Two Liberty IT employees have been recognised by our parent company, Liberty Mutual Insurance, in our first global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Awards.
Michael Loughan, Principal Software Engineer, and Darren Muldoon, Solutions Engineer, have picked up the awards for their work in ‘establishing and leading Pride at Liberty IT, living our values and acting as role models for DEI while raising awareness of LGBTQ+ topics throughout the organisation’.
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Awards recognise employees who demonstrate extraordinary leadership to advance Liberty Mutual’s DEI plan and ultimately, help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. The award is dedicated in memory of Therese A. Maloney, a long-term Liberty employee who was a trailblazer for women in the workplace and rose to hold multiple leadership positions in a time of significant change for working women in society.
Tony Marron, Managing Director, said: 'We are extremely proud that Darren and Michael have received well deserved recognition in these DEI awards for their extraordinary leadership in raising awareness, creating safe spaces and promoting challenging conversations. At Liberty IT, we encourage everyone to bring their whole selves to work and in doing so we are a diverse team, providing equitable opportunities and an inclusive environment for all to learn from one another. This is helping us build a high-performing and innovative organisation where people of all backgrounds and experiences can thrive.
Michael Loughan said 'Myself and Darren are honoured to receive the awards for our work and commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion which has been a big focus for us both. As part of this we helped to form our Pride group over two years ago, which has been an employee driven initiative, as well as develop an in-house Certified Ally training program and an ongoing calendar of Pride events aligning with LGBTQ+ awareness periods throughout the year. We are now working with Liberty Ireland Insurance and other regions across Liberty Mutual, including South America, Asia and London to help replicate what we have been doing, which is amazing to see.'
Darren Muldoon added 'We are working hard as a company to help raise awareness, break down barriers and spark important conversations. The recognition of the DEI Awards shows the positive impact this work is having, not just for both myself and Michael, but for our teammates in Liberty IT and throughout the wider Liberty Mutual Insurance markets across the globe.'
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