BOSTON—Wayfair said it has earned a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for the second year in a row. The company was recognized for its practices, policies and benefits related to LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace.
“At Wayfair, we are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels safe and included and can proudly bring their true selves to work,” said Kate Gulliver, Wayfair’s chief people officer. “We remain focused on partnering with our LGBTQ+ community at Wayfair as we continually improve our programs and launch new initiatives to ensure that every employee has an equal opportunity to make an impact and thrive in their careers.”
Wayfair provides benefits inclusive for LGBTQ+ employees, including domestic partner benefits, and transgender-inclusive healthcare and policies to support gender transitions. In addition, Wayfair employees globally come together through the WayOut employee resource group (ERG), which drives programming and events that help create a sense of belonging for Wayfair’s LGBTQ+ community, the company said.
Wayfair also offers numerous culture and inclusion trainings that cover sexual orientations and gender identity in addition to other dimensions of diversity. The company said it has committed to promoting a workplace that celebrates a culture of inclusion by ensuring bias and microaggression concepts are integrated into employee trainings, including in the company’s Certified Interview Program (CIP), which is required for all employees who engage in the hiring process at Wayfair.
Editor-in-Chief Allison Zisko first joined HFN in 1998 and spent many years covering the tabletop category before widening her scope to all home furnishings. In her current role, she oversees all aspects of HFN, including its print and digital products, and represents the brand at home and abroad through presentations, panel discussions and HFN’s podcast, The Inside Scoop.
Originally posted 2022-02-01 12:00:12.