During this month, we celebrate and recognize LGBTQ+ individuals, their contribution, and impact – locally, nationally, and internationally.
At Village, one of our foundational focus areas is creating welcoming experiences for our customers and associates. As Village Associates and Leaders, our mandate is to ensure all people feel welcome, whether shopping or working in our stores.
During the month of June, we ask our associates and leaders to focus on how our customers and fellow associates are welcomed in their workplaces and stores.
Listening and observing beyond the words is the key to activating empathy and building inclusion. Learning to listen across cultural differences, using intuition and social sensitivity, strengthens us an organization and equip us to serve our communities.