Diversity, inclusion and belonging are central to Schibsted’s growth, purpose and impact. In a company with over 5000 employees, we have all kinds of people and each and everyone has a unique background, experience and knowledge in their suitcase. By making sure everyone feels included, proud and safe enough to be themselves at work, we ensure that we as a company continue to find new ways of thinking, learning and becoming better.
No matter what pronouns you prefer or who you love, we want to be a company that cheers you on to be yourself. Therefore, we believe that celebrating Pride Month is a good way to promote awareness and inclusion in the company – we want no humans to be left behind.
“We want to ensure everyone feels welcome, that diverse perspectives and ideas are embraced, and that we deliver the products and services that empower ALL kinds of stakeholders in their daily lives. By focusing on Pride and LGBTQ+ in Schibsted, we build knowledge, allyship and we aim to say, we SEE you. And we see beyond what our eyes see. We truly see you! And we love and embrace what we see, in our products and organization,” says Sumeet Singh Patpatia, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at Schibsted.
Schibsted Pride celebrations
This year, we created a Pride project group consisting of members with different perspectives, from our different geographies in Schibsted. Together we are inviting all colleagues to a collective pride celebration during June. We will decorate our offices with colors, discuss and learn. And all our colleagues are invited to participate during the pride parades where our offices are located, an invitation to walk and celebrate together.
On June 21, all of Schibsted is invited to a common Pride celebration. We meet in our pride decorated offices where our monthly All Hands is dedicated to explore the beauty and importance of diversity, inclusion and belonging. It will be led by our head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging and Schibsted employees are invited to present their perspectives and stories.
“These events are not only an inspiring celebration of difference but also a declaration of true support. Even more, because our goal is to empower LGBTQ+ individuals to reclaim the rights and freedoms they are denied, and the public space they are often excluded from. We stand for the values we truly believe in. Be proud of who you are, ’Cause you were born this way, baby!” says Paweł Szonecki, Project Manager at Pride Project Group from Schibsted Tech Polska.
In every city where our offices are located you will see us march and wave our schibsted pride flags proudly! We hope that you also take the opportunity to participate in this unique celebration of love, friendship, and mutual support!
If you want to know more about how we work with diversity and belonging read more here.