[MAKATI CITY, 23 August 2023] – MDI Novare is proud to announce its induction as a member of the Philippine Financial and Inter-Industry Pride (PFIP), a significant milestone in the company’s ongoing commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace.

MDI Novare was officially inducted into PFIP during the “Pride in Power” Q3 Fellowship Night, held on August 23, 2023, at Discovery Primea in Makati City. The event, sponsored by Aboitiz Power Corporation, Chevron, and Shell, provided an excellent platform for MDI Novare to solidify its dedication to promoting DE&I within the financial and inter-industry sector in the Philippines.

At the event, MDI Novare was represented by Ivan Garong, HR Director for Talent Retention and a proud LGBTQIA+ member, and Sybil Samson, Talent Engagement and Advisory Lead, an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community. They received PFIP’s Certificate of Membership from Weena Ekid, PFIP Chairperson, and Ian Fegalan, PFIP Trustee, symbolizing MDI Novare’s commitment to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community and DE&I initiatives.

Speaking about this progress, Ivan Garong, HR Director for Talent Retention, stated, “MDI Novare is honored to join the esteemed member – companies of PFIP as we continue our journey towards greater diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization. This membership reflects our unwavering commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive. We look forward to collaborating with PFIP and its member-companies to advance DE&I practices.”

MDI Novare is dedicated to aligning its DE&I programs with industry best practices and leading the charge in promoting workplace equity. As the Philippines’ champion in digital transformation, MDI Novare is determined to serve as a role model for other organizations seeking to create more inclusive workplaces.


About Philippine Financial and Inter-Industry Pride
The Philippine Financial & Inter-Industry Pride (PFIP) is a collaborative, voluntary, and non-profit community of practice composed of dedicated representatives from LGBTQ+ employee resource groups and human resource or diversity teams of private firms in the Philippines. PFIP started with five companies from the banking and financial industry in October 2013 and now has over 80 members from across multiple industries, which are some of the largest multinationals in the country, all of whom are proud equal opportunity employers and recognized employers of choice. Learn more at https://pfip.com.ph/

About MDI Novare
Founded in 1988, MDI Novare is a pioneer and champion in the Philippine ICT market. Over the past three decades, MDI Novare has driven digital transformation through custom application development, infrastructure, data analytics, and IT security solutions that meet and exceed business demands. Today, MDI Novare continues its culture of innovation by being at the forefront of major technology trends such as APIs, cloud computing, big data, AI, and automation as we strive to create a positive impact for our people, our clients, our partners, and our communities.

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