Statement on Mozilla CEO Resignation by Selisse Berry, CEO of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates

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April 3, 2014, San Francisco, CA— On the news of the resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich following community pressure and boycotts related to his support of Proposition 8 in California and support of anti-gay candidates, Selisse Berry, CEO and Founder of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates releases the following statement:

“It’s difficult in these days for a company’s Chief Executive Officer to successfully recruit the best talent if they are known not to support the wide range of diversity needed by the best companies out there.  The market for top talent is competitive and many employees are looking to work for companies that support them as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender when deciding on where to work.  

Additionally, consumers are increasingly tuned into the policies of equality in the workplace when making decisions about what products they wish to use or purchase.  

We were happy to see the statement by Mozilla Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker about the controversy and Out & Equal Workplace Advocates stands ready to be of help to Mozilla as it works to ensure equal workplace policies for all of its employees.”