Celebrating Pride Month

Celebrating Pride Month

We are committed to promoting an open and inclusive workplace. It is important that people come to work and are able to be themselves. 
The best teams are made up of people from all backgrounds and with different perspectives.
This Pride Month we want to shine a light and celebrate some of the LGBT+ Engineering and STEM Gamechangers.

Enjoy learning about these people who made a huge difference in their field: 

Lynn Conway

Lynn Conway is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer at the University of Michigan. She is known for revolutionising information technology by inventing new methods that greatly simplified the design and fabrication of complex microchips.

“My work paved the way for the modern microchips found in almost all high-technology systems, including computers, mobile phones, and the internet,” she says.

Tim Cook

Say hello to the CEO of Apple! Tim took the reins of the great tech giant in 2011, previously serving as the chief operating officer under Steve Jobs. During his time as CEO, Tim has advocated for the political reformation of international and domestic surveillance, cybersecurity and environmental preservation. In 2014, Cook became the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to publicly come out as gay, saying, “Where I valued my privacy significantly, I felt that I was valuing it too far above what I could do for other people, so I wanted to tell everyone my truth.”

Allan Hellman

Considered the first man to openly admit his homosexuality in Sweden, Allan was also a Swedish engineer and founder of RFSL The rights of the Swedish National Association for homosexuals, bisexuals, transgender people and queer people. After his death, The Allan Hellman Prize was created in memory of Hellman’s contributions to society. The prize is awarded to anyone who ‘during the past year, has worked in a meritorious manner and in Allan Hellman’s spirit to increase sexual equality in society.’

It’s been eye-opening here at MJ Quinn so far. We’ve learned so much and we’re proud to have such a supportive community within our workplace.

We want to continue this momentum by educating our staff on Pride-related topics. We believe that by creating a more knowledgeable and understanding workforce, we can create an even more supportive workspace for our employees.