Australian Telco Optus has continued its support of the LGBTIQ community by signing on as Principal Partner of Melbourne’s Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise (GLOBE).
Optus officially celebrated its principal partnership with GLOBE at a monthly professional networking event in Melbourne last night.
As GLOBE’s first and only principal partner, Optus will provide funding and support to the not-for-profit community group which brings together members and friends of the LGBTQI+ community to network and build professional relationships.
Optus’ National Manager of Experience and Culture, Andrew Parker said Optus became GLOBE’s first National Corporate Member back in 2015.
“We’re proud to continue celebrating diversity and championing one of Victoria’s most prominent LGBTQI+ community organisations through our expanded partnership,” Mr Parker said.
“Optus demonstrates a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion in our workplace, and our partnership with GLOBE will enable us to enrich the range of workplace diversity initiatives we offer to our LGBTIQ+ employees and their allies.”
Support of organisations such as GLOBE is a key component of Optus’ Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
GLOBE President, Dan de Rochefort said he was excited that Optus has expanded its support of GLOBE and the Victorian LGBTQI+ community by becoming GLOBE’s first Principal Partner.
“Optus’ support has enabled us to strengthen our digital offering for small business members, and extend our support to LGBTQI+ owned and/or operated small businesses through our GLOBE Growth program, which promotes knowledge sharing by our Australian corporate partners, including Optus, with small business owners,” Mr de Rochefort said.
Through this partnership, Optus also supports the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association (SGLBA) and the Brisbane Pride Business Network (GLBN).
Find out more about GLOBE’s business networking events here.