MBDA is proud to recognise IDAHOBIT
MBDA is proud to recognise IDAHOBIT (international Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia), and this week we will be flying rainbow flags at our three largest UK sites, sharing communications and offering virtual events for our colleagues to get involved and find out more about why this day is so important.
Ivy Speight shared how our Pride at MBDA network, which celebrates sexual and gender diversity at MBDA, made a difference for her.
"When I first found out about the Pride at MBDA network, I was excited to know that there was a group of like-minded people out there who were supportive and dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for the LGBTQ+ community. After attending the first kick-off meeting at Stevenage, I was deeply moved by the clear passion that the people in the room had about these issues and that it was clearly something I wanted to get involved with.
With the support of the network, I felt confident enough to come out as a transgender woman in my working life, a step I had previously felt reluctant to take due to my worries about the possible reactions of colleagues and others at work. Throughout this process the Pride at MBDA network was an invaluable resource and support for me, and with their help I am now able to live a happy, full life in my identity at work as well as in my private life, and I have been incredibly moved by the support from the wider MBDA community."