I tell my leadership team about my goals, and they go out of their way to seek opportunities for me.
Supporting each other is actively promoted, as is capitalizing on the benefits of a diverse workforce. A few years ago, a group of us formed the Equality GT business resource group, with BRG members and allies supportive of living out at work. As a gay professional and leader, I welcome open conversations. Back when I was new at the firm, I had questions of my own, such as, “Would it be okay to bring my wife to the holiday party?” I later knew it would have been more than okay; now, others can get answers immediately in their BRG.
I’m a strong advocate of Grant Thornton and our cultural values, the firm’s interest in individuals and its wisdom in knowing that happy people are productive people who do their best for themselves and their company. I’m always ready to talk about why I came to the firm and why I choose to stay. But really, a giant heart emoji would tell my Grant Thornton story just as well.