A Deeper Understanding of Pride
As Partnership Director at Hickory Farms, Pride has many meanings for me, personally and professionally. It’s all about supporting each other no matter how or why you’re celebrating or commemorating.
I’m proud of our Wicked Good Cupcakes partnership with BAGLY. This youth-led, adult-supported organization supports LGBTQ+ youth in the Boston area. It’s so exciting to see how the purchase of our Pride Rainbow Sprinkle Cupcake is making a difference. But what’s equally important is how our company creates an open and supportive place for me and my colleagues to work and grow.
As a leader, I strive to show vulnerability in the workplace so that others can do the same. Now, more than ever, it’s essential to bring people together and celebrate the joy of Pride month, the people who make up the community, and the freedom for all of us to be ourselves.
Director, Partnerships & Community Marketing
Ways to Celebrate Pride Month!
1. Understanding the History
The Stonewall Riots and protests took place in June 1969, paving the way for equality, advocacy, and support of the LGBTQ+ community. June is a time to honor this human rights movement and celebrate queer culture and contributions.
2. Give Back to a Worthy Cause
Find a local organization and start a fundraiser to show your support. For example, our limited-edition Pride Rainbow Sprinkle cupcakes give back $1 to BAGLY. This Boston-area youth-led, adult-supported group provides leadership development and mental health services and combats homelessness for LGBTQ+ youth.
3. Share Flag Facts
Since its debut in 1978, the Pride flag has symbolized celebration and representation in the LGBTQ+ community. Through changes over the years, the flag now features brown and black stripes to recognize LGBTQ+ people of color. It also incorporates the colors of the trans flag to celebrate trans individuals.
4. Plan a Pride Party
It’s time to celebrate! Stock up on treats. Make it a happy hour or add a Pride trivia contest, as long as it’s all optional. No matter how you choose to party, we’ve got your perfect playlist.
National Work From Home Day is June 29
Remote work is nothing new. But after a global pandemic working from home is the new normal for many companies. Celebrate the day by focusing on company culture and recognition, whether your teams work in an office or from home.