July 17, 2013
A great deal of the economic value in both the Netherlands and in Europe is actually produced by small and medium sized enterprises, typcially employing from 1 to 250 people. These businesses, of-course, employ, and are sometimes owned by LGBT people. Often though, they are off the radar screen of LGBT workplace emancipation given their relatively small size.
To address this important and growing sector, Workplace Pride and COC Amsterdam are cooperating to determine the needs of this special group and to explore how together we can help connect and raise their profile: both among themselves and to outside parties. Workplace Pride has the additional goal of reaching all types of workfloors to increase the visibility and engagement of LGBT people.
The first step will be to simply get together in an informal and entrepreneurial gathering in Amsterdam on 24 July from 17:00 until 19:00 at Cafe Dvars. If you are a ZZPer (individual business owner), work for an MKB or own one, (Small or medium sized enterprize) and have an affinity for the power of the LGBT community, you are welcome to join us.
Dvars is offering a free drink to the first 50 participants!
To help us get an idea of the size of the crowd, please let us know if you can make it by writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 12, 2013
On the occasion of Amsterdam Pride, Human Rights Watch and HIVOS, the Dutch-based international development organization are presenting a special event to highlight LGBT rights and the struggle against homofophia of in Africa. A number of African LGBT activitsts will be taking part in the debate and will cover issues such as the effect of Western influence on local cultures and movements.
Workplace Pride is pleased to be a sponsor of this event. A number of our members have activities in Africa thus the topic is relevant for them as well as their LGBT employees who are interested in the international dimension of our community.
The event will be held on Friday 2 August, 18:00 at ‘De Balie’, Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR Amsterdam. A borrel and debate on Lesbian Activism in Africa is open to the public, while a small admission fee will be charged for the main program starting at 21:00.
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For info on Workplace Pride, contact: email@example.com