GUIDE is one of Expedia Group’s oldest Business Resource Groups with a history dating back over 10 years! It is here to support a positive environment for LGBTQIA employees and allies across Expedia Group and has almost 1000 members – fundamentally they are here so everyone can bring their whole self to work every day. We spoke to the board of directors to find out more...
When, how and why was GUIDE’s founded at Expedia Group?
The actual founding of Guide predates all of the current leadership, but is understood to be at least 10 years back. Legend has it that it was started as a means to participate as an employee group in Seattle Pride.
What is GUIDE’s mission?
How big is the GUIDE community across Expedia Group? How many offices/countries do you have a presence in?
Guide has 859 members in 20 chapters!
What is GUIDE most proud of in the last year?
What are GUIDE’s goals for 2019 and beyond?
What did GUIDE do for PRIDE this year?
Guide received its largest Pride budget to date in support of its largest Pride event participation request ever. This entire project was managed entirely by the group of volunteers that are within Guide.
Has being part of GUIDE made you feel more comfortable bringing your whole self to work?
Absolutely! That is fundamentally why we exist!
How can people outside of the GUIDE community, in wider Expedia Group and beyond, be an ally to GUIDE?
Join one of our communication channels, participate in an event, and be an ally to the community by questioning why when someone makes a joke or says something rude about an LGBTQIA person or about the community in general. Disarming a negative comment with a question can render the speaker off-balanced and change the balance of power.
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