In 2018, Sasaki associate and landscape designer, Philip Dugdale, thought to ask, why not hang the Pride flag in the lobby in honor of Pride month? Dugdale’s idea then snowballed into a collaborative week-long celebration of Pride involving movie screenings, an emotional Pecha Kucha about navigating one’s LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc.) identity in the professional realm, and rainbow flags dotting all the desks in the office.
In 2019, Sasaki decided to go bigger.
In our second-annual celebration of Pride week, Dugdale wanted to “take the love and acceptance that we have in our own community at Sasaki and spread it out further,” gathering a passionate team of Pride planners around him early to start planning a rich, multifaceted celebration.
“At Sasaki, our diversity is perhaps our greatest asset,” says Sasaki CEO, James Miner when reflecting on how the celebration of Pride week brought the office together. “Our inclusive culture is designed to give everyone a voice at the table.”