SHINE - LGBTQI and Ally group

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SHINE

At the NRMA, we take pride in being a company that supports people for who they are, no matter how they identify.

While we still have progress to make, we are proud to be making a difference to the lives of our LGBTQI+ employees, as well as our Members and wider community.

We proudly advocate for the inclusion of sexually and gender diverse communities and we strive to build an inclusive environment for our employees and customers. Regardless of how one identifies, it’s important to us that everyone can be their whole self.

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NRMA Staff and the NSW Police Force on Wear it Purple Day.

Why NRMA has changed their logo?

While 2021 may be only our second year in changing our logo on our social media channels, we’re committed to supporting the community by fostering a safe and inclusive environment that celebrates people regardless of their background, gender or sexuality.

What do the colours of the logo mean?

With the logo change, you'll see there are a few more colours than just our standard blue and white. The bright colours you see are great to look at, but they also serve an important purpose.

The original rainbow pride flag was designed by Gilbert Baker in 1978. It consisted of eight stripes in different colors, each one with a specific meaning. However, with developments in the LGBTQI+ community, the Pride flag now gives representation to queer people of colour, as well as trans individuals.

The flag gives the LGBTQI+ a sense of pride and we can think of no better way to celebrate every facet of the LGBTQI+ community than by letting their flag fly high.

We're always working to ensure an inclusive culture doesn't just exist, but that it allows our people to thrive - and that our differences are celebrated.

Here's what we've done so far:

LGBTQI+ Inclusion

  • In July 2019, we established our first employee led network group named SHINE, with Emma Harrington, Chief Executive Officer, Motoring & Membership, as our Executive Sponsor.
  • SHINE provides a fantastic support network for our employees who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI+) as well as their allies. The group continues to raise awareness across the NRMA, with more LGBTI+ employees coming to work feeling happy and comfortable in their own skin.
  • We also work with external partners like Pride in Diversity, the only not-for-profit workplace program in the country designed specifically for the LGBTI+ community.
  • We recently launched our Transitioning at Work Policy and Guide for the NRMA Group, ensuring that it will help someone transition safely within the NRMA.
  • What's more, our policies and benefits that are available to employees are inclusive of same sex partners and families.

We want our LGBTI+ employees and Members to be proud of who they are, because we’re just as proud to stand alongside them.