Displaying visual signs of support during World Pride Month - such as raising a pride flag or attending a pride event - are so important to demonstrate collective support for true LGBTQ+ Equality.
At CBRE our leaders wanted to do just that, in a creative and fun way. Following well-documented initiatives with laces in sport and construction, on Thursday 20 July, our Executive Leaders each wore a pair of rainbow socks for our campaign: “pull your socks up for pride”. Playing on the well-known analogy that we all need to put in that little bit of effort to create true equality for the LGBTQ+ community, but also for everyone who has or is suffering any kind of discrimination.
Ciaran Bird, Divisional President, Advisory Services, UK & Ireland comments: “Discrimination has no home in CBRE or in our communities that we live and work in. This is a small, but significant gesture of leadership support for LGBTQ+ equality and equality in general during World Pride Month”
Celebrating World Pride Month 2019
Our Proud Network meets on the steps of Henrietta House before raising the pride flag above our London HQ.
To mark the beginning of Pride Month, the LGBTQ+ pride flag was hoisted above Henrietta House.
CBRE's Proud Network
What is the Proud Network?
CBRE's Proud Network is an internal group for LGBTQ staff and their allies throughout the UK business. We offer mentoring, support, socials and discussion platforms to encourage debate, networking and fun. Our members will gain insight, confidence, support, knowledge and a fun new network of colleagues to connect with. Lastly, and most importantly, you will be contributing to creating a more inclusive culture at CBRE.
CBRE's Proud Network is for everyone! Whether you're Proud to be LGBTQ, Proud to be an Ally (parent, friend, colleague) or simply Proud to be you, we have something for everyone and welcome your involvement and support.
Who is it for?
Simply put, EVERYONE! If you are part of the LGBTQ community, fantastic! If you are a parent, friend or colleague looking to support a loved one or colleague, equally fantastic! If you are none of the above and simply want to be part of our fun network, just as fantastic!
What can you expect?
Proud Mentoring - find LGBTQ mentors and Allie mentors to learn and grow from or equally become a mentor.
Proud Socials - from cinema nights, to pub quizzes, to pumpkin carving, you'll never have a dull event!
Proud Discussion - open forums in various formats to explore key issues affecting the LGBTQ community.
Proud Insights- listen to inspiring podcast and insights from our Proud members, sharing experiences from a vast variety of backgrounds and achievements.