WeddingWire Named ‘Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality’ with Perfect Score in 2016 Corporate Equality Index
Industry-leading Technology Company Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality
Chevy Chase, MD–November 23, 2015–WeddingWire, the global leader for online wedding planning, proudly announces that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. WeddingWire joins the ranks of major U.S. businesses, including Twitter, AirBnB, Apple, and Xerox, which also earned top marks this year.
“This has been a tremendous year for the LGBT community, the combined WeddingWire and GayWeddings.com family, and the wedding industry as a whole,” stated Timothy Chi, co-founder and CEO, WeddingWire. “Our company has always been committed to being inclusive of the LGBT community. We’re thrilled to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for our workplace equality, and will continue to do what’s right: focusing on providing the highest-quality experience to everyone we serve both inside and outside of our offices.”
The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. WeddingWire’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
For more information about jobs at WeddingWire, visit http://www.weddingwire.com/corp/careers.
For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 2.5 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 14 countries in North America, Latin America and Europe, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 650 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.
About the Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.