I'm an executive at PolicyStat, the Carmel-based software company that was 13th in Indiana for the INC. 5000 fastest-growing companies in America list. As someone tasked with recruiting in a fast-growing technology company, I spend a lot of time thinking about and researching ways to make PolicyStat and Carmel more attractive to candidates from Indiana and across the country.
Unfortunately, the RFRA really hurt Indiana's perception as a place where humans were judged on their character and actions versus on the biases and personal beliefs of others. Passing D-2224-15 will give me a strong piece of ammunition in the fight to recruit top talent to Carmel. And beyond that, it sends a signal reiterating the freedom from discrimination that minorities of all types should receive.
I would even be in favor of D-2224-15 with almost no enforcement mechanism, as I don't feel that's the most important portion of the proposal. The important component is the signal that its passage would send regarding the acceptance of LGBT folks (and their allies) as valuable members of our community.
Wes Winham, Vice President of Product