April 27, 2011
Jen Janice, manager at CPP Member TNT, was recently denied entry into Dubai due to the fact that she is transgender. The article below from the Dutch ‘Gay Krant’ magazine outlines what many transgender people are faced with; namely discrimination based upon their sexual identity. While Jen’s trip was non-business related, this can clearly translate into a workplace conflict should she need to travel there on business. Her employer, TNT, fully supports her in her efforts to try to stop this type of discrimination.
The CPP salute’s Jen’s courage and is proud to have her as one of our volunteers. Jen will be a panelist in a workshop entitled: “The Trans Eye: Insights and Observations on Gender at Work” to be held at the Company Pride Platform’s International LGBT Business Conference on July 1 in Amsterdam.
April 18, 2011
Although one of the CPP’s original founding Members, this past week saw the ‘renewal of vows’ with the signing of Philips’ Sponsorship Contract with the Company Pride Platform. This document underlines not only the commitment from both parties to work together towards optimal workplace environments for LGBT people, but also signifies Philips’ support for the LGBT community in general. In addition to its corporate commitment, the members of Philips Pride have been willing volunteers, taking active roles in the annual CPP conference, and a leading role in the organization of the CPP Boat in the annual Amsterdam Pride Canal Parade.
The CPP congratulates both Philips Pride and the management of Philips for this milestone event which took place at the company’s world headquarters in Amsterdam.
April 13, 2011
The Company Pride Platform Foundation is opening a call for proposals for a researcher to kick-start our research program:
‘Talent to Change For: LGBT Employee Research Leading the Way in Diversity’s
Contributing to research is one of the main contributions that the CPP hopes to make to help realize its vision of greater visibility of LGBT people in the workplace. This joint effort with a number of parties including the Ministry of OCW will not only increase the body of research for this topic, but also lead to practical applications that have real-life implications for the LGBT community and businesses alike.
April 12, 2011
For the 3rd year in a row, CPP will have it’s own boat at the annual Boat Parade at Amsterdam Pride. ProGay, the organizing committee of Amsterdam Pride, made sure the CPP boat would be part of the Parade by giving CPP a wild-card. Another sign of recognition that CPP is an important part of the LGBT community in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.
The CPP Boat is organized by a number of CPP member companies. By sailing together, these companies showcase the message that Being Out @ Work simply works better. Being at the parade is not about product-placement, but to show that all these companies are proud of their LGBT employees. It shows that being LGBT in a professional environment is possible.
The 2011 CPP Boat is made possible by the contribution of CPP members American Express, Cisco, IBM, KPN, Philips, PWC, Shell and UWV. The Boat Parade will take place on Saturday August 6.
CPP’s Boat in the 2010 Amsterdam Pride Canal Parade