WeddingWire Earns Perfect Score in 2018 Corporate Equality Index For the Third Year
Global Wedding Marketplace Receives 100 Percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 16th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality
CHEVY CHASE, MD — November 9, 2017 — WeddingWire Inc., the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals, proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This marks the third consecutive year the organization has received the honor. WeddingWire joins the ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses which also earned 100 percent this year.
“WeddingWire is thrilled to be recognized by the HRC for the third year in a row for our commitment to and celebration of diversity and inclusion,” said Tim Chi, CEO and Co-Founder of WeddingWire. “We have always been and will continue to be committed to ensuring the highest quality experience for everyone we serve, both inside and outside our doors.”
In addition to receiving top marks in this year’s Corporate Equality Index, WeddingWire is among other leading organizations across the country that signed a Human Rights Campaign-led amicus brief in the Supreme Court case Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, arguing that businesses should be open to all. WeddingWire has its own non-discrimination policy and supports laws that protect against discrimination, including the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Support for equality-driven business and the implementation of non-discrimination policies that promote inclusivity is both meaningful and necessary in an industry — like weddings — that is celebratory of love for all.
The 2018 CEI rated 947 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. WeddingWire’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei. For more information on careers at WeddingWire, visit jobs.weddingwire.com.
About The Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers around the world are able to read over 4 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses globally. It provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 15 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Matrimonio.com, Mariages.net and more. The company employs more than 900 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.