July 27, 2011
On Saturday, 6 August at 22:45 the Dutch television channel NTR will be airing the documentary film ‘Allemaal Lesbisch‘. Mildred Roethof created the film in cooperation with the foundation ‘LetsBeOpen!’, a platform for yound lesbian women, and ‘Aletta’, the Institute for Women’s History. Allemaal Lesbisch introduces us to the little known world of young, ambitious lesbians in the Netherlands, who long for a life in which the acceptance of homosexuality is a matter of course.
The CPP is proud that some of our own young lesbian members contributed their time and, above all their dreams to the making of this film.
Op zaterdag 6 augustus om 22.45 uur zendt de NTR de documentairefilm Allemaal Lesbisch uit. Mildred Roethof maakte de film in samenwerking met Stichting LetsBeOpen!, platform voor jonge lesbische vrouwen, en Aletta, instituut voor vrouwengeschiedenis. Allemaal Lesbisch toont de onbekende wereld van jonge, ambitieuze lesbiennes in Nederland. Ze verlangen naar een leven waarin acceptatie van homoseksualiteit vanzelfsprekend is.
De CPP is trots te melden dat sommige van ons jong lesbische leden heeft hun tijd en, voral hun dromen bijgedragen en de realisatie van dese film.
July 26, 2011
A recent Harvard Business Review study suggests that many LGBT people in the United States are still hiding needlessly and that “out” workers may stand a better chance than closeted workers of being promoted This appears to be the case largely because closeted workers suffer anxiety about how colleagues and managers might judge them and expend enormous effort concealing their orientation, which leaves them less energy for actual work.
Dutch Magazine ‘Management Team’ references the same study in an aticle entitled: “Niet uit de kast komen is een carrière-killer
The Kermis (Carneval) in Tilburg is a 440-year-old tradition in this Southern Dutch town. Although with only a tradition of 20 years, Roze Maandag, (Pink Monday) is also a well-know part of the Kermis. It celebrates homosexuality and tolerance towards LGBT people in all their colorful forms.
To commemorate Roze Maandag, CPP Member Achmea’s LGBT employee network, HoLA!, hosted an event on Roze Maandag, 25 July, at Achmea’s impressive (and pink) Interpolis office in the center of Tilburg. This event, which was co-sponsored by the CPP, brought together parties from both inside and outside of Achmea. CPP Member Cisco was represented by Mr. Coks Stoffer, CEO of Cisco Netherlands, who spoke at the event about how important it is to foster visibility for LGBT people in the workplace. According to Coks, this is the most important way to support all types of diverse people in organizations and to pave the way for greater understanding, ultimately leading to a ‘win/win’ situation for both employees and employers.
Achmea’s HoLA! is unique among CPP Members in that it has established a number of ‘touch-points’ throughout the country which act as a channel of information about LGBT issues for both employees and management.
For more information on HoLA! at Achmea, contact network leader, Richard Leusink: email@example.com
July 15, 2011
The Company Pride Platform is pleased to release our 2010 Annual Report. Highlights of the report include an increase in the number of CPP Members from 11 at the end of 2009 to 16 at the end of 2010; an increase of almost 50%! In hard figures, this means that at the end of last year, the CPP counted nearly 1,6 million employees among its Member organizations that were directly or indirectly influenced by the work of the CPP to increase visibility for LGBT people in the workplace.
New industries represented by this increase include: Insurance, Management Consulting, Telecommunications and Employee Benefits.
An online version of the the 2010 Company Pride Platform Annual Report can be downloaded here.
A limited number of hard copies are available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
July 2, 2011
CPP’s 5th Annual International LGBT Business Conference
What a great event it was! Over 250 participants took part in the conference with the theme of:
The LGBT Edge: Matching the Needs of Diverse Talent
This conference brought together Europe’s leading LGBT workplace equality experts with the international LGBT community to discuss the latest issues, challenges and trends in creating an inclusive and diverse workplace. Interactive workshops gave the Conference participants the opportunity to share experiences and contribute to the conference outcomes. The Conference looked at questions like these:
How can we continue to attract and retain top talent at a time when the workforce is shrinking?
What can employers do to create an environment that enables LGBT talent to reach its full potential?
How can social media build our reputation as a top employer?
Photographs and a conference evaluation are now online at: