Letting Our Colors Fly During Pride Month

Jun 30, 2021

In honor of Pride Month this year, KLA flew the Pride flag in our offices around the world. The rainbow flag has been an iconic symbol of pride in the LGBTQIA+ community since the first ones flew at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade in 1978. KLA raised the Pride flag, featuring our iconic plus overlaid in the center, to celebrate the diversity of the KLA community, including our employees, partners, customers and communities in which we live.

An image of the pride flag flying at several KLA offices around the world

Exploring Gender Beyond the Binary

On June 23rd, KLA hosted guest speaker Lianna Newman, a career technologist and LGBTQIA+ activist and advocate, in a workshop entitled “Exploring Gender Beyond the Binary”. Lianna recalled experiences throughout Lianna’s full career history that shaped Lianna’s relationship with identity, gender and sexuality, and invited our employee community to ask questions, explore our existing opinions and advance our collective understanding of gender and identity. We also reviewed valuable communication skills in the gender and sexuality space, practicing spoken pronoun-based exercises to reliably create a comfortable environment for the gender non-conforming individuals we encounter.

A screenshot of a Zoom meeting where speaker Lianna Newman presents on exploring gender beyond the binary

Equity in the Workplace

At KLA, progress is inextricably tied to our identity. We advance humanity. We keep looking ahead. We believe that tackling the incredibly diverse set of challenges posed to the electronics industry requires a team equal in its diversity. We can only deliver our best efforts with a company culture that is honest, forthright and consistent. We encourage problem-solvers of all gender and sexual identities to find their roles at KLA and contribute to the advances that drive humanity forward.


Tags: Diversity & Inclusion

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