After a fully packed agenda for the past couple of weeks, all of us can look back at a truly memorable Europride here in Amsterdam. Of-course, the highlight for us was the Workplace Pride International Conference. More than 330 participants from 21 countries, including top leaders from many organizations, gathered at the Beurs van Berlage to deliberate the future of LGBT workplace inclusion. The New Horizons magazine, which highlights the knowledge and best practices that the Foundation is gathering on this topic, was also launched at the opening reception. Not to be missed was the fabulous Amsterdam Pride Canal Parade! Ten Workplace Pride members took this opportunity to very publicly highlight their support for LGBT inclusion in society. Congratulations to our members and their amazing messages of inclusion!
With the Pride now over, it is time to finalize your entry for the 2016 Global Benchmark Survey which closes next Tuesday, 16 August at midnight. If your organization has not registered, don’t miss this chance to be part of the change for greater LGBT inclusion in workplaces around the world.
Finally, we reluctantly say goodbye to our faithful colleague Paula Ortic, who is retiring after 5 years of volunteering for the Foundation. All the best to you Paula from all of us at Workplace Pride!
With well over 300 participants, the 2016 Workplace Pride International Conference broke all records; from highest attendance and most number of senior executives, to the greatest number of participants from other countries. Three new members joined the Foundation (SAP, Deloitte and Diageo) during the event while engaging speakers from Poland, the International Labour Organization (a UN agency) and Leiden University presented a truly international view on LGBT workplace inclusion (or lack thereof).
Members of Workplace Pride had an amazing day last Saturday at the Amsterdam Pride canal viewing gallery. It was sunny and fabulous and we saw some spectacular and creative member boats sailing along from Nuon, Gemeente Amsterdam, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice, ING, PwC, PostNL, Booking.Com, KPN and Arcadis.
MORE STORIES AND PHOTO’S FROM THIS GREAT DAY WILL SOON BE ON WORKPLACEPRIDE.ORG
Workplace Pride’s previous conference brochures have been replaced with a biannual, glossy magazine called “New Horizons for LGBT Workplace Inclusion”. Featuring personal interviews, articles and background stories about LGBT diversity and inclusion in the workplace, the magazine will appear in an International Conference edition and a Global Benchmark edition. Check it out now!
After five years of loyal volunteer service to Workplace Pride Foundation, Paula Ortic will retire from her post as of today.
Paula has been instrumental in helping the Foundation achieve a higher degree of professionalism for which we are eternally grateful. Her long career as an executive assistant, spanning many countries around the world, gave her an uncanny ability to work with all types of people in a number of languages. Her skills helped her to deal with many, sometimes stressful, situations within the Foundation; particularly in the past couple of years which have seen an unprecedented growth of our activities.
Paula brought her excellent skills at event management, supplier management and text editing to the table and has shown all of us what true precision and flawless implementation really means.
On behalf of the Workplace Pride Foundation Board, Advisory Board, Staff Members and all of the Foundation’s 48 Members, we thank you, Paula, from the bottom of our hearts for your help in supporting the cause of LGBT inclusion in the workplace.