Delta Fosters Environment of Diversity & Inclusion

Delta Air Lines is
the official airline sponsor of 2005 Pride Festivals in cities throughout the
United States as part of a commitment to its diverse customer and employee
base and to foster an environment of diversity and inclusion. Festivals in
Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, New York and San Francisco will be supported by
Delta and its employees.“It’s vital for Delta to have an active, visible presence at the events
that matter to our customers and employees in the communities where they work
and live. Delta is proud to sponsor these five Pride Festivals,” said Paul
Matsen, Delta’s chief marketing officer and executive sponsor of Delta’s Gay &
Lesbian Employee Network (GLEN). “Diversity is a key component of what makes
Delta great. We strive to enrich and empower the lives of all of our employees
and customers in the hopes that they will each realize their greatest
potential.”
  Atlanta, New York and San Francisco Pride Festival activities will take
place June 24-26. Delta-sponsored Festivals in Boston and Cincinnati took
place June 11 and 12.
  As part of these sponsorships, Delta will:
    - serve as official airline sponsor of Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati,
    New York and San Francisco Pride Festivals;
    - have participation of hundreds of Delta and Song employees;
    - showcase Delta Pride floats in parades in Atlanta and San Francisco;
    - exhibit Delta and Song booths and offer promotions and giveaways at all
    Pride Festivals.
  Delta’s campaign message, “Good Goes Around ... in all colors of the
rainbow,” was designed expressly for all five Pride Festivals.  Delta has
sponsored Pride Festivals since 2003.
  Matsen is the executive sponsor of GLEN, one of four employee networking
groups inaugurated by Delta in 2001. The airline also supports employee
participation in the Black Employee Network (BEN), the Women’s Employee
Network (WEN) and the Latin and Hispanic Employee Network (LAHEN). The Pride
Festivals are among several important events that Delta’s Employee Network
Groups participate in and support.
  “Our employee networks create a forum for employees of common interest to
share professional growth and education, and promote Delta’s inclusive values
and corporate goals,” said Jerome Miller, Delta’s vice president of Global
Diversity and Community Affairs.
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