January 27, 2014
Preparations are in full swing for the 2014 International LGBT Conference. Now is the time to start planning your submissions for the 2014 Leadership Awards nominees! As for the past two years, the 2014 Awards will have the following categories:
Most Effective Straight Ally:
2013 winner: Alexander Rahusen- ABN AMRO
2012 winner: Lt. Colonel Sandra Keijer – Dutch Defense Ministry
Most Active Volunteer:
2013 winner: Jasper Lindenhovius – WPP Drinks the Hague
2012 winner: Tom Bijlmer – ING Gala
Best Media Representation:
2013 winner: Phillips – LGBT Brochure
2012 winner: De Telegraph
Most Engaged Network:
2013 winner: UWV
2012 winner: Dutch Government Pride
Submissions for the 2014 Leadership Awards will be accepted approximately one month before the awards ceremony and dinner on 20 June in the Hague. Workplace Pride Members will be notified ahead of time regarding submission criteria and requirements.
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January 23, 2014
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January 17, 2014
For the first time, Workplace Pride Foundation held its annual New Year’s Reception in The Hague. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Security and Justice (Veiligheid en Justitie) and Secretary General Pieter Cloo gave a welcome speech highlighting the LGBT policy of the Ministry and its outreach to society.
The reception was also the setting for Leiden University to join Workplace Pride Foundation as its first member from the academic world. For more information on the University joining Workplace Pride, click here.
David Pollard, Executive Director of Workplace Pride pointed out the plans for the foundation in the coming year, including the annual conference to be held in the Hague on 20 June at Shell’s global head office. In his closing remarks, Pollard also called on the Foundation’s members to help support the LGBT workplace communities in countries such as Russia and Nigeria where the human rights situation for LGBT people is rapidly deteriorating.
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January 16, 2014
Workplace Pride Foundation is pleased to announce that Leiden University has joined the Foundation as it’s first academic member.
“This is a significant step in the history of the Foundation”, said David Pollard, Executive Director of the Foundation. “Leiden University is showing it’s leadership in the field of diversity and inclusion, particularly towards the LGBT community. This is relevant for their LGBT students, staff and faculty, but also for all type of people who feel marginalized for being ‘different'”, said Pollard.
To date, Workplace Pride’s members have come from the private sector (companies such as IBM, Philips, ING) and also the public sector (organizations such as the Dutch Ministry of Defense, Rijkswaterstaat, and the cities of the Hague and Amsterdam). The inclusion of the academic world is important as it sets the tone for future workers, plus it is a vital source of research that influences policies and practices in the government as well in private industry. A deeper understanding and acceptance of LGBT workplace issues by the academic community can therefore be a springboard for progress; both in the Netherlands and internationally, where is it now so desperately needed.
The announcement took place at the Workplace Pride 2014 New Year’s reception which was hosted by its member, The Ministry of Veiligheid en Justitie (Security and Justice). Secretary General Pieter Cloo gave a compelling speech and called for greater involvement of all Dutch ministries in LGBT workplace topics.
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