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Quite disappointed that Bain ignored “LGBT” term and instead referred it as “special group” during a Greater China pre-MBA info session, when asked whether Bain has LGBT diversity program. Bain changed its logo into Pride on LinkedIn but can’t recognize LGBT? I know it’s China, but expect Bain to be more supportive across the firm globally.

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My personal guess is that Bain hasn’t done a global training (at least at partner level) across regions to drive the awareness of inclusion that applies to women, LGBT, disabled, etc. That’s why I feel disappointed at Bain’s claimed commitment.

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It made me wonder Bain’s culture in general and it’s commitment to LGBT community.

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Ask to be put in touch with some of the LGBTQ leadership or employees in Greater China. I’ve heard there are some amazing people in that group. I’m surprised to hear this because Bain in general is so LGBTQ-friendly but as someone in North America it’s hard for me to comment on the China-specific context.

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Yes there definitely is - I would just ask the recruiting team since I’m not sure who is out more broadly to recruits

CCP attitude is generally ‘don’t ask don’t tell’. I don’t think there would be any issue of referencing internal LGBT groups though, especially just at an info session. I actually think Bain dropped the ball here and the representatives were just being too cautious, which is unsurprising given diversity programs really haven’t been a focus of businesses in China. FYI, Chinese gay dating app Blued is doing pretty well there and filing for IPO.

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Yep it’s my thought.

I’m not sure how it’s related to CCP though. “LGBT” word isn’t a banned term in mainland China. “Saying LGBT” isn’t illegal either. I haven’t attended the other two firms’ session but will try to find out how others handle this situation.

Haha, you are right that all firms doing business in China will have to work with CCP in a way or another. And changing CCP is just impossible, while Chinese market is too big to abandon either.

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