Inside Aera
General May 31, 2017

LGBT + Allies: Sharing Perspectives, Showing Support

The group stays active in the company and the community with education events.

Aera’s “LGBT + allies” continues to be active in the company and the community.

During 2016’s Pride Month, the company’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allies employee resource group initiated “Faces of Aera.” Fifty-five employees wrote thoughtful notes about their choice to be a LGBT ally. During a panel discussion, Aera executives Christina Sistrunk, Jeremy Osterstock and Brent Ilott shared their experiences about what it felt like to hide their sexual orientation for a few days. Their personal experiment was eye-opening for the 200 employees who attended the discussion.

The group also responded after the terrorist attack in Orlando by providing an opportunity for members to share their perspectives. They also participated in a candlelight vigil to show support for the LGBT community.


Faces of Aera

DID YOU KNOW? Aera Energy is a three-time recipient of the Forbes America’s Midsize Employer List, placing ninth in the 2022 ranking and securing its spot in the top ten midsize companies to work for in the United States.

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