Ashland pride allies network (APAN)

furthering inclusion and diversity

We envision Ashland as a welcoming organization where people of all sexual orientations and gender identities can be their true selves and feel empowered to achieve their full potential.

APAN strives to attract and retain an inclusive workforce by engaging Ashland employees to be allies for their LGBTQ+ colleagues.  APAN also works to educate the Ashland community on why supporting our LGBTQ+ community is critical to the company’s continued success.  

We believe in equality for the LGBTQ+ community and other marginalized individuals and groups.  We believe Ashland can play a significant role in advancing career opportunities for members of the LGBTQ+ community, by actively creating and maintaining an inclusive and welcoming work environment.

APAN strategic priorities

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Established in 2022, Ashland Pride Allies Network (APAN) hosted two highly attended and impactful education sessions facilitated by external speakers and experts to honor Pride Month and LGBTQ+ History Month. The content covered allyship, unconscious bias, and the lived experience of the LGBTQ+ community.