I feel lucky that I work at UpHouse. I’m at a company that wants to make the world a more welcoming place for the people in it, and more than that, I feel seen, heard and respected—not only for what I do, but for who I am. That’s probably not much of an “Exclusive,” but when I got confirmation that I wasn’t the only one who felt the way I do about our big little marketing and public relations company, I decided I had to share.
Folks on our team are often invited to speak about diversity and inclusion at various business and leadership events, that’s nothing new. There’s usually also an opportunity for a few more of us to take in that same event in order to gain new perspectives, knowledge and inspiration for our work, something that I absolutely appreciate (but am not surprised by). What I hadn’t expected was to attend one of these events, excited to learn from international speakers and local leaders alike, and get teary-eyed at our own no-frills, two-minute clip of office b-roll with a couple of simple voiceovers.
The video below features two of my colleagues sharing how special it was for them to find a workplace where they could see themselves reflected in the people: