While Pride should be celebrated year-round, the month of June is a prime opportunity for companies to show their support for the LQBTQIA+ community. Cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks did just that with a team event which took place at the company’s headquarters in Santa Clara, California.
Team members got silly with our infinite photo booth, where they posed in front of a green screen with a variety of pride themed props including flags, hearts, and rainbow colors. After snapping their best photo, employees selected their favorite pride background, received print outs, and even had the option to share a digital copy via email or social media. Throughout the event, employees indulged in a variety of colorful treats and beverages including rainbow rice crispies, an assortment of fruit, flavored punch and more.
After a bit of mingling, team members sat down for a game of bingo presented on a colorful stage, featuring an assortment of rainbow balloons. Unlike your typical bingo game, this one featured a drag queen as the host. The drag queen danced and joked with participants between each bingo call, injecting some unexpected laughter and excitement into the experience.
The event was a clear success, promoting awareness and equality among Palo Alto Networks team members in a lighthearted way.
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. is an American multinational cybersecurity company with headquarters in Santa Clara, California. Its core products are a platform that includes advanced firewalls and cloud-based offerings that extend those firewalls to cover other aspects of security. The company serves over 70,000 organizations in over 150 countries, including 85 of the Fortune 100.It is home to the Unit 42 threat research team and hosts the Ignite cybersecurity conference.
Every year, during the month of June, people recognize the and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. Why was June chosen? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969.