Honoring Pride Month

June is Pride Month, a time for us to honor the strength, resilience, and power of the LGBTQIA+ community and highlight their unique cultural experiences and contributions to our teams and history. We’re devoted to working towards a more equitable world where we hope to empower our associates to share their stories and honor their personal experiences. Join us as we spotlight stories from teams and associates who celebrated Pride with us.

Sakher “Sam” Sanchez | DePaul University

We’re proud to highlight Sakher “Sam” Sanchez, an onboarding and training intern on our Central Support Team. Sam spoke about his experiences as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, how Chartwells has supported them, and their career path with Chartwells Higher Education.

LeeAnn Makara | Babson College

Our Senior Executive Chef at Babson College, LeeAnn Makara, spoke about her past, coming out, and how her family supports her. She spoke about self-discovery and offered advice about loving yourself and being authentic.