During the summer of 2019, we ran an amazing series of Pride events. We attended eight centrally organised Pride Parades and 20 locally organised Pride Parades were supported through either a ‘Pride Parade in a Box’ or through local funding and resource.
Nationwide were also the main sponsor for the Swindon and Wiltshire Pride Parade where locals could participate in charity fundraising and gave us fantastic feedback.
For 2020 we had big plans, but Pride sadly had to be virtual. While it’s a shame we couldn’t march together, we didn’t let that dampen our spirits and stop the fun! We ran a host of virtual activities including an employee dance challenge, a Nationwide LIVE! radio takeover, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson viewing party, an LGBTQ+ quiz hosted by our resident drag queen, shared colleague stories and ran an external campaign on social media.
In 2021 we were the Titanium sponsors of the Student Pride and hosted a virtual booth at the careers fair, promoting Nationwide as an LGBTQ+ inclusive employer to young talent.
These events demonstrate Nationwide’s support for the LGBTQ+ community as an inclusive employer, bringing to life diverse voices and allowing all colleagues to celebrate difference.