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Open Dialogue on Rainbow-Washing, Social Responsibility, and the Importance of Being Open to All

Yelp and Open To All co-hosted a special Pride panel featuring D&I leaders from H&M, Gap Inc. & The Body Shop during this year’s Pride month. There’s no doubt that companies like these help shape our society, but with power comes responsibility. During this event the panelist discussed the realities of corporate “rainbow-washing,” the responsibility large corporations have to engage in social discourse, and the impact of prioritizing inclusive environments. 

All of the participating companies, including Yelp, are members of Open To All, an organization that builds awareness and understanding of the importance of nondiscrimination laws. They defend the bedrock principle that when businesses open their doors to the public, they should be Open to All. 

If you want to learn more about how the above organizations are engaging in social discourse, you can watch the recording of the event. Additionally, here are 3 ways to make your company more inclusive for LGBTQ+ employees

Finally, we’d like to say thank you to all of the panelists: Calla Rongerude (Open To All), Michelle Sizemore (Gap Inc.), Hilary Lloyd (The Body Shop), Donna Gordon Dozier (H&M) and Miriam Warren (Yelp).