On June 25, 2022, Cincinnati celebrated its annual pride parade to commemorate the historic 1969 Stonewall Riots.
This parade seeks to create community and foster a safe place for LGBTQIA+ persons within the Greater Cincinnati area and the world. RDI Corp, its employees, its families, and our LGBTQIA+ allies showed up and showed out to assist! Watch our video recap to see our many employees who attended!
Thank you to all the work that leadership and RDI Pride, one of our key Affinity Groups, put in for this day!
Each month, senior leaders participate in an Affinity Group spotlight to ensure leadership maintains their understanding of the necessity and importance of each Affinity Group to RDI’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. This June, RDI Pride was the Affinity Group Spotlight. Ashley Snowden (RDI Pride, Executive Chair), Stephanie O’Ryan (ELL Well Director, RDI Latonia), Andy McCarthy (Senior Director, Culture & Retention), and Katrina Pankuch (Director, Talent Acquisition & Marketing) sat down for a roundtable discussion of their key takeaways, some as members of the LGBTQIA+ community and others as allies.
One of the biggest takeaways from Andy hit the nail on the head for what RDI’s affinity groups aim to do: he learned “how to educate my children to be inclusive and kind, and how to ignore media stereotyping of all people, but especially the LGBTQIA+ community….Education is the biggest thing, and involvement.” We love an ally.
Our most recent Leadership Bootcamp class shares their essential takeaways after their week-long intensive training. Bootcamp explores RDI’s business nuances from the ground level and up, providing a different perspective to emerging and developing leaders. Brittany Sarver, a recent graduate from RDI Milford, shares: “I’m really grateful for the opportunity. I haven’t worked at a place like RDI where they’re inclusive, and they support their team in the constant [career] development and growth.”
If you feel ready for the next step in your career development, talk to your ELL Well director and leadership today; we’re waiting for you!
We say it time and time again: RDI’s strength is our people.
Join us in celebrating this week’s anniversaries, from year 1 all the way to 20+!
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