Taking Pride in PRIDE

By Chris Connell :: June 21, 2021

“I believe that no one should ever have to choose between a career we love and living our lives with authenticity and integrity.” — Selisse Berry

At CFI, it’s important that we get it right. Whether we’re chartering aircraft, planning an employee team-building exercise, or celebrating the diversity of our workplace, we work from an inclusive perspective that understands how each unique individual represents a critical piece of the grand picture we paint each day. 

Having an international presence as the premier perishables forwarder grants us a uniquely global worldview that sees us as a global community striving to leave the world better than we found it. Our voice is most effective when it’s highlighting the causes, issues, and events that encapsulate our commitment to uplifting the incredible people who make CFI the greatest team in logistics. 

During the month of June, the world turns technicolor and rainbows bloom across the internet as we celebrate and honor the LGBTQIA+ people in our lives and on our teams. We encourage living authentically and are proud to give you an inclusive workplace that embraces everyone. 

Pride month started out as a memory of the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969. What began as a struggle for acceptance, for representation, and sadly for the right to live and love to each their own, should never be forgotten. We hope to remain aware of the solemnity of the origin while we observe the celebrations and brightening of a world that was dimmed last year by a pandemic. Pride came about from sacrifice and we don’t forget that. 

We thank and honor our LGBTQIA+ team members and their families and look forward to hearing about what Pride month means to you in the comments here or in your own posts and stories! Celebrate safely and Happy Pride!