During Pride month, Inspire celebrates the stories of our corporate and franchise team members, as well as franchisees, as we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.
Today, we spoke with Adam Beauchamp, who is a Manager of Loyalty Operations and has worked at Inspire for nearly three years. He is also a member of Inspire’s Pride Business Resource Group, which is dedicated to creating a safe space for LGBTQ+ team members and allies while maintaining diversity in thoughts and ideas across Inspire Brands.
Why is being a member of the Pride BRG important to you?
Being a member of the Pride BRG is important to me because diversity of skills, backgrounds and talent is one of the greatest assets any company can have. Knowing I can bring my true and full self to work every day is incredibly valuable to me, and can’t wait to bring more people together across our brands and see what opportunities and visibility we can create for our members.
What are your goals as a member of this BRG?
My goals as a member of the Pride BRG are to grow visibility of the LGBTQ+ community within Inspire Brands, develop diverse pipeline of talent and future leaders within the organization, and create allies across Inspire Brands and other BRGs.
What does Pride month mean to you?
Pride is important to me because it’s a reflection on how far the LGBTQ+ community has come, especially in the last 20 years, as well as celebrate the diversity of what makes all of us unique whether we identify as part of the community or not. I often say that you don’t have to be to belong, and Pride is an excellent example of that!
How are you celebrating Pride month?
I’m fortunate to live in one of the most vibrant out-and-proud neighborhoods in Atlanta, so when not working I’m usually out in the community supporting local businesses, at Piedmont Park, or living it up at one of our many restaurants and bars.
How can others help forge a more inclusive and equal community?
Get to know us! Simply asking how you can be an ally and good citizen is a huge part of the community’s visibility not only during Pride month but year round.