April 29, 2014
Workplace Pride is very pleased to announce that Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans has accepted our invitation to speak at the 2014 International Conference.
This is a significant development as it underlines that LGBT workplace inclusion is on the agenda not only of employers throughout the Netherlands, but ALSO is a particular point of interest in Europe and the rest of the world.
April 28, 2014
As part of its ongoing efforts to professionalize its activities and therefore better serve the cause of LGBT workplace inclusion, Workplace Pride has developed a new house style for its externally focused activities and publications. The new house style takes inspiration from the existing Workplace Pride logo (which will remain in place), by assigning specific colors to specific types of events and activities. For example, the 2014 International conference has been assigned the color red and a new information brochure for the Foundation will be assigned the color blue.
The goal of the new house style is to make it easier for employers (both public sector and private sector) to relate to the work of the Foundation. Bridging that gap will help those organizations better understand that there are indeed LGBT people in all layers of the workplace and that by working together, we can ensure that LGBT workplace inclusions stays on everyone’s agenda.
Below is a sample of how the new house style will look and how they relate to the colors of the Workplace Pride logo.
The first of 3 phases in the development of the Workplace Pride Global Benchmark is now complete. This phase consisted of four focus groups that brought Diversity and Inclusion and HR professionals from various employers together with representatives of the LGBT community. Their goal was to help define those questions for the Global Benchmark survey that addressed the needs of LGBT workplace inclusion from the perspective of the community, but also took the practical needs of large employers into account. Two focus groups were held in Amsterdam, as well as one in Paris and one in Frankfurt to take international cultural differences into account for the survey questions.
The survey now enters a pilot phase in preparation for its launching during the Workplace Pride 2014 International Conference on June 20th. Workplace Pride would particularly like to thank PwC, IBM and ABN AMRO in helping to make the focus groups possible.
For more information about the Benchmark and how your organization can take part, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
April 8, 2014
Registration is now open for the 2014 Workplace Pride International Conference. This year’s conference will be held in the Hague, the international city of peace and justice. With exciting and renowned keynote speakers, thought provoking workshops and panels and, as always, unique opportunities to network with your peers and allies, this year’s conference is guaranteed to please.
For more information and to register for the conference, the opening reception and the Leadership Awards Dinner, go to: www.workplacepride-conference.org