For the 16th consecutive year, Oracle has received a top score in The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), earning special designation as an “Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion” recipient. The honor of being a best place to work for LGBTQ+ equality illustrates Oracle’s commitment to advancing inclusion in the workplace and providing a safe and authentic workplace that supports LGBTQ+ employees and allies.
“At Oracle, we don’t just respect differences – we celebrate them,” said Traci Wade, group vice president, global head of diversity and inclusion at Oracle. “We believe that innovation starts with inclusion and to create the future we need people with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. That’s why we’re committed to creating a workplace where all kinds of people can do their best work.”
To achieve this honor from the CEI, Oracle scored 100 percent across all criteria falling under four central pillars:
The results of the 2023-2024 CEI showcase how U.S.-based companies are promoting LGBTQ+ friendly workplace policies in the U.S. and abroad, growing from just 17 companies in 2002 with non-discrimination protections specific to gender identity to a record-breaking 1,340 businesses in the 2023-2024 CEI. These critical non-discrimination protections cover 21 million employees in the U.S. and around the globe.
“For well over two decades, businesses have played an important role in furthering LGBTQ+ equality by centering employee needs and voices when it comes to workplace inclusion,” said RaShawn “Shawnie” Hawkins, Human Rights Campaign Sr. Director of Workplace Equality. “Our goal at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation is to work in a spirit of partnership with companies, providing educational resources and leading benchmarking, and collaborating on ways for businesses to support the LGBTQ+ community.”
This acknowledgement from the CEI is in addition to Oracle’s recognition this year from Newsweek America’s Greatest Workplaces for LGBTQ+ 2023 and Forbes America’s Best Employers For Diversity 2023. These honors are the result of work being done across Oracle all year long, which is reflected in many ways, including the company’s strong network of employee resource groups, such as the Oracle Pride Employee Network (OPEN).
Traci Wade is vice president, global head of diversity and inclusion at Oracle.