October 11, 2011
Note to the editor:
About the Company Pride Platform
The Company Pride Platform Foundation is an umbrella organization of LGBT employee networks
(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) in large companies and organizations. Members include the networks of 22 large employers in the private and public sectors which collectively represent over 1.6 million employees. The Company Pride Platform focuses on the improvement of the position of LGBT employees by increasing the visibility of homosexuals in the workplace and by stimulating the creation of LGBT networks in companies and organizations.
For more information contact:
David Pollard, Executive Director
+ 31 (0) 6 3405 6604
Paul Overdijk, Chairman
+ 31 (0) 6 5347 2800
Marijn Pijnenburg, Board Member
+ 31 (0) 6 2280 8110
October 7, 2011
Married heterosexual couples constantly cross national borders within the EU without even a second thought. They are secure in the knowledge that their unions and the legal effects produced are universally recognised.
Such is not the case for same-sex couples. Their right to freedom of movement is constantly questioned. Simply by crossing a national border, these couples may lose all social and fiscal rights, their children may become orphans, lovers are prevented from obtaining official recognition of their couples or may even lose their nationalities of birth. All of this clearly has implications for how LGBT people function in the workplace across Europe.
The French national LGBT organization, ‘l’Autre Cercle’ is organizing a two-day International Conference in Strasbourg on 18 and 19 November to discuss these very issues. The Company Pride Platform has been proud to cooperate with l’Autre Cercle by arranging a number of speakers from CPP Members organizations.
All CPP Members, and indeed everyone interested in this topic is encouraged to take part in this conference. Registration is free, but capacity is limited, so sign up quickly to ensure your place in the conference.
More details for the conference can be found here: Mutual Recognition Conference, Strasbourg
For questions regarding the Conference, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 4, 2011
Today, Royal Dutch Airlines, KLM became the 20th official Member of the Company Pride Platform Foundation. This is an important milestone for the both the CPP and KLM. It represents the foundation’s first airline Member and is KLM’s first external effort for its LGBT employee network, “Over the Rainbow”.
“We are pleased to have KLM join the ever-growing family of organizations that recognize the value of working closely with the LGBT Community; both for their employees and their clients” said David Pollard, Executive Director of the CPP. Pollard signed the Membership contract today along with Mr. Wim Kooijman, Executive Vice President Human Resources & Industrial Relations of KLM, at KLM’s head office in Amstelveen, just south of Amsterdam.
Warner van der Veer-Jehee, Head of KLM’s LGBT Network “Over the Rainbow” said: “we have been working long and hard to reach this important moment and we are confident that both KLM and its employees will find the value in being more active within the LGBT business community through our Membership in the CPP”.
For more information regarding KLM’s “Over the Rainbow” LGBT employee network, please contact: Wilfred.Welten@KLM.COM
For more information about becoming a member of the CPP, please contact: David Pollard
L->R: Warner van der Veer-Jehee, KLM; Wim Kooijman, KLM; David Pollard, CPP: Robert Roeloffzen, CPP Treasurer
October 3, 2011
1st Pan-European event on advancing careers of lesbians, bisexual and transgender women in business: 11-11-2011
The Company Pride Platform is one of the driving forces behind this great 1-day event on 11 november 2011 targeted specifically at lesbian women in the workplace.
About the event
L-Women At Work is the 1st Pan-European event about advancing careers of lesbians, bisexual and transgender women in business. There are millions of lesbians across Europe, most of them are an active part of the labour market, as employees, managers, or business owners. Are you one of them or would you like to meet other L-women from all over europe? This is your chance to:
- Meet and professionally network with lesbians from all over Europe
- Share ideas, engage with, motivate and be motivated by other lesbians
- Learn from successful women who are ready to share their experience with you
- Be encouraged and offered practical support for your own career development
- Become part of the platform for building and articulating the value proposition of lesbians in business
Who is it for?
The event is aimed at but not exclusive to lesbian women in and from Europe. Of-course we’d like to welcome as many L-Women as possible, but if you are not an L-Woman and you have a serious interest in advancing careers of lesbians, bisexual and transgender women in Business, we’re looking forward to meeting you.
There are only 100 places available so make sure you sign-up asap to ensure a seat.
- Individuals: The entrance fee for individuals is €50,- for the day including lunch and networking reception.
- Corporate Packages: Corporate rate per person €100. Please contact us for more information and opportunities as part of our corporate package via email@example.com.
- Students: If you are a student please contact us for more information on student rates firstname.lastname@example.org
More information & Registration
Click Here to Register
More information on the event http://www.l-womenatwork.eu, or via facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Lwomenatwork) and twitter (@LWAW11, our hastag: #LWAW11)
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