ACS has taken part in its first pride march.
Debuting at the 30th annual Perth Pride Parade on Saturday night, the ACS contingent consisted of around 30 people embracing and celebrating diversity.
Jeanene Williams, member of the ACS National Diversity and Inclusion Council, took part in the parade.
“Never have I seen such a hugely diverse group of people with around 90 different floats and upwards of 5000 people of different cultures, backgrounds, sexual orientation, religions, and organisations all coming together to celebrate diversity acceptance and understanding,” she said.
“This year’s theme was R.E.S.P.E.C.T. and that is exactly what we had, with total respect of everyone attending. The crowd was amazing and showed so much support for every entry.
ACS’ participation follows its recent signing of the Diversity Pledge, committing ACS to undertake initiatives to improve and grow the technology sector.
ACS President Dr Ian Oppermann and CEO Rupert Grayston signed the pledge on behalf of ACS.
ACS taking part in the 2021 Perth Pride March. Photo: PerthNow
“It was such a privilege to be able to participate in the very first entry by ACS with this important step by not only talking about diversity but taking positive steps forward with visibility and action to support all forms of diversity in our industry and society,” said Williams.
“Everyone involved loved it and we look forward to making it bigger and better next year.”