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Transitioning: A Shared Journey of Love

Transitioning: A Shared Journey of Love

Here at ADP, we believe we can enhance hiring and retaining the top talent available to us by promoting a welcoming, affirming and inclusive culture at all levels of the company. Enjoy this inspirational story from one of our employees: By Carol Ann Murphy* “Mom, I’m really a boy.” Those were the words that my “daughter” greeted me with when “she” came home for spring break during “her” freshman year in college in 2013. At first I was stunned. Disbelief. Fear. Sadness. Grief. All these emotions hit me as the tears started to flow – running down both of our cheeks. “But who will love you?” That was my first question after the realization that my child was never a girl and I finally had an explanation for so many things that baffled me while “she” was growing up. Why “she” sobbed every time I told her she had to wear a dress to some family event or on a holiday. Why “she” never opened the dress-up trunk that...

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The Business Case: Talking LGBT Inclusion at The Economist’s Pride and Prejudice

The Business Case: Talking LGBT Inclusion at The Economist’s Pride and Prejudice

The LGBT community has made significant progress in the fight for equal rights – and businesses can and should lead the way in continuing diversity and acceptance. This was the focus of The Economist’s Pride & Prejudice event, which I attended last week. The event gathered more than 200 influential leaders from business, politics and society to address LGBT business issues and drive the debate forward. I was privileged to participate on “The Business Case for LGBT Diversity & Inclusion” panel, where my influential co-panelists and I discussed how inclusion can directly improve a company’s bottom line. As an active leader on LGBT issues, I was enthusiastic to share my views.  I am also passionate about advocating for a more inclusive workplace, and that passion supports my career.   And I’m proud to work for ADP, a company that cares about advancing LGBT inclusion. For the past seven years, the Human Rights Campaign has awarded ADP a perfect score on its HRC Equality Index. Half of ADP’s PRIDE Business Resource...

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