June 2018: Blue Shield of California had a blast at this year’s Sac Pride Parade and Celebration. Our family of employees across the state wanted to help create the best celebration of Pride that Sacramento has ever held.
And it was a huge success – with some wonderful weather, too.
Shield Pride, an internal Employee Resource Group at Blue Shield of California, propelled the Company’s involvement in 2018 Sac Pride. Shield Pride’s 350 members are driven by their commitment to educate staff on what it’s like to be LGBTQ+ today and how to best support co-workers, friends, and families in the community.
Glassdoor had a conversation with Mary O’Hara, our Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President, Internal Communications on what it takes to build a culture of diversity and inclusion.
Coming out at work is never easy. Learn about the journey of our Shield Pride co-chair, Robert Birks, in this post.
Blue Shield’s executive team aims to create an environment where employees know their value and can be their authentic selves at work. Blue Shield’s efforts toward inclusivity earned the company recognition in 2017 and 2018 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Best Places to Work list. DiversityInc also recognized the company for stellar hiring, retention and engagement practices that foster a climate of inclusivity.