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Happy Pride, fam! We burst with pride when we think about all of our LGBTQIA+ Impact Jobbers who are making a difference in the world. And if you’re still looking for your dream job in the social impact industry, scroll down. 🌈

Here's what we got on tap for you today

  • Meme of the Week
  • Article of the Week: Let’s Talk About Rainbow Washing
  • New Job Opportunities
  • Win of the Week: Morningstar Launches an LGBTQ+ Leaders Index for Investors
  • Bummer of the Week: Record-breaking Heat Waves are on the Way as Climate Change Intensifies

Meme of the Week

Article of the Week

Let’s Talk About Rainbow Washing

Hey-o, Impact Jobbers! As we near the end of Pride month, we wanted to shed light on something that really yanks our chains: rainbow capitalism.

Essentially, “rainbow washing” is when corporations put on a big show of being supportive and inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ community. You’ve seen it…the logos change to rainbows and the word “fabulous” is thrown around in sales copy a few too many times.

While brands supporting the queer + trans community should be a good thing, it can quickly turn into virtue signalling and pandering without any substance. How do you know when a company is legit in its support and inclusivity, both as a consumer AND as a job seeker?

As a consumer, there are a few ways to tell if a company is legit or just putting on a big rainbow show. For starters, you can look at their actions and values during the rest of the year and not only during Pride month. You can also find out if they donate to lawmakers who support discriminatory laws while sponsoring a Pride parade (ahem…Toyota).

As a job seeker, things get more complicated. Unfortunately, you’ve gotta do most of the legwork to get your answer.

Deep dive into the company’s anti-discrimination policies and benefits and check to make sure that gender identity and sexual orientation are protected classes. In your interview, ask questions about the company culture (or better yet, if you know someone who already works for the company, ask them). See if any past employees have left reviews on sites like Glassdoor.

Scan the company’s website to find out if and where they donate their money. Lastly, the Human Rights Campaign has an annual Corporate Equity Index where you can search for your potential employer.

As you research potential employers, hopefully, the true allies can cut through all the rainbow washing. Scroll down to start applying for Impact Jobs, and once again, HAPPY PRIDE!

New Job Opportunities

Featured:

  1. Manager, Resource Mobilization at The Rockefeller Foundation - New York, NY (USA)
  2. Communications Coordinator at CLEAR Global - Remote (Global)
  3. US Business Development and Advisory Manager at Stronger Together - Remote (USA)
  4. Climate Policy Analyst at Community Climate Collaborative - Charlottesville, VA (USA)
  5. Volunteer Mentor at SEED SPOT - Remote
  6. Principal Product Manager, Growth at Change.org - USA, UK, Canada and Latin America

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Win of the Week:

Financial services firm Morningstar announced the launch of Morningstar® Developed Markets LGBTQ+ Leaders IndexTM, which is designed to give exposure to companies demonstrating strong LGBTQ+ inclusive policies.

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Bummer of the Week:

The US is experiencing a heat dome this week, and parts of the Midwest and Northeast are predicted to experience the longest heatwaves these regions have seen in decades. Scientists warn that the record-breaking heat will continue to become more common as climate change intensifies.

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