride is one of the most significant moments in Australia’s national conversation on inclusion since the Marriage Equality Debate in 2017 and it creates a chance for every one of us to have brave conversations about allyship and inclusion.
Deloitte is an employer of choice for LGBTI+ Inclusion, having recently achieved Platinum Employer Status through the Pride in Diversity Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI). This official recognition comes as a result of achieving 4 golds within the last five consecutive years.
You’ll find our people proudly involved in the following Sydney WorldPride events in 2023:
For more information about Sydney WorldPride, or to get involved, visit the link below.
Wonderful, Proud and Free
Informed by findings from the Australian Workplace Equality Index 2022 national employee survey, we outline the benefits of LGBTQ+ inclusive workplaces, and the opportunity to leverage Sydney WorldPride as a catalyst for cultural change in organisations.
Tech is creating a new, safe community
It took a huge team effort to win the bid for Sydney to host WorldPride in 2023. This iconic global festival has been hosted every few years in different cities since 2000 and is designed to celebrate our global LGBTQIA+ community, will stage a vital Human Rights Conference and host a special First Nations gathering – as well as what will no doubt be an unforgettable, sparkling parade.
At Deloitte, we believe that when we can be our authentic selves, there is no limit to what we can achieve.
“When individuals can truly be their authentic selves they can work more purposefully. Our DEI strategy and actions are focused on putting this belief at the forefront of all our conversations –with our people, our clients and the community, and we are continuously improving our policies, frameworks and initiatives to create an inclusive and safe environment for everyone to be their best.” - National DEI Lead Partner, Pip Dexter