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Celebrating Pride Month

During Pride Month, we're recognizing and celebrating the advances made in the franchise sector for members of the LGBTQ+ community. While we know there is still a ways to go, the Pride Franchise Leadership Council (PFLC) is proud of the strides that have been made and looks forward to what's to come. In this vein, we've put together a list of resources highlighting both the PFLC's programs, as well as the incredible work of our members across the industry.


Since its founding, the PFLC has been co-chaired by Paul Pickett and Mark Jameson. We recently caught up with Paul about the overall efforts of Diversity Institute for his thoughts: "The fact that we are proactively talking about value of diversity/equity/inclusion in our community is huge first step and the traction that all three of affinity groups have gained is so impressive. Just a quick glance at our event calendar will make your head spin. I am so proud of the quality and quantity of educational events and content that have already been delivered by all three affinity councils.:


Multiple resources are available for your teams to help your franchise brands build an inclusive environment.


Pride Franchise Leadership Council Webinars


Leading with Allyship During Pride Month


PFLC Webinar: A Conversation with Rob Smith, CEO and Founder, The Phluid Project 


Pride Celebration 2022


Celebrating Pride Month: A Conversation on Fostering Inclusivity in the Workplace


Resources Provided by Pride Council Members


Pride in Partnership: Advancing LGBTQIA Equality in Franchising


How Diversity Can Drive Innovation


How Franchising Brands Can Avoid Rainbow Washing