Axiom ERGs Recognized by Human Rights Campaign Foundation
By Kelsey Provow
Leading the Way in Equitable Inclusion
We’re honored to share that the Human Rights Campaign Foundation has recognized our employee resource groups (ERGs), including our LGBTQIA+ resource group Axiom Outlaws, and their leaders for their work in helping Axiom achieve a perfect score of 100 on the foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index. This is the third consecutive year Axiom has earned the honor, and it’s a testament to our team’s hard work in developing corporate policies and practices that advance workplace equality for all underrepresented groups.
Outlaws is one of many ERGs Axiom employees can participate in to support the growth of diverse representation in the company. “Last year, Axiom was able to produce a Pronoun Policy for our employees to reference and, more importantly, be empowered by,” said Niall Spangenberg, Senior Manager of Talent Success and Outlaw Organization Lead. “It is a step towards equitable inclusion that commits Axiom to inclusivity as a right for all.
ERG members Kyle Ireland, Senior Manager and Head of DEI & People Experience, and Loun Khammy, Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, represented Axiom at the reception in New York City, joining other businesses awarded the honor. “It was an honor to co-accept the award on behalf of Axiom at last night's HRC Equality 100 Award Reception,” Loun said, “I am beyond proud to see Axiom make it to the coveted list, alongside 545+ employers out of 1,384 companies who actively participated in the survey. The strong support and commitment from the top leadership and Axiom community made this happen.”
While our ERGs are grateful to be recognized once again for their ongoing progress, their members are determined to continue to advance the company’s policies, practices, and benefits for all underrepresented employees. “I'm excited to enable our ERGs and teams to better serve their members than ever before,” Kyle said. “Last year we improved our data assets to capture candidate, global, and LGBTQIA+ data better. Now, in 2024, we get to see the impact of those decisions through processes, membership, and targeted improvements.”
Outlaws leader Niall is also looking forward to bringing more education to their colleagues through events and fireside chats with other DEI leaders, educators, and public figures who can bring their real-life experiences to the table. They believe this insight will show the queer community “exists in all forms and deserves to be in all spaces.” Niall and the rest of the Outlaws ERG continue to work towards the goal of every person feeling comfortable to bring their whole selves to work. They challenge allies to move beyond spectatorship and instead walk in stride with their LGBTQIA+ coworkers to support the genuine needs of the community.
💡 Learn more about Axiom's DEI initiatives and programs in our 2024 DEI Snapshot and recent press release.
Kelsey Provow is an award-winning writer and editor passionate about sharing unique and thought-provoking narratives. After obtaining her master's degree in professional writing, she has spent over a decade writing across multiple industries, including publishing, academia, and legal.
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