Workplace Pride Chair at Leiden University unveiled at International Conference!
June 26, 2015
Workplace Pride Foundation is delighted to announce today, at it’s 9th Annual International Conference, the intention to create the:
Workplace Pride Chair at Leiden University
Endowment for International LGBT Workplace Inclusion
The first of its kind in the world, the Chair will provide a focused and scientific multi-disciplinary approach for how to improve LGBT inclusion in the workplace and allow the development and enhancement of scholarship in this priority area of study. While firmly rooted in the Dutch model for LGBT inclusion in society, the Chair will be both domestic and international in scope and will foster recruitment of faculty members from among the best scholars in the world.
Dutch corporation, KPN will be the first major funder of the new Chair:
“This initiative is a milestone in the field of LGBT inclusion. KPN is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and we want people to feel free to be themselves. By supporting this initiative, we want to go further and really contribute to research on this topic.”, said Janine Vos, Chief Human Resources Officer, KPN
Simone Buitendijk, Vice Rector of Leiden University,says:
“Serious academic study on LGBT inclusion in the workplace has been a long time coming and Leiden University is proud to be part of this groundbreaking work”
For more information about the Workplace Pride Chair at Leiden University, see the attached press release: