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Diversity Recognition: Aya Healthcare Supports San Diego Pride

July 19, 2019 | Aya in the Community

On July 13, nearly 100 Aya employees and clinicians, along with family and friends, gathered together to promote diversity recognition and celebrate love and equality in the San Diego Pride Parade. The event is the largest single-day civic event in the region and one of the largest Prides in the United States. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, riots and demonstrations by the LGBTQ community that launched the Gay Liberation Movement. Aya sponsored the San Diego Pride Parade and Festival and stands in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ friends.

“Being a sponsor and part of San Diego Pride is an honor,” says Tracy Sano, Director of Travel Experience and head of Aya’s corporate philanthropy efforts. “Our partnership with Pride was the catalyst to create the Pride committee, which pushes for increased diversity and inclusion in the workplace on a company-wide basis.”

Working for a company that cares

Aya continues to increase its support for causes that matter to employees and clinicians, which is just one of the reasons it’s one of the best places to work in San Diego.

“I love that I can attend an event with my company and people welcome me with open arms – it’s just like a family out here,” said Kevin, one of Aya’s traveling nurses. “It means everything to me that Aya is at Pride. I feel so supported by them.”

It’s clear diversity recognition ranks high on the list of initiatives employees care about and Aya’s participation in Pride this year spoke volumes.

“I’ve always wanted to work for a company that has the greater good in mind,” says Christine, Application Support & Training Lead at Aya. “Aya focuses on the greater good for everybody — not just one type or color person. It’s really cool that Aya is here.”

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