Cloudera Unveils Plans for Annual Pride Celebration in Cork

Cloudera Unveils Plans for Annual Pride Celebration in Cork

Pride Month is underway and we at Cloudera are looking forward to joining the global celebration of diversity, equity and the ongoing effort for LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) rights and recognition.

Pride Month serves as a reminder that the fight for equality and equity for members of the LGBTQ+ community is not over. It is a call to action to continue to support and advocate for the rights of our LGBTQ+ colleagues and friends within our organization and our communities.

We are proud that Cloudera’s culture is built on a strong foundation of fostering inclusivity and creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. In past years, Cloudera employees have hosted events, both in-person and virtually, to celebrate. Last year, our team in Cork, Ireland joined those efforts and hosted its first on-site Pride event. The event brought together over 80 employees to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the decriminalization of same-gender loving relationships in Ireland. The event proved to be a resounding success, but don’t just take our word for it. Here’s just a sampling of what our Cork team had to say.

“Our Cork Pride events have gotten bigger and bigger with each passing year and we want to surpass that again this year. We are very fortunate in Cloudera to have the backing of our Leadership sponsors across all areas of the Organisation and without them, these events would not be possible.” Charlotte Keating, Senior Operations Analyst

“Being a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I was delighted to have the opportunity to give Clouderans in Ireland the chance to experience a colorful pride celebration, even people outside of the community should experience at least once in their life!” – Sean Murphy Phelan, Associate Business System Analyst

“The growing participation among the Clouderans both within and outside the community to take part in organising and attending the Pride events amplifies the culture of acceptance, welcome, and celebration that has been created in Cloudera over the previous years and will continue to grow through their support, participation, and help.” – Ódhlan Duff, Cloudera Cork Intern, FSS. 

Building on that success, the Cork Team is excited to announce that this year’s celebration will be held on Wednesday, June 26. Once again, they invite Cloudera’s global workforce to join the festivities which they promise will be even bigger and bolder this year. The event will include party games, a special performance by Cork’s own drag performer Krystal Queer, and inspiring conversations around the triumphs and struggles of the LGBTQ+ community. Attendees will also hear from Cloudera leadership and members of the EMEA+ ERG Committee about our ongoing efforts in promoting Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion within our workforce. Additionally, the Cork Pride Committee will join the team to share insights into their mission and the significance of Pride in the local community.  

The celebration will continue in August, when Cloudera participates in Cork’s Pride Parade for the second year. This all-out colorful event draws people from all walks of life to honor the LGBTQ+ community. This year’s theme, ‘Unity in Community,’ is a powerful call to action focusing on inclusivity and acceptance, as well as the importance of strong support systems. We encourage all employees and our broader community to attend and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, commemorate their LGBTQ+ peers, family, and friends, and to expand their knowledge of the history of Pride and the powerful contributions of the volunteers at Cork Pride in our community.

For more on Cloudera’s commitment to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, click here.

Debbie Kruger
Senior Manager, Social Impact
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