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WSP's Marisol Valerie shares her journey of coming out at work

 July 04, 2023

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WSP is an employer that champions diversity all year round. Concluding its PRIDE Month celebrations, the company reminds people that the work doesn't stop at the end of PRIDE Month.

A safe workspace where difference is valued

Rock Mechanics Engineer, Marisol Valerio, shared her personal journey of coming out at work, highlighting the significance of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) as a visible indication of a safe workspace.

"Coming out at work was one of the scariest decisions I made in my early career," shares Marisol. "Not because there were any signs that I wouldn't be accepted, but because there were no clear signs that I would be."

"When I joined WSP a couple of years ago, and I found out about the VIBE Employee Resource Group, I was overjoyed because that provides a clear and visible sign that supporting and embracing the 2SLGBTQ+ community is part of WSP's culture."

A culture of inclusion, diversity and equity 

WSP promotes a culture in which inclusion, diversity and equity are expected and valued. WSP also strives to create a sense of belonging for all, and its approach reflects its wider commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters.  

WSP is an inclusive employer 

WSP employees are empowered to speak up and be their authentic selves, regardless of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnic background.

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