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Our Employee Network Groups (ENG) were developed to promote diversity through employee involvement and engagement. Our ENG’s often provide a platform for employees to share their ideas in a space where people of different backgrounds can come together to make connections with others.
Since ENG’s are a vital asset to our employees and our business, Julie Hickman, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, pulsed our workforce for necessary additions to our current list of five ENG’s which includes the Honeywell Black Employees Network (HBEN), the Hispanic Network, the Veterans Group, the Women's Council and the Young Professionals. Employees indicated there was a strong interest in creating a LGBTQ+ group, leading to the establishment of our newest ENG - the Pride Network - which is now a part of our ENG expansion and inclusion footprint.
“Creating the Pride Network is important to improve the inclusion of the growing LGBTQ+ demographic within the Kansas City National Security Campus, ultimately helping our employees within this community,” Zachary said. “With the size of our company, we have an opportunity to improve the openness and inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community within the manufacturing and STEM industries.”
Zach is also looking forward to helping lead the Pride Network in creating resources needed for our employees who identify with the LGBTQ+ community. “This is the first time in my career within the manufacturing industry that I have truly felt inclusion for the LGBTQ+ community. I know the Pride Network will grow and have a positive impact within our community for years to come.”
“Creating the Pride ENG is necessary to deepen relationships and collaboration to those employees who identify with this group,” Julie said. “Having the Pride Network also enables allies to engage in activities of support to the LGBTQ+ community. I’m looking forward to working with members of this network to see what exciting and educating programs they’ll provide to all of us.”