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 Tracy Woollen, who is a Benefits Analyst and has worked at Inspire for nearly three years. She 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?
I feel that it is important to be our true authentic selves and I have pride in who I am!
What are your goals as a member of this BRG?
I want to bring awareness to the LGBTQ+ community within Inspire so everyone knows that we are a diverse and inclusive community.
What does Pride month mean to you?
A celebration of self-affirmation and equal rights for all regardless of sex, race, or sexual identity.
How are you celebrating Pride month?
My wife and I are explaining LGBTQ+ pride to our daughter throughout the month with books and special clothes that she gets to wear to school.
How can others help forge a more inclusive and equal community?
Always be aware of it and open to talk about it.