For the third year in a row, Citrix was named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). At Citrix we are continuously working to create an environment of belonging, where we all feel that we fit in, can take risks, and are empowered to contribute to the business as ourselves, and can bring our authentic selves to work each day.

With this designation, Citrix joins more than 600 major businesses — spanning nearly every industry and geography — earning a top score of 100 percent.

HRC and What They Do

HRC is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans. Their Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices that create great workplaces for LGBTQ people.

The Importance of This Award for Citrix

The rapid progress that the LGBTQ community has made in recent years with marriage equality, hate crimes protection, and the ability to serve openly in the armed forces has actually left us vulnerable due to the lack of consistent federal protections in employment.

For example, when companies don’t have the right policies in place, LGBTQ employees run the risk of getting married on Sunday and being fired on Monday, just because they are gay. I know, it’s crazy!

Citrix values all employees and is a leader in diversity efforts. These extra measures mean that we can feel safe bringing our whole selves to work each day.

What We Did to Achieve a Perfect Score

Last year, we received a score of 100 percent for the third time Citrix history. And we’re committed to achieving 100 percent every year going forward.

Here are the many ways Citrix supported LGBTQ employees in 2018, which contributed to Citrix receiving a perfect score:

  • Non-discrimination policies
  • Employment benefits
  • Supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility including public commitment to LGBTQ equality
  • Responsible citizenship

We satisfied all of the criteria, earning the distinction of a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

In this ever-diversifying workforce, we will continue to work toward improving our policies, benefits and businesses practices so that we can get a perfect score again next year.

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