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Beckman Coulter Senior Director Operations, Orlaith Lawler (left) pictured with colleagues including members of the company’s Diversity and Inclusion team

Pride Month celebrated at Beckman Coulter

BECKMAN Coulter staff in East Clare have wrapped up a month-long programme of Pride celebrations that included learning the history of gay rights, podcasts, a wear your Pride colours competition – and even special Pride donuts.

Pride Month, which is dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ communities all around the world, kicked off with an onsite display that charted the evolution of gay rights in Ireland and Europe.

Staff also took part in a Pride quiz with Pride mugs among the spot prizes. They then participated in a company-wide ‘The Freedom to Be Yourself’ event that connected staff worldwide at other company sites.

A special canteen day on June 10 saw staff enjoy specially-baked Boston Donuts in the distinctive Pride colours.

“We will always support our employees regardless of their individual preferences or differences, we proudly celebrate differences here at Beckman Coulter,” Beckman Coulter Senior Director Operations, Orlaith Lawler, said. “We were particularly delighted to show our support to the LQBTQ community during the month of June, Pride month. There has been huge progress in recent months and more to do as we continue to work towards a future without discrimination in the workplace and beyond.”

Beckman Coulter currently employs 500 people at its site at O’Callaghan’s Mills and its workforce has an almost equal split of women and men. The company currently has more than 40 open roles, with more details available on Beckmancoulter.com.

About Fiona McGarry

Fiona McGarry joined The Clare Champion as a reporter after a four-year stint as producer of Morning Focus on Clare FM. Prior to that she worked for various radio, print and online titles, including Newstalk, Maximum Media and The Tuam Herald. Fiona’s media career began in her native Mayo when she joined Midwest Radio. She is the maker of a number of radio documentaries, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). She has also availed of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to report on development issues supported by Irish Aid in Haiti. She won a Justice Media Award for a short radio series on the work of Bedford Row Project, which supports prisoners and families in the Mid-West. Fiona also teaches on the Journalism programmes at NUI Galway. If you have a story and would like to get in touch with Fiona you can email her at fmcgarry@clarechampion.ie or telephone 065 6864146.

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